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Northrop Grumman (NOC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-10.93 (-2.34%)
(As of 05/28/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
841,283 shs
Average Volume
967,186 shs
Market Capitalization
$67.41 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Northrop Grumman MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.27 Rating Score
12.9% Upside
$514.33 Price Target
Short Interest
1.13% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.78mentions of Northrop Grumman in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $24.70 to $27.71 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.67 out of 5 stars

Aerospace Sector

2nd out of 43 stocks

Search & Navigation Equipment Industry

3rd out of 11 stocks

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About Northrop Grumman Stock (NYSE:NOC)

Northrop Grumman Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense technology company in the United States, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and internationally. The company's Aeronautics Systems segment designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, and sustains aircraft systems. This segment also offers unmanned autonomous aircraft systems, including high-altitude long-endurance strategic ISR systems and vertical take-off and landing tactical ISR systems; and strategic long-range strike aircraft, tactical fighter and air dominance aircraft, and airborne battle management and command and control systems. Its Defense Systems segment designs, develops, integrates, and produces tactical weapons and missile defense solutions, and provides sustainment, modernization, and training services for manned and unmanned aircraft and electronics systems. It also offers integrated, all-domain command, and control battle management systems, precision strike weapons; high speed air-breathing and hypersonic systems; high-performance gun systems, ammunition, precision munitions and advanced fuzes; aircraft and mission systems logistics support, sustainment, operations and modernization; and warfighter training services. The company's Mission Systems segment offers command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; radar, electro-optical/infrared and acoustic sensors; electronic warfare systems; advanced communications and network systems; cyber solutions; intelligence processing systems; navigation; and maritime power, propulsion, and payload launch systems. Its Space Systems segment offers satellites, spacecraft systems, subsystems, sensors, and payloads; ground systems; missile defense systems and interceptors; launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; and strategic missiles. Northrop Grumman Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.

NOC Stock Price History

NOC Stock News Headlines

China sanctions defense-related US companies and executives over Russia, Taiwan
China has sanctioned 12 defense-related U.S. companies and 10 executives over arms sales to Taiwan and to retaliate earlier American sanctions on Chinese companies tied to Russia
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Northrop Grumman Increases Dividend by 10%
Northrop Grumman Announces Leadership Changes
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Search & navigation equipment
Aerospace & Defense
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
11 Analysts


Net Income
$2.06 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$39.29 billion
Cash Flow
$31.74 per share
Book Value
$98.61 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$67.41 billion

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NOC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Northrop Grumman stock right now?

11 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northrop Grumman in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" NOC shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in NOC, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Northrop Grumman's stock price target for 2024?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Northrop Grumman's shares. Their NOC share price targets range from $435.00 to $615.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $514.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have NOC shares performed in 2024?

Northrop Grumman's stock was trading at $468.14 at the beginning of the year. Since then, NOC shares have decreased by 2.7% and is now trading at $455.50.
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Are investors shorting Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman saw a drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,670,000 shares, a drop of 18.5% from the April 30th total of 2,050,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 891,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.9 days. Currently, 1.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Northrop Grumman's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2024.
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How were Northrop Grumman's earnings last quarter?

Northrop Grumman Co. (NYSE:NOC) announced its earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The aerospace company reported $6.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $5.83 by $0.49. The aerospace company had revenue of $10.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.77 billion. Northrop Grumman had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 24.09% and a net margin of 5.38%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $5.50 EPS.
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How often does Northrop Grumman pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 14th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 28th will be paid a dividend of $2.06 per share on Wednesday, June 12th. This represents a $8.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 24th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $1.87.
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Is Northrop Grumman a good dividend stock?

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) pays an annual dividend of $8.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.77%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 20 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 57.62%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, NOC will have a dividend payout ratio of 29.74% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Northrop Grumman issued on next quarter's earnings?

Northrop Grumman issued an update on its FY24 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 15th. The company provided EPS guidance of $24.45-24.85 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $24.79. The company issued revenue guidance of $40.8-41.2 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $41.10 billion.

What is Kathy Warden's approval rating as Northrop Grumman's CEO?

610 employees have rated Northrop Grumman Chief Executive Officer Kathy Warden on Kathy Warden has an approval rating of 85% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Northrop Grumman own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Northrop Grumman investors own include RTX (RTX), Lockheed Martin (LMT), NVIDIA (NVDA), Boeing (BA), Home Depot (HD), Micron Technology (MU), Walt Disney (DIS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and

Who are Northrop Grumman's major shareholders?

Northrop Grumman's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.17%), Capital International Investors (7.94%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.13%), Capital World Investors (2.49%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.01%) and Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.61%). Insiders that own company stock include David T Perry, Karl J Krapek, Kathryn G Simpson, Kathy J Warden, Mark A Caylor, Mary D Petryszyn, Mary D Petryszyn, Michael A Hardesty, Roshan S Roeder, Sheila C Cheston, Thomas H Jones and Thomas L Wilson Jr.
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How do I buy shares of Northrop Grumman?

Shares of NOC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Northrop Grumman have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Northrop Grumman: 3001 International, Comptek Research, Confluent RF Systems Corp., Data Procurement Corp., Essex Corporation, Federal Data Corp., Fibersense Technology, Integic Corporation, Litton Industries, Logicon, M5 Network Security, Navia Aviation, Newport News Shipbuilding, Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services, Northrop Grumman Overseas Holdings, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Orbital ATK, Qantas Defence Services, Ryan Aeronautical, Scaled Composites LLC, Sonoma Photonics, TRW Automotive Holdings, Xinetics, and XonTech.
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This page (NYSE:NOC) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by Staff

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