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August 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls to End Red August, Lockheed & McKesson Pare GCI Decline

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell Wednesday to register a fifth decline over seven sessions in a stretch that puts the GCI in negative territory for August and ends its streak of monthly declines at six as U.S. market speculation over the next rate hike overshadows trading activity. Investors are looking at Friday’s labor report …

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July 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 4th Straight Gain, US Stocks Narrow on Oil Decline

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held positive throughout Wednesday trade as U.S. stocks traded in narrow range on a fall in crude oil prices with second quarter earnings season on the horizon. The GovCon Index gained 0.229 points to a new record of 81.751 with eight of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500 stocks in green …

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March 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Weighed by Commodity Declines, Health Net Up 4% on Centene Deal Approval

The GovCon Index stumbled from the open to close at a loss of 0.279 points to 75.052 as U.S. stock declines mirrored a fall in commodities such as oil and investors continued to speculate over when the next interest rate increases could occur. Los Angeles-based health insurance provider Health Net (NYSE: HNT) …

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March 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Bounces Back From AM Dip, Crude Rises as Traders Await Euro Bank Decision

The GovCon Index recovered from a brief morning dip into a decline Tuesday and closed at a gain of 0.443 points to 73.042 as U.S. stocks rose in tandem with crude oil prices in New York and investors awaited a decision from Europe’s central bank on additional stimulus. Crude futures …

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December 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Swaps AM Gains for Sharp Loss as Investors Anticipate Rate Hike

The GovCon Index plummeted from a strong morning open to close at a steep decline of 1.346 percent to 76.570 that mirrored sharp losses for U.S. markets in the afternoon session. The Index approached a 1-percent gain mid-morning before its entry into negative territory that mirrored the U.S.’ three major stock …

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