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NYSE:NOC

Northrop Grumman - NOC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$492.51
+7.01 (+1.44%)
(As of 08/17/2022 05:18 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$482.63
$496.30
50-Day Range
$443.93
$486.87
52-Week Range
$344.89
$496.30
Volume
851,404 shs
Average Volume
911,539 shs
Market Capitalization
$76.20 billion
P/E Ratio
13.71
Dividend Yield
1.43%
Price Target
$468.18

Northrop Grumman MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.45 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.9% Downside
$468.18 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.12% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.57
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.16mentions of Northrop Grumman in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$7.01 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.66%
From $24.75 to $27.14 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.12 out of 5 stars

Aerospace Sector

25th out of 42 stocks

Search & Navigation Equipment Industry

6th out of 9 stocks

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About Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) Stock

Northrop Grumman Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. 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, and produces weapons and mission systems. It offers products and services, such as integrated battle management systems, weapons systems and aircraft, and mission systems. This segment also provides command and control and weapons systems, including munitions and missiles; precision strike weapons; propulsion, such as air-breathing and hypersonic systems; gun systems and precision munitions; life cycle service and support for software, weapons systems, and aircraft; and logistics support, sustainment, operation, and modernization for air, sea, and ground systems. The company's Mission Systems segment offers cyber, 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. This segment also provides airborne multifunction sensors; maritime/land systems and sensors; navigation, targeting, and survivability solutions; and networked information solutions. Its Space Systems segment offers satellites and payloads; ground systems; missile defense systems and interceptors; launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; and strategic missiles. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.

Northrop Grumman Stock Performance

Shares of NOC Stock opened at $485.50 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $75.11 billion, a PE ratio of 13.51, a P/E/G ratio of 8.98 and a beta of 0.62. Northrop Grumman has a 1 year low of $344.89 and a 1 year high of $492.30. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $466.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $449.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.30.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research firms have recently commented on NOC. Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Northrop Grumman from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating and boosted their price target for the company from $488.00 to $529.00 in a report on Friday, July 29th. Argus raised their price objective on Northrop Grumman from $420.00 to $495.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Northrop Grumman from $521.00 to $530.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. StockNews.com raised shares of Northrop Grumman from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, August 9th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares increased their price target on shares of Northrop Grumman from $520.00 to $530.00 and gave the stock a "positive" rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average price target of $468.18.

Insider Transactions at Northrop Grumman

In other Northrop Grumman news, CEO Kathy J. Warden sold 10,000 shares of Northrop Grumman stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $481.87, for a total value of $4,818,700.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 134,583 shares in the company, valued at approximately $64,851,510.21. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In related news, VP Sheila C. Cheston sold 4,025 shares of Northrop Grumman stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $473.99, for a total value of $1,907,809.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 25,350 shares in the company, valued at $12,015,646.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Kathy J. Warden sold 10,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $481.87, for a total transaction of $4,818,700.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 134,583 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $64,851,510.21. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 14,607 shares of company stock worth $7,007,034 over the last ninety days. 0.26% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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NOC Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/28/2021
Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
5/27/2022
Dividend Payable
6/15/2022
Today
8/17/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Search & navigation equipment
Sub-Industry
Aerospace & Defense
Sector
Aerospace
CUSIP
66680710
Employees
88,000
Year Founded
1939

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$468.18
High Stock Price Forecast
$530.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$350.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-4.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.45
Research Coverage
11 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$7.01 billion
Pretax Margin
19.78%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$35.67 billion
Cash Flow
$34.76 per share
Book Value
$88.24 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
154,309,000
Market Cap
$76.20 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.62

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NOC Stock - 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 6 hold ratings and 5 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 forecast for 2022?

11 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Northrop Grumman's stock. Their NOC share price forecasts range from $350.00 to $530.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $468.18 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.6%.
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How have NOC shares performed in 2022?

Northrop Grumman's stock was trading at $387.07 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, NOC stock has increased by 25.4% and is now trading at $485.50.
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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, October 27th 2022.
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How were Northrop Grumman's earnings last quarter?

Northrop Grumman Co. (NYSE:NOC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 28th. The aerospace company reported $6.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $5.93 by $0.70. The aerospace company had revenue of $8.72 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.94 billion. Northrop Grumman had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 30.52% and a net margin of 16.23%. The firm's revenue was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $5.89 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 Tuesday, May 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $1.73 per share on Wednesday, June 15th. This represents a $6.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 27th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $1.57.
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Is Northrop Grumman a good dividend stock?

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) pays an annual dividend of $6.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.42%. 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 19.26%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, NOC will have a dividend payout ratio of 25.50% 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 updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $24.50-$25.10 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $24.83. The company issued revenue guidance of $36.20 billion-$36.60 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $36.54 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 Glassdoor.com. 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 Raytheon Technologies (RTX), Lockheed Martin (LMT), NVIDIA (NVDA), Boeing (BA), Home Depot (HD), Micron Technology (MU), Walt Disney (DIS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (9.21%), FMR LLC (4.24%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.51%), Northern Trust Corp (0.84%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.83%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (0.81%). Insiders that own company stock include David T Perry, Janis G Pamiljans, Karl J Krapek, Kathy J Warden, Kenneth L Bedingfield, Lesley A Kalan, Mark A Caylor, Mark A Caylor, Mary D Petryszyn, Mary D Petryszyn, Michael A Hardesty, Shawn N Purvis, 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Northrop Grumman's stock price today?

One share of NOC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $485.50.

How much money does Northrop Grumman make?

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has a market capitalization of $75.11 billion and generates $35.67 billion in revenue each year. The aerospace company earns $7.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $35.93 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Northrop Grumman have?

The company employs 88,000 workers across the globe.

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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When was Northrop Grumman founded?

Northrop Grumman was founded in 1939.

How can I contact Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman's mailing address is 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE, FALLS CHURCH VA, 22042. The official website for the company is www.northropgrumman.com. The aerospace company can be reached via phone at (703) 280-2900, via email at investors@ngc.com, or via fax at 302-655-5049.

This page (NYSE:NOC) was last updated on 8/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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