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October 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls on Defense Prime Declines, Strong Dollar and IMF Forecast Weigh on Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index declined Tuesday with major defense primes and large services companies the major contributors to its losses as U.S. stocks also tumbled on a stronger dollar and a muted global outlook from the International Monetary Fund. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers by a 2-to-1 ratio, McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was …

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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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August 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops, Lockheed & Primes Lead Losses on Low Volume Day

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held negative in a light trading session for U.S. stocks Tuesday as defense primes led GCI losses ahead of the July jobs report scheduled for release before markets open Friday. Tuesday’s decline represents the GovCon Index’s fifth decline over six days in a stretch driven by extended losses …

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August 29 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Friday, Weekly Loss on Federal Reserve’s Rate Hike Outlook

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 0.359-point drop to 81.205 and recorded a second straight weekly loss following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s comments on a potential interest rate hike. Yellen has told central bankers in Wyoming the current low unemployment rate and increased price stability has strengthened the case for another interest rate hike potentially next …

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August 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Record Close Again as Defense Primes Rise

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at another all-time high Monday with 28 out of 30 companies including all 11 S&P 500-listed stocks in green and middle- to large-tier defense contractors as the session’s top advancers. L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) led all net gainers after the military technology maker was selected by Drexel Hamilton …

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August 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on ICF Earnings Beat, Huntington Ingalls Lifts Before 2Q Report

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Friday on gains by ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) on a second quarter earnings beat, plus boosts by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB). The GovCon Index posted a gain of 0.292 points to 82.476 and six of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed positive as …

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July 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Shakes Off Weak Open, Honeywell Plummets on Sales Outlook Cut

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reversed an initial weak open to register a gain Friday that was not enough to push the GCI to positive for the week as second quarter earnings reports started for government contracting companies. The GovCon Index added 0.289 points to 81.788 Friday but ended at a nominal five-day decline of 0.031 points with …

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Sean Bond to Serve as HDT Global President, CEO; Sam Bartlett Comments

Sean Bond, BondNation Advisors founding partner, will join Solon, Ohio-based technology and services provider HDT Global as its new president and CEO. HDT said Thursday Bond brings more than 20 years of experience in domestic and international defense programs from his previous work with Pratt & Whitney, Bell Helicopter, BAE Systems and ISS North …

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July 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Slightly Down Ahead of Lockheed 2Q Earnings Report

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Monday and the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index closed at a new all-time record as investors mulled new second quarter earnings reports as many GCI companies prepare to state their April-June results. The GovCon Index closed down 0.233 points to 81.586 with four of the GCI’s …

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July 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat Ahead of 2Q Earnings Season’s Start

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell into narrow range mid-morning after a positive open Friday as defense and contracting stocks ended the week-long rally ahead of the start of second quarter earnings season Tuesday. The GovCon Index posted a nominal loss of 0.004 points to 81.819 but ended the week up 1.257 percent, while …

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