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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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February 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on Blue Chip Gains With Trump Tax Cuts in Focus

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Monday in tandem with major U.S. equity indices that set new record highs as investors continued to bet President Donald Trump’s plans for lower corporate taxes and regulations can boost economic growth. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by an 8-to-1 ratio as 10 of its 11 S&P …

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February 13 Morning Report: GovCon Index Records Friday, Weekly Gains as US Markets Anticipate New Tax Rules

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a 0.971-percent gain Friday to close above 90 points for the first time in two months as Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) topped GCI among both net and percentage performers. Cubic had a 52-week high following a seven-percent increase in first-quarter sales compared to the same period last year, which …

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February 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Breaks 90 After 2 Months Below Mark, Ends Week Higher

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above the 90-point barrier for the first time in two months Friday to end the week higher as all three major U.S. stock indices closed at record highs for a second consecutive session on extended investor anticipation over President Donald Trump’s tax announcement within the next …

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February 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Lift After Trump Tax Policy Hint

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed Thursday on strong gains by large aerospace primes and services contractors as all three major U.S. stock indices hit record highs in intraday trade after President Donald Trump said he would give a tax policy announcement in the next few weeks. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggards by …

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Reports: DoD Seals $8.5B Deal With Lockheed for 90 F-35s

The Defense Department and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have finalized an $8.5 billion contract for the manufacturer to supply 90 lot 10 F-35s, an order that is $728 million less than the cost of the previous batch of the fighter jets, Reuters reported Friday. Mike Stone writes the latest F-35 deal lowers the price of …

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February 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Higher on L3 & HII Boosts, US Stocks Up After Trump Banking Exec Order

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Friday on advances large and middle-tier defense primes as U.S. stocks climbed following the January jobs report and President Donald Trump’s new executive order to reduce regulations on the banking industry implemented after the 2008 crisis. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio as nine …

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February 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Held Green by CACI & Harris Earnings Beats, US Stocks Unchanged

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Thursday on strong performances by CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) after both contractors reported quarterly earnings above Wall Street’s expectations. U.S. stocks in contrast ended mostly flat as investors waited Friday’s job report and weighed President Donald Trump’s comments to lawmakers …

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