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February 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower on Services & Industrial Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted its biggest one-day decline in a month Thursday with services and industrial components the largest drags in a session that saw U.S. equities struggle for clear direction as investors looked for more clarity on President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered advancers by a 5-to-1 ratio …

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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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February 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Breaks 90 After 2 Months Below Mark, Ends Week Higher

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above the 90-point barrier for the first time in two months Friday to end the week higher as all three major U.S. stock indices closed at record highs for a second consecutive session on extended investor anticipation over President Donald Trump’s tax announcement within the next …

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February 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Higher on L3 & HII Boosts, US Stocks Up After Trump Banking Exec Order

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Friday on advances large and middle-tier defense primes as U.S. stocks climbed following the January jobs report and President Donald Trump’s new executive order to reduce regulations on the banking industry implemented after the 2008 crisis. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio as nine …

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February 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Held Green by CACI & Harris Earnings Beats, US Stocks Unchanged

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Thursday on strong performances by CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) after both contractors reported quarterly earnings above Wall Street’s expectations. U.S. stocks in contrast ended mostly flat as investors waited Friday’s job report and weighed President Donald Trump’s comments to lawmakers …

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January 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower in Mixed US Stock Trading Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Monday on declines by large and middle-tier prime contractors as U.S. stocks showed mixed results after biotechnology gains lifted the Nasdaq composite index to an all-time record close and utilities weighed on the S&P 500 composite index. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered gainers by an 9-to-1 ratio and …

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December 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, Snaps 5-Week Gain Streak in Volatile US Stock Trading Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index swung to negative territory in a volatile afternoon session for U.S. stocks Friday as equities retreated from morning gains after reports surfaced that China’s navy seized a U.S. unmanned underwater drone in the South China Sea. The GovCon Index’s streak of five consecutive weekly gains also ended Friday but …

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November 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower as Defense Primes Slow Post-Election Surge

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday on sell-offs in its largest defense prime components as U.S. stocks also held modestly down with financial stocks and utilities among the most notable decliners. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 components fell with Lockheed Martin …

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October 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes in Tight Range, Ends October Decline to Start New Earnings Week

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded in tight range Monday to record its third straight monthly decline with a second week of quarterly financial reports from GCI companies set to begin Tuesday morning. U.S. stocks also struggled for direction Monday in the start of the final full trading week before the presidential election …

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October 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on Boeing & Services Gains as US Stocks Ride Oil Bounce

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index returned above the 80-point barrier Monday on strong gains by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and services-oriented companies as energy shares led U.S. stocks higher in conjunction with a rise in crude oil prices. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 6-to-1 ratio but five of its 11 S&P 500 components …

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