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November 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Up as Investors React to China, Europe Moves

The GovCon Index ended the last full trading week before this year’s Thanksgiving holiday with a modest gain of 0.687 percent Friday to close at 69.600. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. stocks made gains that reflected how investors reacted to comments from the European Central Bank’s chief that its …

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November 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Week of Gains

The GovCon Index ended Thursday’s trading day at 68.992 — an increase of 0.626 percent from Wednesday and a close that represents the index’s fourth straight day of nominal gains. Bloomberg cited corporate deals and a positive earnings report from Walmart as among the factors that offset downturns in energy stocks …

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November 11 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Stays Level With Monday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Tuesday at 68.348 — a tiny increase of 0.154 percent, or 0.105 points. Bloomberg said in its market summary that Tuesday’s trading day saw the three major stock indices record a fifth consecutive day of gains on the back of increases by homebuilder shares. The S&P 500 composite index ended Tuesday’s …

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November 10 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Holds Relatively Level From Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index ended Monday’s trading day at 68.240 — a nominal increase of 0.311 percent from Friday, or 0.213 points. CNBC reported that the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 composite index both closed Monday at record highs on the heels of positive earnings reports and price increases of healthcare stocks during the trading day. The Dow …

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October 31 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Thursday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Thursday at 67.703, up 0.726 or 1.061 percent. Wall Street saw gains over news of a positive economic outlook, USA Today reported, with the Dow Jones adding 221.11 points to 17, 195.42 (1.3%), the Standard & Poor’s 500 rising 12.35 points to 1, 994.65 (0.6%) and …

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October 28 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Monday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Monday at 66.193, up 0.200 or 0.301 percent. Top Percentage Gainers Company Stock Price % Change ICF International Inc. 34.11 1.82% Orbital 29.51 1.65% CGI Group Inc. 33.83 1.41% Raytheon Co. 99.37 1.27% Exelis Inc. 16.99 1.25% Market Summary Advancing Issues 19 (63.33%) Declining Issues 10 (33.33%) Unchanged …

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October 23 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down at Market Close

The 30-company GovCon Index closed at 64.584 on Wednesday, down by 0.270 point or 0.419 percent from the previous day. The Standard & Poors 500 index dropped 0.7 percent to 1927 points, the Nasdaq composite index registered an 0.8 percent fall to 4383 and the Dow Jones industrial average inched down 0.9 percent to 16, 461 as markets …

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October 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up Slightly at Market Close

With mixed market results, the GovCon Index closed slightly up by 0.359 points — or 0.569 percent — to 62.777. The S&P 500 closed flat at 1, 862.76 as the energy sector lead gains for that index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 24.5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16, 116.24 and the Nasdaq Composite ticked up 2 points …

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Scott Webster Named MBDA’s US Chairman, CEO; Jerry Agee to Retire

Scott Webster, a co-founder of space system manufacturer Orbital Sciences, has joined the U.S. arm of global missile technology contractor MBDA Group as chairman, CEO and managing director. He succeeds Jerry Agee, who will retire from MBDA Inc. this month after four years at the helm, MBDA said Thursday. At …

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Pentagon Awards Potential $476M Engineering, Comm. IDIQ; ManTech’s Bill Varner Comments

The Defense Department has named the awardees for its potential $476 million Omnibus Network Enterprise contract vehicle, Washington Technology reports. ManTech International Corp. (NASDAQ: MANT) announced Tuesday it won a position on the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, one day after TASC announced its spot. Bill Varner, ManTech’s mission,  cyber and technology solutions group …

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