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March 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Climb to New Records on Trump Speech & Rate Hike Chatter

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high Wednesday for the second time in three sessions as U.S. stocks also extended their record-setting rally in their best one-day performance of 2017 so far with the S&P 500 composite index above 2,400 for the first time during intraday trade after President Donald …

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February 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, S&P 500 Dips After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index traded narrowly lower Wednesday after the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicated a desire among many policymakers to raise interest rates “fairly soon.” GovCon Index advancers slightly edged decliners 16-14 as seven of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Huntington …

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December 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends 3-Day Slide on HII & Services Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index inched higher Thursday to end its three-day streak of declines on a large gain by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and contributions from services-oriented companies as U.S. stocks also climbed after the release of new economic data. GovCon Index gainers edged decliners 16-14 as six of its 11 S&P 500 …

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December 14 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Turn Lower After Rate Hike Announcement

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned from neutral to negative territory Wednesday as did the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for only a second time since the 2008 financial crisis. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers by a 9-to-1 ratio as three of its 11 S&P 500 …

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December 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops on Steep Prime Declines, SAIC Climbs on Earnings Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday on steep losses among several of its large-cap prime components as U.S. stocks posted a small advance to a new record high close with financial shares the top performers at a 1-percent gain and industrials the largest laggards. Thursday’s decline puts the GCI below 90 points after a …

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November 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches to New Record Close, US Stocks Flat After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index extended its current stretch of gains to a fifth straight session Wednesday and a second consecutive all-time record close to stay on track for a third straight weekly rise in a shortened trading week. U.S. stock markets are closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and are open …

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November 22 Market Close: GovCon Index, S&P 500 Notch Record Closes to Extend Post-Election Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index set a new closing record Tuesday with a 1-percent gain paced by defense prime and government services stocks as the U.S. bellwether S&P 500 also ended at an all-time high in spite of healthcare stock declines. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners at a 4-to-1 ratio and nine of its 11 …

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November 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 2% Election Eve Rally as Markets Gain Vote Certainty

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded its best one-day gain in seven weeks Monday with a 2-percent gain that mirrored across-the-board rallies by U.S. stocks as investors welcomed the FBI‘s weekend letter to reiterate the agency’s stance that Hillary Clinton’s email usage was not a crime. The U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index also barely …

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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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October 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on HII, Honeywell Bounces in Narrow US Trading Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher Wednesday on gains by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 index showed little change with the Federal Reserve‘s September meeting minutes the main focus of investor attention. GovCon Index gainers slightly outnumbered laggers and six of its 11 …

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