NYSE:NOC - Northrop Grumman Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $264.73 -3.02 (-1.13 %) (As of 01/23/2019 06:19 AM ET)Previous Close$267.75Today's Range$262.77 - $268.2752-Week Range$223.63 - $360.88Volume531,260 shsAverage Volume1.01 million shsMarket Capitalization$45.96 billionP/E Ratio19.93Dividend Yield1.79%Beta0.81 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Northrop Grumman Corporation operates as a security company for government and commercial customers worldwide. It provides products, systems, and solutions in autonomous systems; cyber; command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR); strike; and logistics and modernization. The company operates through three segments: Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems, and Technology Services. The Aerospace Systems segment designs, develops, integrates, and produces manned aircraft, autonomous systems, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics, and other systems/subsystems. This segment sells its products primarily to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. government agencies for use in various areas, including intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; strike operations; communications; earth observation; and space science and exploration. The Mission Systems segment offers mission solutions and multifunction systems, including C4ISR systems; radar, electro-optical/infrared, and acoustic sensors; electronic warfare systems; cyber solutions; space systems; intelligence processing systems; air and missile defense integration; navigation; and shipboard missile and encapsulated payload launch systems for the DoD, intelligence community, international, federal-civil, and commercial customers. The Technology Services segment provides software and system sustainment, training, and integrated logistics support solutions, as well as engages in the modernization of platforms and associated subsystems. 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 Webwww.northropgrumman.com Phone703-280-2900Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.53 Current Ratio1.26 Quick Ratio1.17Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.93 Forward P/E Ratio13.87 P/E Growth0.94 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$25.80 billion Price / Sales1.78 Cash Flow$15.9380 per share Price / Cash Flow16.61 Book Value$40.49 per share Price / Book6.54Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$13.28 Net Income$2.02 billion Net Margins9.62% Return on Equity38.27% Return on Assets8.46%Miscellaneous Employees70,000 Outstanding Shares173,620,000Market Cap$45.96 billion 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be paid a dividend of $1.20 per share on Wednesday, December 19th. This represents a $4.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 30th. View Northrop Grumman's Dividend History. How will Northrop Grumman's stock buyback program work? Northrop Grumman declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Tuesday, December 4th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $3,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 6.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Northrop Grumman's earnings last quarter? Northrop Grumman Co. (NYSE:NOC) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The aerospace company reported $6.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $4.35 by $2.19. The aerospace company had revenue of $8.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $7.99 billion. Northrop Grumman had a net margin of 9.62% and a return on equity of 38.27%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 23.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $3.67 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 Thursday, January 31st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Northrop Grumman. What price target have analysts set for NOC? 18 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Northrop Grumman's stock. Their predictions range from $273.00 to $431.00. On average, they anticipate Northrop Grumman's share price to reach $340.3889 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 28.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Northrop Grumman. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Northrop Grumman? 18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northrop Grumman in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings, 11 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating 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. 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) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Northrop Grumman ended third-quarter 2018 on a solid note with both its top and bottom lines surpassing the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. Results were also impressive on a year-over-year basis. As a major U.S. defences contractor, the company 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. Northrop looks ahead to benefit from this buyout by expanding its rocket motors, missiles and electro-optical countermeasure product lines. However, the company persistently incurs higher operating expenses as a percentage of sales. Economic and political factors are some of the major challenges to the company. Exposure to currency risk is another headwind. Shares of the company have underperformed the industry in the past year." (10/26/2018) Has Northrop Grumman been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about NOC stock have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Northrop Grumman earned a media sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the aerospace company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several 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). Who are Northrop Grumman's key executives? Northrop Grumman's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Wesley G. Bush, Chairman & CEO (Age 58)Ms. Kathy J. Warden, Pres, COO & Director (Age 47)Mr. Kenneth L. Bedingfield, Corp. VP & CFO (Age 46)Mr. Janis G. Pamiljans, Corp. VP & Pres of Aerospace Systems SectorMr. Rajender K. Chandhok, VP of Trust Admin. and Investments (Age 69) Who are Northrop Grumman's major shareholders? Northrop Grumman's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.19%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.10%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%), Davis R M Inc. (0.03%), Eastern Bank (0.02%) and Advisors Capital Management LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Northrop Grumman stock include Ann M Fudge, Christopher T Jones, 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, Thomas E Vice 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 Bank of Montreal Can, USA Mutuals Advisors Inc., James Investment Research Inc., CMH Wealth Management LLC, First Command Bank, Davis R M Inc., Valicenti Advisory Services Inc. and First Hawaiian Bank. Company insiders that have sold Northrop Grumman company stock in the last year include David T Perry, Denise M Peppard, 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 major investors are buying Northrop Grumman stock? NOC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Trust Investment Advisors LLC, MinichMacGregor Wealth Management LLC, Strategic Wealth Management Group LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., RPG Investment Advisory LLC, New England Research & Management Inc., Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO and Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc. ADV. 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 $264.73. How big of a company is Northrop Grumman? Northrop Grumman has a market capitalization of $45.96 billion and generates $25.80 billion in revenue each year. The aerospace company earns $2.02 billion in net income (profit) each year or $13.28 on an earnings per share basis. Northrop Grumman employs 70,000 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: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 481 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 546 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,027MarketBeat'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 1/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why is the price-sales ratio important?