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September 26 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Down Ahead of 1st Presidential Debate

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index showed little change Monday to start September’s final trading week as U.S. stocks declined on investor anticipation over the first U.S. presidential debate to take place six weeks before the Nov. 8 election. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers at a 2-to-1 ratio and two of its S&P 500 companies closed green with …

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September 26 Morning Report: GovCon Index Registers Weekly Gain on Fed’s Interest Rate Decision

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a decline of 0.495 percent to 81.375 but posted a weekly gain of 2.57 percent after the Federal Reserve decision Wednesday to maintain current interest rates. The GCI’s S&P 500-listed companies and other large defense contractors helped drive gains, with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as the top net performer Friday …

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September 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Rally Halted, Posts Weekly Gain as Energy Weighs on US Stocks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index dropped Friday but registered a weekly gain as U.S. stocks took a break from their two-day surge after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday. The post-Fed decision rally helped the GCI add 2.57 percent over five days with its S&P 500-listed companies and other large defense platform makers among the drivers of gains as …

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September 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Post-Fed Rate Decision Gains, KBR Joins GCI After Govt Services Acquisitions

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose for a second straight session Thursday to extend gains on the Federal Reserve‘s Wednesday decision to leave interest rates unchanged on a mix of contributions from large defense platform makers and services-oriented contractors. Thursday also represented the GovCon Index’s first day of activity with KBR (NYSE: KBR) …

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September 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Returns Above 80 After Fed Holds on Rate Hike & Signals December Move

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added 1 percent Wednesday to record its best session in two months and close above 80 points for the first time since Sept. 12 with 29 out of 30 stocks in positive after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and signaled a potential move in …

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September 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower on HII Downgrade, US Stocks Higher as Fed Meeting Begins

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed in narrow range Tuesday after Cowen and Company downgraded the stock of military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and GCI decliners over gainers at roughly 2-to-1 ratio. Newport News, Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls ended as the GovCon Index’s worst net performer on Cowen and Company’s downgrade of HII to …

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September 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifts, US Stocks Mixed Ahead of Fed Policy Summit

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Monday in an attempt to close above the 80-point barrier for the first time since Sept. 12 on gains by large defense primes and services-oriented companies. The GCI’s positive movement contrasted activity in U.S. financial markets as stocks turned south in the final hour of trade and closed mixed ahead …

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September 19 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Friday, Weekly Drop Ahead of Fed Reserve Meeting

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed in the negative Friday with a 0.953-percent or 0.760-point drop to 78.957. The Index also recorded a weekly decline ahead of the Federal Reserve‘s two-day meeting on Sept. 20 and 21. All of GCI’s S&P 500 stocks posted losses in Friday’s session while four registered gains for the week, with Honeywell …

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September 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Surges to Extend Volatility, Primes Lead Gains

The GovCon Index rallied Thursday to extend its current stretch of volatility into a fifth straight session as large primes and S&P 500-listed contractors led advancers in conjunction with gains in the larger U.S. stock market on economic data traders view as a factor against a September interest rate hike. The GovCon Index …

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September 12 Morning Report: GCI, US Markets Post Losses on Interest Hike Concerns

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 2.30-percent drop to 79.822 to post a two-month low with all 30 registered companies in the negative. U.S. markets also dropped with the S&P 500 at 2, 127.81, the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 18, 085.45 and Nasdaq at 5, 125.91. Investors have expressed concerns that the Federal Reserve could soon implement …

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