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December 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat on Services Stock Declines & Aerospace Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed in narrow range Thursday to start the final month of 2016 as sharp declines by government services contractors offset large gains for aerospace stocks in a session that saw U.S. stocks close mixed. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered advancers by a 2-to-1 ratio and five of its 11 S&P 500 stocks …

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Carlyle Group to Sell All Remaining Booz Allen Shares

Global investment firm Carlyle Group plans to sell the remaining 11.3-percent stake it holds in government services contractor Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) six years after the latter’s initial public offering. Booz Allen said Thursday it expects Carlyle’s divestiture of 16.7 million shares for $36.75 each through a secondary offering to close Dec. …

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November 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances, KBR & Leidos Get Upgrades as Cubic Falls on Guidance Miss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index advanced for a third consecutive session Monday on a mix of contributions from large primes and services stocks but a sharp fall by Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) pared the GCI’s gain after the contractor’s guidance missed analysts’ expectations. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 5-to-1 ratio and …

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Huntington Ingalls CEO: Shipbuilder Gains Prime Contract Opportunities Through Camber Purchase

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) believes its pending $380 million acquisition of Camber Corp. gives the military shipbuilder increased opportunities through prime contract vehicle positions in government services for work previously only available as a subcontractor, HII CEO Mike Petters told investors Thursday. Camber posted $364 million in revenue and holds prime positions on five government-wide …

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Leidos Boosts Full-Year Guidance on 3Q Earnings Beat, Huntington Ingalls Misses Street’s Estimates

GovCon Index-listed companies Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) released third quarter financial results before markets opened Thursday with both contractors at different stages in major merger-and-acquisition activity. Leidos, the U.S.’ largest government services provider, raised full-year guidance for both earnings per share and revenue as third quarter EPS exceeded the …

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Huntington Ingalls to Buy Camber for $380M to Add IT, Govt Services Market Footprints

Military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has agreed to acquire government services contractor Camber Corp. for $380 million in a move to diversify revenue and add new information technology work with U.S. defense, intelligence and civilian agencies. Huntington Ingalls’ move for Camber comes in a year where other larger defense prime contractors …

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Honeywell 3Q Earnings Meet Street Outlook, Revenue Tops Analyst Forecasts Despite Aerospace Sales Decline

Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) reported third quarter earnings that met analysts’ forecasts with revenue above Wall Street’s outlook before markets opened Friday nearly a week after the industrial conglomerate lowered full-year financial guidance in part on declines in its aerospace division. The GovCon Index– and S&P 500-listed company posted earnings of $1.67 per share …

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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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SAIC CEO: GovCon Services Consolidation to Continue, ‘Time-To-Market’ Key in Bids

Science Applications International Corp.’s (NYSE: SAIC) chief executive told investors Thursday he expects consolidation among government services contractors to continue as companies continue to pursue portfolio reshaping initiatives. SAIC itself was a player in the GovCon services consolidation wave through the $790 million acquisition of Scitor announced in March 2015 nearly five months …

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August 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, Lockheed in Steep Red & Leidos Up After Deal’s Closure

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index dropped at least one full net point Tuesday for the first time since June 24 on a sharp drop in Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shares upon the defense contractor’s completion of the spinoff and subsequent merger of its government and technical services business into Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS). Lockheed was the GCI’s …

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