Bill Loomis


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Budget uncertainty puts damper on contractor stocks

Federal IT and professional services stocks lag the market despite some signs of longer term optimism.


Normal budgets still two years away

With the economy still shaky and the 2012 elections still to get through, contractors can expect the uncertainty about the flow of spending to continue until at least 2013.


Last quarter critical for successful 2011

A frenzy of contract activity is expected in the last quarter, but will it carry over into 2012?


Don't let today's market frighten you

Current conditions in the federal market might scare some investors, but a long-term view shows the government is still a good bet.


Are federal IT stocks already at rock-bottom?

A bearish outlook seems to have been factored into federal IT stock prices, writes Bill Loomis of Stifel Nicolaus.


Are you brave enough to ignore Wall Street?

In an effort to accelerate growth in the future, some companies in the IT and professional services market are increasing their investments in this difficult period at the expense of earnings, writes Bill Loomis of Stifel Nicolaus.

Strong growth around the bend

Federal IT services firms are optimistic about business later in the year as contract award activity improves in areas such as cybersecurity, health IT and C4ISR.


As wars wind down, will defense revenues follow?

Investors are concerned about declining revenues from companies supporting the war efforts, says Bill Loomis, a managing director at Stifel Nicolaus.

Strong headwinds forecast for 2010

The administration’s mandate to bring more work in-house will substantially change the acquisition status quo.

IT sector upbeat about 2010 prospects

Despite a recent dip in contract activity, IT and professional services companies expect their revenues to bounce back next year.

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