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Raytheon Lifts Guidance as 3Q Earnings Top Street; L-3’s 2017 Outlook Below Analyst Consensus

GovCon Index– and S&P 500-listed defense contractors Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) lifted full-year earnings per share and revenue guidance before markets opened Thursday with third quarter EPS above Wall Street’s expectations for both companies. Raytheon showed a year-over-year revenue increase for the third quarter on growth …

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Northrop CEO Details Cost Reduction Focus of Customers & Industry After GAO Bomber Contract Review Goes Public

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) CEO Wes Bush described to investors Wednesday the aerospace and defense contractor’s moves to focus on affordability and make corporate-level investments to take costs out of programs such as the B-21 bomber in response to slower-growing budgets. Budgets have not expanded at the same speed as global security …

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CACI Lowers Earnings Outlook as 1Q Results Top Street

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) lowered full-year earnings per share guidance Wednesday as first quarter EPS and revenue exceeded Wall Street analyst forecasts on continued contributions from the National Security Solutions business acquired in February from L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL). GovCon Index-listed CACI now expects earnings for its 2017 fiscal year started Oct. 1 of $5.98-$6.37 per share versus the prior …

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October 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Gets Northrop & Boeing Lift Against Mixed US Stock Trade

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher against mixed activity in U.S. stock markets Wednesday for a second consecutive session on large contributions from Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) after both aerospace-defense companies boosted their full-year outlooks. GovCon Index advancers edged laggers and nine of its S&P 500 companies gained as the latter U.S. stock bellwether …

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Bob Kipps: Large GovCon Players Return to Organic Growth in Year of ‘Non-Traditional’ M&A Buyers

For the government technology services sector, the third quarter was strong and a step up from the prior years’ flat or shrinking activity throughout the industry, according to Bob Kipps, managing director at Tysons Corner-based aerospace and defense investment bank KippsDeSanto & Co. “Operationally, 2016 has been the year where the ‘rubber …

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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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Lockheed Boosts Intl Sales Goal to 30% on F-35, Missile Defense Prospects

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has lifted its goal of international revenue from an initial goal of 25 percent originally set in 2014 to 30 percent in future years past 2016 as the defense contractor is “on track to exceed” the former benchmark this year, CEO Marillyn Hewson told investors Tuesday. Contributions …

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Lockheed’s Revised 2016 Outlook Post-Leidos Deal Tops Street Consensus

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled revised full-year earnings and revenue guidance that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations Monday in the defense contractor’s first financial statement since the Aug. 16 spinout and merger of its former government services segment into Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS). GovCon Index– and S&P 500-listed Lockheed sees earnings of $12.10 per share and $46.5 billion in revenue for …

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October 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifts on Defense Prime Gains, Rockwell Collins Tumbles on Flat Guidance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher Monday with large prime contractors the top advancers to offset a large decline by Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) on flat revenue guidance for its current fiscal year as U.S. stocks advanced on deal activity and new earnings reports. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 5-to-1 …

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October 24 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 4th Consecutive Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 0.364-percent or 0.289-point decline to 79.147 as laggers outnumbered advancers and ended the five-day trading period with its fourth straight weekly loss. Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) was the GCI’s lone S&P 500-listed stock to post a gain on its third-quarter earnings and revenue and was the second-best net gainer …

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