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March 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Climb to New Records on Trump Speech & Rate Hike Chatter

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high Wednesday for the second time in three sessions as U.S. stocks also extended their record-setting rally in their best one-day performance of 2017 so far with the S&P 500 composite index above 2,400 for the first time during intraday trade after President Donald …

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February 28 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Hold Lower Ahead of Trump Address

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and U.S. stocks fell Tuesday at their worst one-day declines over the past month as investors looked ahead to President Donald Trump’s speech before a joint session of Congress at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time for further clues on his economic agenda that has included promises of tax cuts, deregulation …

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CTC’s Ed Sheehan: Federal Defense Budget to Grow in Fiscal 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 28, 2017 — Ed Sheehan, president and CEO of Concurrent Technologies Corp., has said he anticipates growth in federal defense spending for fiscal year 2018 under Donald Trump’s administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Tribune-Democrat reported Sunday Sheehan noted potential advantages to local contractors of an increase in the …

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February 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Record Close on Trump Military Budget Proposal

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time record high Monday with large aerospace-and-defense primes the main contributors to gains after President Donald Trump unveiled his proposal to raise military spending 9 percent for the next federal fiscal year. U.S. stocks also posted small gains as the benchmark S&P 500 composite …

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February 27 Morning Report: GovCon Index Gets Boost as Trump Reaffirms Military Buildup Plan

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a 0.625-point climb Friday to record a fourth consecutive weekly gain as defense stocks received a boost from President Donald Trump’s reiteration of his presidential campaign pledge to build up the military. GCI advancers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio with Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) …

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February 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, S&P 500 Dips After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index traded narrowly lower Wednesday after the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicated a desire among many policymakers to raise interest rates “fairly soon.” GovCon Index advancers slightly edged decliners 16-14 as seven of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Huntington …

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February 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Sets 5th Straight Record Close on Boeing & Huntington Ingalls Lifts

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index crawled to a fifth straight record close Friday to extend its current stretch of weekly gains to three and record a five-day advance of 2.72 percent . The U.S. stock benchmark S&P 500 also inched to a record close for a weekly gain of more than 1 percent despite investor …

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February 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Moves Green on Huntington Ingalls 4Q Beat, US Stocks Pause Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a new all-time high for a fourth consecutive session on strong fourth quarter earnings from Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 retreated Thursday after a five-day stretch of record closes. Both the GCI and U.S. equities had set continued record highs during those streaks on …

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February 15 Market Close: GovCon Index & US Stocks Further Extend Record Highs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and all three major U.S. stock indices moved further into record-high territory Wednesday after President Donald Trump repeated his plans to cut taxes and simplify the tax code after a meeting with retail company executives. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by a 9-to-1 ratio as nine of …

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February 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted By McKesson Surge, US Stocks Set New Record Highs on Apple & Banks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index hit a new all-time record close Tuesday on a strong performance from blue chip stock McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) as U.S. equities also reached new highs for a third consecutive session Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Senate lawmakers on Capitol Hill. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners …

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