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April 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Declines as US Market Rally Pauses

The GovCon Index started the first full week of April and second-quarter trade Monday with a decline of 0.191 points to 74.189 in a session that saw U.S. stocks hold slightly negative throughout the day. The S&P 500 composite index closed down 6.65 points — or 0.32 percent — as investors slowed down the …

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April 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Up on March Jobs Report to Hold Off Early Oil Pressure

The GovCon Index posted a gain of 0.348 points to 74.380 in a reflection of overall positive movement in U.S. markets Friday on March jobs figures that exceeded some economists’ expectations and new manufacturing data that showed some recovery in that sector. Both the Index and S&P 500 composite index held …

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March 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Lags to Snap 5-Week Gain Streak, CAE to Join GCI Monday

The GovCon Index lagged for a third consecutive trading session Thursday to end at a decline of 0.412 points to 74.640 on the week’s final day of trade as U.S. financial markets are closed on Good Friday. Thursday’s close puts the Index at a decline of 1.207 percent on a weekly basis to end the GCI’s streak …

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March 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Weighed by Commodity Declines, Health Net Up 4% on Centene Deal Approval

The GovCon Index stumbled from the open to close at a loss of 0.279 points to 75.052 as U.S. stock declines mirrored a fall in commodities such as oil and investors continued to speculate over when the next interest rate increases could occur. Los Angeles-based health insurance provider Health Net (NYSE: HNT) …

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March 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts Narrow Gain on Oil Rise; Tech Stocks Lift US Markets

The GovCon Index posted its fourth consecutive gain Monday by a narrow 0.074 points to 75.415 in a reversal from a sharp fall in mid-morning trade as oil prices rose and both technology and biotech stocks helped the major U.S. indices hold in positive at the close. Utility and material shares lagged …

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March 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts Loss, US Markets Hedge Ahead of Fed Statement

The GovCon Index traded in negative territory throughout the session Tuesday and closed at a decline of 0.355 points to 73.388 as U.S. stocks also held marginally downward ahead of the scheduled Wednesday afternoon statement from Federal Reserve policymakers when their two-day meeting concludes. Index stock Vectrus (NYSE: VEC), a Colorado Springs-based government technology …

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March 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Declines as US Stock Markets Hover Ahead of Fed 2-Day Meeting

The GovCon Index failed to turnaround declines incurred during morning trade Monday and ended at a loss of 0.237 points to 73.743 as U.S. stocks hovered in and out of positive territory throughout the afternoon session. Investors have turned their attention to the Federal Reserve‘s two-day meeting Wednesday and Thursday with the priced-in odds …

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March 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Rides Oil Surge to 1% Gain, Up for 4th Straight Week

The GovCon Index rebounded 1.541 percent to 73.980 Friday with all 30 stocks up in movement that mirrored U.S. stocks’ recovery on a sharp rise in crude oil prices and investor confidence in the European Central Bank’s latest stimulus initiative. Friday’s close puts the Index up at a nominal 0.053 points over five …

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March 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Bounces Back From AM Dip, Crude Rises as Traders Await Euro Bank Decision

The GovCon Index recovered from a brief morning dip into a decline Tuesday and closed at a gain of 0.443 points to 73.042 as U.S. stocks rose in tandem with crude oil prices in New York and investors awaited a decision from Europe’s central bank on additional stimulus. Crude futures …

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March 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls as ICF & Navistar Earnings Misses Weigh

The GovCon Index held lower throughout the trading session Tuesday and closed at a decline of 1.071 percent to 72.599 on earnings misses from two GCI stocks and investor reaction to oil price declines and new trade data out of China. ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) dropped 8.37 percent a day after the consulting …

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