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Northrop Grumman Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.76 (+0.26 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $298.78
50-Day Range
MA: $299.93
52-Week Range
Now: $298.78
Volume985,750 shs
Average Volume1.33 million shs
Market Capitalization$49.81 billion
P/E Ratio20.44
Dividend Yield1.95%
Northrop Grumman Corporation operates as a security company. It provides various systems, products, and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, space, strike, and logistics and modernization, as well as in command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) to customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Aeronautics Systems, Defense Systems, Mission Systems, and Space Systems segments. It 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 company also designs, develops, integrates, and produces flights, armaments, and space systems to enable national security, civil government, and commercial customers in achieving their critical missions. Its space systems include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and aerospace structures. In addition, it offers C4ISR systems; radar, electro-optical/infrared, and acoustic sensors; electronic warfare systems; cyber solutions; space and intelligence processing systems; air and missile defense integration systems; navigation systems; and shipboard missiles and encapsulated payload launch systems. Further, the company provides life-cycle solutions and services in support of networks and systems, including sustainment, modernization, training and simulation, software, engineering services, cyber, rapidly-deployable global logistics, and information technology. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.
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Overall MarketRank

2.68 out of 5 stars

Aerospace Sector

2nd out of 75 stocks

Search & Navigation Equipment Industry

1st out of 14 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Search & navigation equipment
Sub-IndustryAerospace & Defense



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$33.84 billion
Cash Flow$27.51 per share
Book Value$52.61 per share


Net Income$2.25 billion


Market Cap$49.81 billion
Next Earnings Date1/28/2021 (Confirmed)
+0.76 (+0.26 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Northrop Grumman's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Northrop Grumman's stock was trading at $317.85 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NOC shares have decreased by 6.0% and is now trading at $298.78.
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Is Northrop Grumman a buy right now?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northrop Grumman in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Northrop Grumman stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Northrop Grumman?

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What is Thomas Greco's approval rating as Northrop Grumman's CEO?

538 employees have rated Northrop Grumman CEO Thomas Greco on Glassdoor.com. Thomas Greco has an approval rating of 63% among Northrop Grumman's employees. This puts Thomas Greco in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Northrop Grumman's next earnings date?

Northrop Grumman is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 28th 2021.
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How can I listen to Northrop Grumman's earnings call?

Northrop Grumman will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 28th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Northrop Grumman's earnings last quarter?

Northrop Grumman Co. (NYSE:NOC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 22nd. The aerospace company reported $5.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $5.60 by $0.29. The aerospace company earned $9.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $8.85 billion. Northrop Grumman had a return on equity of 40.02% and a net margin of 6.94%. The company's revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $5.49 earnings per share.
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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 Wednesday, November 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $1.45 per share on Wednesday, December 16th. This represents a $5.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 27th.
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Is Northrop Grumman a good dividend stock?

Northrop Grumman pays an annual dividend of $5.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.95%. Northrop Grumman has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Northrop Grumman is 27.35%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Northrop Grumman will have a dividend payout ratio of 24.17% next year. This indicates that Northrop Grumman will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for NOC?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Northrop Grumman's stock. Their forecasts range from $331.00 to $455.00. On average, they expect Northrop Grumman's share price to reach $390.18 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 30.6% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,160,000 shares, an increase of 23.4% from the December 15th total of 1,750,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 974,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.2 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's stock are short sold.
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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 Raytheon Technologies (RTX), Lockheed Martin (LMT), NVIDIA (NVDA), The Boeing (BA), The Home Depot (HD), Micron Technology (MU), The Walt Disney (DIS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and Honeywell International (HON).

Who are Northrop Grumman's key executives?

Northrop Grumman's management team includes the following people:
  • Ms. Kathy J. Warden, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 48)
  • Mr. Janis G. Pamiljans, Corp. VP & Pres of Aeronautics Systems Sector (Age 59, Pay $2.63M)
  • Mr. Mark A. Caylor, Corp. VP & Pres of Mission Systems Sector (Age 55, Pay $2.41M)
  • Mr. David F. Keffer, Corp. VP & CFO (Age 42)
  • Mr. Rajender K. Chandhok, VP of Trust Admin. and Investments (Age 70)
  • Mr. Michael A. Hardesty, Corp. VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 48)
  • Brig.Gen. Richard Stapp, Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Todd B. Ernst, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Sheila C. Cheston, Corp. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 61)
  • Mr. Carl Hahn, Chief Compliance Officer & VP

What is Northrop Grumman's stock symbol?

Northrop Grumman trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NOC."

Who are Northrop Grumman's major shareholders?

Northrop Grumman's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Huntington National Bank (0.07%), Eastern Bank (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Private Capital Advisors Inc. (0.01%), LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI (0.01%) and Private Trust Co. NA (0.01%). Company insiders that own Northrop Grumman stock include Christopher T Jones, David T Perry, Janis G Pamiljans, Kathy J Warden, Kenneth L Bedingfield, Madeleine Kleiner, Mark A Caylor, Mary D Petryszyn, Michael A Hardesty, Patrick M Antkowiak and Wesley G Bush.
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Which institutional investors are selling Northrop Grumman stock?

NOC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Sowell Financial Services LLC, OLD National Bancorp IN, CX Institutional, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Huntington National Bank, and Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Northrop Grumman company stock in the last year include David T Perry, Kenneth L Bedingfield, Mark A Caylor, Mary D Petryszyn, and Michael A Hardesty.
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Which institutional investors are buying Northrop Grumman stock?

NOC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI, Stolper Co, Cullinan Associates Inc., Kestra Advisory Services LLC, Ariose Capital Management Ltd, Deltec Asset Management LLC, Journey Advisory Group LLC, and Valicenti Advisory Services Inc..
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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 WeBull, 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 $298.78.

How big of a company is Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman has a market capitalization of $49.81 billion and generates $33.84 billion in revenue each year. The aerospace company earns $2.25 billion in net income (profit) each year or $21.21 on an earnings per share basis. Northrop Grumman employs 90,000 workers across the globe.

What is Northrop Grumman's official website?

The official website for Northrop Grumman is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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