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NYSE:NOC - Northrop Grumman Stock Price, Forecast & News

$345.90
-2.81 (-0.81 %)
(As of 12/12/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$344.01
Now: $345.90
$349.84
50-Day Range
$337.94
MA: $349.31
$357.55
52-Week Range
$223.63
Now: $345.90
$383.89
Volume737,630 shs
Average Volume950,250 shs
Market Capitalization$58.30 billion
P/E Ratio16.22
Dividend Yield1.51%
Beta0.77
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Search & navigation equipment
Sub-IndustryAerospace & Defense
SectorAerospace
CUSIP66680710
Phone703-280-2900

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$30.10 billion
Cash Flow$26.88 per share
Book Value$48.23 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.23 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees85,000
Market Cap$58.30 billion
Next Earnings Date1/30/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 20th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 2nd will be paid a dividend of $1.32 per share on Wednesday, December 18th. This represents a $5.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 29th. 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 permits the company to repurchase $3,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 6.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Northrop Grumman's earnings last quarter?

Northrop Grumman Co. (NYSE:NOC) released its earnings results on Thursday, October, 24th. The aerospace company reported $5.49 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $4.74 by $0.75. The aerospace company earned $8.48 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.56 billion. Northrop Grumman had a return on equity of 39.12% and a net margin of 9.05%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $6.54 earnings per share. 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 Thursday, January 30th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Northrop Grumman.

What guidance has Northrop Grumman issued on next quarter's earnings?

Northrop Grumman updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $20.10-20.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $19.80. The company issued revenue guidance of ~$34.0 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $34.05 billion.

What price target have analysts set for NOC?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Northrop Grumman's stock. Their forecasts range from $300.00 to $449.00. On average, they anticipate Northrop Grumman's share price to reach $365.09 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Northrop Grumman.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Northrop Grumman?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northrop Grumman in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 11 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, Northrop Grumman continues to enjoy a strong position in the Air Force, Space & Cyber Security programs. Increasing international opportunities are expected to boost the company’s margin growth. Its product line is also well positioned in high priority categories, such as defense electronics, unmanned aircraft and missile defense, which nables the company to clinch notable contracts from Pentagon and foreign allies. Northrop Grumman outperformed the industry in a year’s time. However, it continues to incur high operating expenses on account of increasing product costs. Such higher operating expenses tend to hurt profit margins. A comparative analysis of its historical EV/EBITDA ratio reflects a relatively gloomy picture that might be a cause for Northrop Grumman’s investors’ concern." (9/10/2019)
  • 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 trended extremely negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Northrop Grumman earned a daily sentiment score of -4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the aerospace company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Northrop Grumman.

Are investors shorting Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman saw a decline in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,430,000 shares, a decline of 31.9% from the September 30th total of 2,100,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,030,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. Approximately 0.9% of the company's shares are sold short. View Northrop Grumman's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Northrop Grumman's key competitors?

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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Raytheon (RTN), Boeing (BA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), Honeywell International (HON), Micron Technology (MU), DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (10.03%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.15%), Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.37%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.37%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.24%) and California State Teachers Retirement System (0.16%). Company insiders that own Northrop Grumman stock include Christopher T Jones, David T Perry, Denise M Peppard, Janis G Pamiljans, Kathy J Warden, Kenneth L Bedingfield, Lesley A Kalan, Madeleine Kleiner, Mark A Caylor, Michael A Hardesty, Patrick M Antkowiak, Shawn N Purvis, Sheila C Cheston and Wesley G Bush. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Northrop Grumman.

Which major investors are selling Northrop Grumman stock?

NOC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Stifel Financial Corp, Icon Advisers Inc. Co., Factory Mutual Insurance Co., WBI Investments Inc. and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Northrop Grumman company stock in the last year include Christopher T Jones, David T Perry, Janis G Pamiljans, Kathy J Warden, Kenneth L Bedingfield, Madeleine Kleiner, Mark A Caylor, Michael A Hardesty, Patrick M Antkowiak and Wesley G Bush. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northrop Grumman.

Which major investors are buying Northrop Grumman stock?

NOC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Menora Mivtachim Holdings LTD., Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, Country Trust Bank, SG Americas Securities LLC and Voloridge Investment Management 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Northrop Grumman's stock price today?

One share of NOC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $345.90.

How big of a company is Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman has a market capitalization of $58.30 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.View Additional Information About Northrop Grumman.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  543 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  600 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,143
MarketBeat'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 12/12/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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