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December 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances, US Stocks Turn Red After Russia Sanctions

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index moved higher Thursday on broad gains among defense primes and services contractors as U.S. stocks closed slightly lower in a mostly quiet penultimate trading session for 2016. Investors continued their post-election focus on defense and other GovCon stocks, while the S&P 500 composite index turned slightly negative as markets …

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December 19 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Negative Friday Numbers to End 5-Week Gain Streak

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday down 0.177 points to 88.179 following a volatile afternoon trading session for U.S. stocks. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) led all GCI net and percentage gainers Friday. The Index’s streak of five straight weekly gains also ended with this week’s loss, although GCI has posted a climb of 10.74 percent since the …

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December 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower, S&P 500 Higher as Federal Reserve Meeting Gets Underway

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed lower Tuesday in a session that saw the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 close at an all-time record high as investors restarted post-election buying activity in sectors they expect to see growth under a Donald Trump administration. Tuesday’s flat movement by the GCI follows Monday’s 1-percent decline as …

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December 12 Morning Report: GovCon Index Registers 6th Straight Weekly Gain as Defense Stocks Continue Post-Election Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday up 0.476 percent to 90.426, with gainers outnumbering laggers by a 2-to-1 ratio, as the climb of defense stocks continues following the election of Donald Trump. McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was the GCI’s top net advancer while Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) was …

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December 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops on Steep Prime Declines, SAIC Climbs on Earnings Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday on steep losses among several of its large-cap prime components as U.S. stocks posted a small advance to a new record high close with financial shares the top performers at a 1-percent gain and industrials the largest laggards. Thursday’s decline puts the GCI below 90 points after a …

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December 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts All-Time Record Close, Extends Gain Streak to 5

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a fifth straight gain to a new all-time record close Wednesday on strong performances by Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) as U.S. stocks also advanced with the S&P 500 at a record close. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio …

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November 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Down as Post-Election Rally Pauses

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its six-day win streak Monday as U.S. stocks also took a break from the post-election rally after a stretch that saw equities post three straight weekly gains. GovCon Index decliners edged gainers and six of its 11 S&P 500 components advanced with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) the …

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November 28 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 3rd Straight Record Close, Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed 0.721 percent to 89.518 for the shortened trading session Friday to register a third consecutive record-high close as gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) was the GCI’s top net performer and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) was the top percentage gainer. The Index also …

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November 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Sets 3rd Straight Record Close in Half-Day Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index set a third straight record-high close Friday to a third consecutive weekly gain in a shortened U.S. stock trading session as financial markets closed at 1 p.m. Eastern time. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 stocks closed green with Huntington Ingalls …

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November 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower as Defense Primes Slow Post-Election Surge

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday on sell-offs in its largest defense prime components as U.S. stocks also held modestly down with financial stocks and utilities among the most notable decliners. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 components fell with Lockheed Martin …

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