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November 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Post-Election Gain Streak Ends With 1% Decline, US Stocks Advance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its four-day post-election gain streak with a 1-percent decline Tuesday as investors sold defense shares that had surged since Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential election victory Nov. 8. In contrast, U.S. stocks were lifted Tuesday on bounces in technology and energy shares as the latter sector rose in conjunction with …

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November 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 4th Straight 1%-Plus Gain, AECOM Surges on CEO’s Infrastructure Comments

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added at least 1 full percent for a fourth consecutive session Monday to new all-time high as defense primes continued to lead gainers and construction company AECOM (NYSE: ACM) also climbed after its CEO offered investors a positive outlook on U.S. infrastructure spending. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered …

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Maximus Issues FY 2017 Outlook Falls Below Street Forecasts, Expects Continued Brexit Currency Headwinds

GovCon Index-listed Maximus (NYSE: MMS) released earnings and revenue guidance for fiscal year 2017 below the consensus Wall Street forecast Thursday in part on expectations of continued headwinds from the British pound’s post-Brexit weakening. The Reston, Virginia-based government services contractor forecasts earnings of $2.90-$3.10 per share versus the analysts’ midpoint forecast of …

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November 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends at Record High With 5% Surge, Investors Bet on Defense Spending Uptick

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed 5 percent for a record one-day gain and closing value Wednesday as investors made large buys of shares in large defense primes on expectations of increased defense spending under incoming Pres. Donald Trump after his watershed election win Tuesday. The U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index …

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November 7 Morning Report: GovCon Index Enters Election Eve on 6-Week Losing Streak

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index enters the eve of the U.S. presidential election on a six-week streak of declines with Friday’s close at 78.088, up 0.024 points from Thursday. Both the GCI and U.S. stock market at-large have felt effects of election-related uncertainty among investors over the past month with frequent swings …

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November 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Stuck in Neutral, Posts 6th Straight Negative Week as Election Draws Closer

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index gave back most of its morning gains Friday to close in narrow range on mixed large-cap stock performances and register its sixth straight weekly decline. Friday afternoon trading activity saw the GCI reset itself with the larger U.S. financial market as investors watched for new election-related developments and gauged the …

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November 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Down 1% on Huntington Ingalls 3Q Miss, Leidos Jumps on Street Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday after Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reported a year-over-year decline in third quarter earnings with GCI-S&P 500 companies also notable laggers as U.S. stocks also fell on investor worries over election uncertainty. GovCon Index advancers edged decliners 16-14 and three of its 11 S&P 500 companies …

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October 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends 2-Week Stay Below 80; Lockheed Posts Best Day in 7 Years on Upbeat Guidance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above 80 points Tuesday for the first time in two weeks despite declines in the larger U.S. stock market after Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) posted its best one-day advance in seven years surged on upbeat financial outlooks for this year and 2017 to lead all GCI gainers. GovCon Index …

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October 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Shows Small Decline for 2nd Straight Day, Textron Jumps as HII & Primes Weigh

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed slightly down for a second consecutive session Thursday as notable gains by Textron (NYSE: TXT) after third quarter earnings and CACI International (NYSE: CACI) were offset by declines in Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and other large prime contractors. GovCon Index laggers outnumbered advancers at a 3-to-1 ratio …

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October 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Returns to Narrow Range as Energy Gains Boost US Stocks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a slight loss Wednesday to show a fourth session of tight movement over the last five on mixed activity in its large-cap members as U.S. stocks rode gains by energy producers on a 15-month high settlement in crude oil prices. GovCon Index laggers slightly edged gainers and six of its 11 …

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