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September 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Held By Vectrus Plunge Against S&P Gain, Post 2nd Straight Down Month

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index failed to reverse its steep morning decline Friday despite a significant gain by the S&P 500 as a record intraday plunge by Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) on a large contract loss weighed on the GCI against a 2-to-1 ratio in favor of green stocks. Six of the GovCon Index’s 11 S&P 500 …

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September 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Slips Into Deep Red, Positioned for 2nd Straight Monthly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell out of narrow range in afternoon trade Thursday to close down 1 percent and position itself for a second consecutive monthly loss with one day left in September as fears over the health of Deutsche Bank both dragged down banking shares and overshadowed U.S. financial markets. KBR (NYSE: …

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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 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted By Defense Tech Maker Gains, Fitch Ratings Backs Sector

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Tuesday on gains by defense technology makers as U.S. stocks also rose with jumps by technology and retail shares in conjunction with investor optimism on new consumer confidence data. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 4-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 companies advanced as co-listed stocks represented seven of …

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September 26 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Down Ahead of 1st Presidential Debate

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index showed little change Monday to start September’s final trading week as U.S. stocks declined on investor anticipation over the first U.S. presidential debate to take place six weeks before the Nov. 8 election. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers at a 2-to-1 ratio and two of its S&P 500 companies closed green with …

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September 26 Morning Report: GovCon Index Registers Weekly Gain on Fed’s Interest Rate Decision

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a decline of 0.495 percent to 81.375 but posted a weekly gain of 2.57 percent after the Federal Reserve decision Wednesday to maintain current interest rates. The GCI’s S&P 500-listed companies and other large defense contractors helped drive gains, with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as the top net performer Friday …

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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 19 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Friday, Weekly Drop Ahead of Fed Reserve Meeting

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed in the negative Friday with a 0.953-percent or 0.760-point drop to 78.957. The Index also recorded a weekly decline ahead of the Federal Reserve‘s two-day meeting on Sept. 20 and 21. All of GCI’s S&P 500 stocks posted losses in Friday’s session while four registered gains for the week, with Honeywell …

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Weekly Roundup September 12 – September 16 2016: The Stock That Lifts During Rate Hike Chatter & more

September 12 – September 16 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson For those of us who follow financial markets and in particular U.S. GovCon stocks, let’s take a deep breath during this slightly slower Friday session and take a brief look …

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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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