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March 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Climb Ahead of Jobs Report

The GovCon Index held steady in positive territory throughout the trading session Thursday to close at a gain of 0.487 points to 73.711 as U.S. markets anticipated Friday’s jobs report from the Labor Department. Investors also looked at data that showed weekly jobless claims at 278, 000 and factory orders climbed 1.6 percent in …

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February 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts Decline, Ends at Modest Gain for Month

The GovCon Index fell into a decline over the final two hours of trade Monday to end the full session at a loss of 0.351 points to 72.136 but still end February at a gain for the month. The Index rose 0.329 points in February as investors continued to welcome additional earnings reports from …

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February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Cuts AM Decline, Falls Short of Positive Close as US Stocks Gain

The GovCon Index climbed back from a more than 1-percent fall in morning trade Tuesday but fell short of a full turnaround in the final hour, down 0.059 points to 71.756 in activity that mirrored U.S. stocks’ reversals as oil prices held positive. Crude oil futures in New York settled up 28 cents to …

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February 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Oil Decline & Consumer Index Miss Weigh on US Stocks

The GovCon Index failed to carry over momentum from Monday’s sharp gain and posted a decline of 0.417 points to 71.815 Tuesday as U.S. stocks also suffered losses driven by another decline in oil prices and a new Consumer Confidence Index reading that fell below economists’ expectations. Intelsat (NYSE: I) posted a second …

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February 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Rally With 1% Surge, US Stocks Up on Consumer & Bank Share Gains

The GovCon Index carried its positive momentum from Friday’s rally with a gain of 1.531 percent to 70.355 Tuesday — its first close above 70 in two days — on a bounce in confidence from investors that some equities may have been oversold. Gains among consumer, industrial and financial shares …

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February 12 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Ride Oil Rally to End Losing Streaks

The GovCon Index rebounded on oil price recoveries and investor confidence Friday at a gain of 0.547 points to 69.294 but remain below the 70-point barrier for a second consecutive close. The Index posted a loss of 2 percent for the week and is down 10.62 percent from the start …

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February 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Narrowly Up, US Stocks Mixed on Oil Pressure & Yellen Remarks

The GovCon Index largely reversed its spike from morning trade Wednesday but held onto nominal gain/loss of 0.152 points to 70.231 in a choppy session for U.S. financial markets. The Index rose at least 0.75 percent in the first two hours of activity and mirrored gradual declines by U.S. stocks …

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February 8 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Tumble 1% on Oil & Financial Losses as Vectrus Joins GCI

The GovCon Index followed the steep downturn in U.S. markets Monday with a decline of 1.027 percent to 70.035 spurred by new declines in oil prices and worries about the pace of future interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve. Monday also represented the first day of Colorado Springs-based government …

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February 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds in Correction Despite Gain, US Stocks Turn Around AM Decline

The GovCon Index turned around steep losses from morning trade Wednesday to end at a gain of 0.425 points to 70.769, a close that keeps the Index in a correction, or 10 percent off its most recent high. U.S. stocks rode a late increase in oil prices and gains by …

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February 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls 2% on Harris Revenue Forecast Cut, Oil Declines Weigh on US Markets

The GovCon Index slumped back into a correction — at least 10 percent down from its most recent high — Tuesday with a decline of 2.124 percent to 70.226 spurred by Harris Corp.‘s (NYSE: HRS) move to cut projected revenue for the company’s 2016 fiscal year. Shares of Harris plummeted 9.78 percent after the …

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