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October 23 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down at Market Close

The 30-company GovCon Index closed at 64.584 on Wednesday, down by 0.270 point or 0.419 percent from the previous day. The Standard & Poors 500 index dropped 0.7 percent to 1927 points, the Nasdaq composite index registered an 0.8 percent fall to 4383 and the Dow Jones industrial average inched down 0.9 percent to 16, 461 as markets …

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October 22 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up at Market Close

Gains all around reflected a GovCon Index close of 64.854 on Tuesday, up by 1.010 points or 1.533 percent from the previous day. Strong quarterly earnings from technology companies, coupled with the European Central Bank looking to buy corporate bonds as an option, boosted the Standard & Poor’s 500 by …

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October 21 Morning Report: GovCon Index Slightly Up at Market Close

The GovCon Index closed at 63.843 on Monday, up by 0.008 points (0.012 percent) from Friday’s close. U.S. markets closed higher on the back of a S&P 500 index gain of 17.25 points and NASDAQ composite index close of 57.64 points, both up for the third straight day, USA Today reported Monday. …

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October 20 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up at Market Close

The GovCon Index closed at 63.836 on Friday, up by 1.059 points (1.632 percent) from the previous day’s close. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes closed more than 1 percent up, as did Europe’s main indicators in a rebound from a volatile week that the BBC said came amid fears of weakening global economic data.   …

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October 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up Slightly at Market Close

With mixed market results, the GovCon Index closed slightly up by 0.359 points — or 0.569 percent — to 62.777. The S&P 500 closed flat at 1, 862.76 as the energy sector lead gains for that index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 24.5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16, 116.24 and the Nasdaq Composite ticked up 2 points …

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October 16 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Holds Level With Market

The GovCon Index entered the final hour of Wednesday trading at 62.696 — a nominal increase of 0.44 percent, or 0.28 points from Tuesday’s figures. Gainers led laggers 18-to-12 and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) recorded the largest increase at 6 percent after the company announced a 5-percent revenue jump for its third fiscal quarter. That percentage …

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October 16 Morning Report: GovCon Index Enters Day at Half-Percent Decline

The GovConIndex will enter Thursday’s trading day at 62.418 points — down 0.367 points from Wednesday’s figures, or a decline of 0.592 percent. CNBC reports that more economic data will become public on Thursday, such as the weekly jobless claims numbers,  industrial production figures, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve survey and the National Association of …

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October 15 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Tanks 2% as Weak Data Hits Market

The GovCon Index recorded a 2-percent decline as of Wednesday afternoon, nearly in line with the other three major stock indices after the release of weak economic data. Ahead of the closing bell, the GovCon Index sat at a figure of 61.797, a decrease of almost a full point from Tuesday’s …

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October 15 Morning Report: GovCon Index Inches Up as Global Concerns Hold

The GovCon Index entered Wednesday trading at 62.785 — approximately 0.82 percent higher than Tuesday’s figure, or an increase of 0.52. Reuters cited concerns over Ebola, the impact of weak global economic figures on U.S. corporate earnings and a decline in oil prices as drivers of Tuesday’s investment activity.   Top Percentage Gainers Company …

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October 14 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Ticks Up

The GovConIndex sat at 63.082 Tuesday afternoon — approximately 1.27 percent above Monday’s closing figure — as the three major stock indices slowly lost gains from earlier in the trading day. Twenty-five companies in the GovConIndex were slated to close with increases from Monday’s trading day, four firms were in the negative …

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