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November 9 Intraday Special Report: GovCon Index Up 4% & Surging Toward Largest One-Day Climb, Defense Primes Pace Gains

As of 11:15 a.m. Eastern time, Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index is trading up 4 percent and on pace to record its largest one-day gain since its October 2014 inception as investors have snapped up shares in large defense primes after the upset victory by Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential …

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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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November 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Down 1% on Huntington Ingalls 3Q Miss, Leidos Jumps on Street Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday after Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reported a year-over-year decline in third quarter earnings with GCI-S&P 500 companies also notable laggers as U.S. stocks also fell on investor worries over election uncertainty. GovCon Index advancers edged decliners 16-14 and three of its 11 S&P 500 companies …

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Reports: DoD Issues $6.1B ‘Unilateral Contract Action’ on 9th Lockheed F-35 Production Batch

The Defense Department has finalized a “unilateral contract” worth more than $6.1 billion to fund Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) low-rate initial production of 57 lot 9 F-35 fighter jets, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mike Stone writes the deal covers 42 F-35As for the U.S. Air Force, Japan, Israel and Norway; 13 F-35Bs for the U.S. Marine Corps and 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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Northrop Grumman Receives 5th NeXolve-built Sunshield Layer for Webb Telescope

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 2, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received the last of the five NeXolve-built sunshield layers that will work to protect the optics and equipment of NASA‘s James Webb Space Observatory, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. NASA said Tuesday the sunshield serves to prevent the sun’s heat from disrupting …

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October 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes in Tight Range, Ends October Decline to Start New Earnings Week

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded in tight range Monday to record its third straight monthly decline with a second week of quarterly financial reports from GCI companies set to begin Tuesday morning. U.S. stocks also struggled for direction Monday in the start of the final full trading week before the presidential election …

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Northrop Awarded $190M Army Hunter UAS Logistics Support Extension

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will continue to provide logistics support for the U.S. Army‘s MQ-5B Hunter tactical unmanned aircraft systems under a two-year, $190.3 million contract. The Army Contracting Command received one bid for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and obligated $44.2 million at the time of award from the military branch’s …

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October 31 Morning Report: GovCon Index Records 1.039% Drop Friday to Close 5th Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a 1.039-percent or 0.830-point decline Friday to close at 79.036 and record its fifth consecutive weekly loss. Friday saw Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as the GCI’s best net performer followed by L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), while AECOM (NYSE: ACM), L-3 Communications and KBR (NYSE: KBR) were the …

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October 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls to 5th Consecutive Weekly Loss on McKesson Earnings Miss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell at least 1 percent for a second straight time Friday to post its fifth consecutive weekly loss after pharmaceutical services provider McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) issued a guidance cut due to nationwide drug pricing pressure on wholesalers. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 2-to-1 ratio and eight …

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