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October 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Shows Little Change as Energy & Consumer Declines Weigh on US Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted little change for a second consecutive session Monday on mixed results among its large-cap companies as U.S. stocks closed mostly lower due to a sell-off in consumer and energy sector shares that coincided with a decline in crude oil prices. GovCon Index laggers outnumbered advancers and four of …

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October 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Cuts Losses in PM Trade, Cubic Weighs After 4Q Earnings Caution

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index pared much of its losses during afternoon trade Thursday but failed to close in green as Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) tumbled after the company warned full-year earnings and revenue would fall below prior guidance on funding delays from the Defense Department. GovCon Index gainers slightly edged laggers after …

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October 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on Boeing & Services Gains as US Stocks Ride Oil Bounce

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index returned above the 80-point barrier Monday on strong gains by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and services-oriented companies as energy shares led U.S. stocks higher in conjunction with a rise in crude oil prices. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 6-to-1 ratio but five of its 11 S&P 500 components …

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September 28 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Move Green in PM Trade on Oil Supply Cut Reports

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned positive in mid-afternoon trade Wednesday along with U.S. stocks after reports surfaced that major oil producing countries reached an agreement to limit global supply with more details due in November. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 4-to-1 ratio and eight of its 11 S&P 500 companies …

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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 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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August 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls to End Red August, Lockheed & McKesson Pare GCI Decline

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell Wednesday to register a fifth decline over seven sessions in a stretch that puts the GCI in negative territory for August and ends its streak of monthly declines at six as U.S. market speculation over the next rate hike overshadows trading activity. Investors are looking at Friday’s labor report …

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August 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Narrowly Down, Ends Week at Slight Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index pared back some losses in late afternoon trade Friday to register a narrow weekly gain as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) extended its stretch of declines to a fourth straight day and CACI International (NYSE: CACI) again led gainers along with other mid-tier primes. Four of the GovCon Index’s 11 S&P …

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August 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on CACI Earnings Beat, Energy Leads US Stock Gains on Oil Spike

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Thursday from a two-session stretch of losses on a surge by CACI International‘s (NYSE: CACI) stock after the government services contractor topped Wall Street’s fourth quarter and full-year forecasts. Arlington, Virginia-based CACI said the February acquisition of the National Security Solutions business from L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) helped …

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August 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls on Orbital ATK Plunge After Accounting Disclosure

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded its worst session in four weeks Wednesday despite gainers as the clear majority after Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) announced it would restate all financial results dated back to April 2014. Shares in Orbital ATK plummeted 20.25 percent — or $17.987 — at the stock’s biggest one-day loss in nearly a year after the space systems …

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