NYSE:NOC - Northrop Grumman Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $306.69 +1.98 (+0.65 %) (As of 05/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$306.69Today's Range$301.56 - $308.7352-Week Range$223.63 - $340.14Volume1.17 million shsAverage Volume999,064 shsMarket Capitalization$52.08 billionP/E Ratio14.38Dividend Yield1.57%Beta0.89 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Northrop Grumman Corporation, a security company, provides products in the areas of autonomous systems, cyber, space, strikes, and logistics and modernizations in the United States, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Aerospace Systems, Innovation Systems, Mission Systems, and Technology Services. The Aerospace Systems segment designs, develops, integrates, and produces manned aircrafts, autonomous systems, spacecraft systems, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics, and other systems and sub-systems for use in the areas of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, strike operations, communications, earth observations, and space science. The Innovation Systems segment designs, develops, integrates, and produces flights, armaments, and space systems. It offers launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems, and ammunitions; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. The Mission Systems segment offers products and services that include C4ISR systems; radar, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR), and acoustic sensors; electronic warfare systems; cyber solutions; space systems; intelligence processing systems; air and missile defense integration systems; navigation systems; and shipboard missiles and encapsulated payload launch systems. The Technology Services segment provides logistic solutions that supports the full life cycle of platforms and systems. Its products and services include software and system sustainment; modernization of platform and associated subsystems; advanced training solutions; and integrated logistics support. Northrop Grumman Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia. Receive NOC News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for NOC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Search & navigation equipment Sub-IndustryAerospace & Defense SectorAerospace Current SymbolNYSE:NOC Previous Symbol CUSIP66680710 CIK1133421 Webwww.northropgrumman.com Phone703-280-2900Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.59 Current Ratio1.18 Quick Ratio1.10Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.38 Forward P/E Ratio15.82 P/E Growth1.23 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$30.10 billion Price / Sales1.73 Cash Flow$26.6455 per share Price / Cash Flow11.51 Book Value$51.47 per share Price / Book5.96Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$21.33 Net Income$3.23 billion Net Margins9.67% Return on Equity41.42% Return on Assets9.29%Miscellaneous Employees85,000 Outstanding Shares169,800,000Market Cap$52.08 billion Next Earnings Date7/24/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) Frequently Asked Questions What is Northrop Grumman's stock symbol? Northrop Grumman trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NOC." How often does Northrop Grumman pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Northrop Grumman? Northrop Grumman declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 3rd will be paid a dividend of $1.32 per share on Wednesday, June 19th. This represents a $5.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st. This is a boost from Northrop Grumman's previous quarterly dividend of $1.20. View Northrop Grumman's Dividend History. How will Northrop Grumman's stock buyback program work? Northrop Grumman announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Tuesday, December 4th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $3,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 6.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Northrop Grumman's earnings last quarter? Northrop Grumman Co. (NYSE:NOC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 24th. The aerospace company reported $5.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.59 by $0.47. The aerospace company earned $8.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.34 billion. Northrop Grumman had a net margin of 9.67% and a return on equity of 41.42%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $4.21 EPS. View Northrop Grumman's Earnings History. When is Northrop Grumman's next earnings date? Northrop Grumman is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Northrop Grumman. What guidance has Northrop Grumman issued on next quarter's earnings? Northrop Grumman issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $18.90-19.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $18.92. The company issued revenue guidance of ~$34 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $34.10 billion. What price target have analysts set for NOC? 17 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Northrop Grumman's shares. Their forecasts range from $280.00 to $414.00. On average, they expect Northrop Grumman's stock price to reach $331.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Northrop Grumman. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Northrop Grumman? 17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northrop Grumman in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Northrop Grumman. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Northrop Grumman stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Northrop Grumman stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "As a major U.S. defense contractor, the Northrop Grumman continues to enjoy a strong presence in Air Force, Space & Cyber Security programs. To further enhance its growth trajectory, in June 2018, Northrop Grumman completed the acquisition of rocket-maker Orbital ATK for $9.2 billion. The company expects to benefit from this buyout by expanding its rocket motors, missiles and electro-optical countermeasure product lines. Northrop Grumman also maintains a strong balance sheet and a steady cash flow position, which offer it substantial financial flexibility. However, the company derives a substantial portion of its revenues from international sales, thereby exposing it to currency fluctuation and other geo-political risks. Its shares have also underperformed the industry in the past twelve months." (2/13/2019) 2. Drexel Hamilton analysts commented, "Wes Bush will step down as CEO and Kathy Warden (current President and COO) will take his place on Jan 1, 2019. We see no change to the long- term growth plans for the company." (12/19/2018) Has Northrop Grumman been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about NOC stock have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Northrop Grumman earned a media sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the aerospace company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Northrop Grumman's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Northrop Grumman include Raytheon (RTN), Harris (HRS), Garmin (GRMN), Teledyne Technologies (TDY), FLIR Systems (FLIR), Telenav (TNAV), Coda Octopus Group (CODA), Applied Energetics (AERG) and PASSUR Aerospace (PSSR). 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 Raytheon (RTN), Boeing (BA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Lockheed Martin (LMT), DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), Micron Technology (MU), Honeywell International (HON) and CA (CA). Who are Northrop Grumman's key executives? Northrop Grumman's management team includes the folowing people: Ms. Kathy J. Warden, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 47)Mr. Kenneth L. Bedingfield, Corp. VP & CFO (Age 46)Mr. Janis G. Pamiljans, Corp. VP & Pres of Aerospace Systems Sector (Age 58)Mr. Rajender K. Chandhok, VP of Trust Admin. and Investments (Age 69)Mr. Michael A. Hardesty, Corp. VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 47) Who are Northrop Grumman's major shareholders? Northrop Grumman's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.40%), FMR LLC (2.53%), Wellington Management Group LLP (2.32%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.51%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.26%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.00%). Company insiders that own Northrop Grumman stock include Ann M Fudge, David T Perry, Denise M Peppard, Gloria A Flach, Janis G Pamiljans, Kenneth L Bedingfield, Lesley A Kalan, Lisa R Davis, Mark A Caylor, Michael A Hardesty, Patrick M Antkowiak, Shawn N Purvis, Sheila C Cheston, Sid Ashworth and Wesley G Bush. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Northrop Grumman. Which institutional investors are selling Northrop Grumman stock? NOC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Janus Henderson Group PLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Morgan Stanley and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have sold Northrop Grumman company stock in the last year include David T Perry, Janis G Pamiljans, Kenneth L Bedingfield, Lesley A Kalan, Mark A Caylor, Michael A Hardesty, Patrick M Antkowiak, Shawn N Purvis, Sheila C Cheston and Wesley G Bush. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northrop Grumman. Which institutional investors are buying Northrop Grumman stock? NOC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Ellis Investment Partners LLC, Clark Capital Management Group Inc., Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd. and Cadinha & Co. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northrop Grumman. How do I buy shares of Northrop Grumman? Shares of NOC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Northrop Grumman's stock price today? One share of NOC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $306.69. How big of a company is Northrop Grumman? Northrop Grumman has a market capitalization of $52.08 billion and generates $30.10 billion in revenue each year. The aerospace company earns $3.23 billion in net income (profit) each year or $21.33 on an earnings per share basis. Northrop Grumman employs 85,000 workers across the globe. What is Northrop Grumman's official website? The official website for Northrop Grumman is http://www.northropgrumman.com. How can I contact Northrop Grumman? Northrop Grumman's mailing address is 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE, FALLS CHURCH VA, 22042. The aerospace company can be reached via phone at 703-280-2900 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Northrop Grumman (NYSE NOC)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 507 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 564 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,071MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Northrop Grumman and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NOC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NOC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 5/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Marijuana Stocks Investing Considerations Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.