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August 15 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Loss on Retail, Manufacturing Data

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday down 0.148 points to 82.467 to end the week with a 0.315-point loss. The Index mirrored the larger U.S. market as the retail sales report for July showed no change from the previous month and manufacturing data fell below analyst expectations. Four of GCI’s S&P 500-listed stocks posted gains …

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August 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Ends at Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned downward Friday to end at a weekly loss as U.S. stocks also held negative after July’s retail sales report showed no change from the previous month and new manufacturing data also fell below economists’ expectations. For the week, the Index registered a 0.315-point decline mainly on the Wednesday plunge by …

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August 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Swings Positive on Orbital ATK Rebound & Lockheed Rise

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index staged a rally Thursday to barely miss a new record close as Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) regained some ground from a record plunge in the previous session and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) rose to a new 52-week high in intraday trade. The Index closed 0.179 points shy of the …

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August 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, AECOM Down on 3Q Revenue Miss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Tuesday with gainers outnumbering laggers by a roughly 4-to-1 ratio against a largely choppy day for U.S. stocks as the general financial markets continue to struggle for direction. Ten of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed in green with McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) the best net …

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August 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Dragged by Northrop & Other Defense Prime Losses

The GovCon Index stumbled Monday and failed to carry over momentum from Friday’s strong July jobs report as declines by major defense primes weighed on the GCI and losses by healthcare shares dragged down U.S. stocks. GovCon Index laggers outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and four of its 11 S&P 500-listed stocks posted gains with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: …

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August 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Boeing & Services Stock Losses, Harris Jumps 2% on Jana Partners Board Pact

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded downward Tuesday on sharp declines in Boeing (NYSE: BA) and major services-oriented contractors while Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) soared 2.71 percent on news of its board of directors membership agreement with activist hedge fund Jana Partners. The GovCon Index declined 0.316 points to 82.184 and five of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks …

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Northrop CEO Eyes Tech Services Segment Reposition Versus Sale or Spinoff

Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) chief executive signaled to investors Wednesday that he would rather reposition its technology services segment to different focus areas rather than pursue a sale or spinoff of the division. Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop created the technology services segment at the start of this year from a realignment initiative originally …

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July 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Gets Lift on CGI, GD & Boeing Earnings Beats

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index advanced against choppy activity in the larger U.S. stock market Wednesday as five GCI stocks released quarterly financial results before the opening bell. The GovCon Index gained 0.223 points to 82.374 and four of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks moved higher as the latter stock market bellwether attempted a late charge into …

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Boeing Cuts Earnings Outlook on 2Q Loss as GD & Northrop Lift Forecasts on Beats, Booz Allen & CGI Top Street Estimates

Five government contractors listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reported their latest quarterly financial results before U.S. markets opened Wednesday and all earnings per share figures fell above the consensus Wall Street forecast. Boeing (NYSE: BA) swung to a net loss for its second quarter and lowered its earnings forecast on …

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July 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds Higher Against Flat US Market Ahead of Prime Defense Earnings

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Tuesday against choppy trade in the larger U.S. stock market as defense-oriented investors prepare to examine a large batch of earnings reports from major sector players due Wednesday. The GovCon Index notched a gain of 0.473 points to 82.151 and eight of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed companies closed …

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