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February 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Moves Green on Huntington Ingalls 4Q Beat, US Stocks Pause Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a new all-time high for a fourth consecutive session on strong fourth quarter earnings from Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 retreated Thursday after a five-day stretch of record closes. Both the GCI and U.S. equities had set continued record highs during those streaks on …

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December 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifts to Start 2016’s Last Trading Week

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Tuesday to start the final trading week of 2016 as GCI-S&P 500 company Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) led gains in conjunction with positive performances by mid- and lower-tier primes and services contractors. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio and eight of its 11 S&P 500 …

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December 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Follows Major Exchanges Down Slightly

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index remained relatively unchanged mirroring the other major US exchanges. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) led the GCI on the news that several institutional investors increased their positions in the company. Huntington Ingalls closed up 1.65 percent to close at 187.90. The GovCon Index ending the day at …

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November 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Briefly Touches, Closes Short of 90 Points

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended at an all-time record close for a fourth session over the last five Tuesday and briefly touched the 90-point barrier for the first time in its two-year history during afternoon trade to resume its post-election rally with defense stocks in particular strong performers. The U.S. equity benchmark S&P 500 also climbed …

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November 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Down as Post-Election Rally Pauses

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its six-day win streak Monday as U.S. stocks also took a break from the post-election rally after a stretch that saw equities post three straight weekly gains. GovCon Index decliners edged gainers and six of its 11 S&P 500 components advanced with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) the …

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November 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances, KBR & Leidos Get Upgrades as Cubic Falls on Guidance Miss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index advanced for a third consecutive session Monday on a mix of contributions from large primes and services stocks but a sharp fall by Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) pared the GCI’s gain after the contractor’s guidance missed analysts’ expectations. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 5-to-1 ratio and …

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November 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Narrowly Green to Close 2nd Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a small gain Friday to register its second consecutive weekly gain on continued positive sentiment among investors toward defense stocks compared to other sectors. U.S. stocks traded lower Friday on healthcare sector declines to continue the slowdown in markets from the post-election rally but the S&P 500 …

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October 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Gets Northrop & Boeing Lift Against Mixed US Stock Trade

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher against mixed activity in U.S. stock markets Wednesday for a second consecutive session on large contributions from Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) after both aerospace-defense companies boosted their full-year outlooks. GovCon Index advancers edged laggers and nine of its S&P 500 companies gained as the latter U.S. stock bellwether …

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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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