NYSE:NOC - Northrop Grumman Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $286.98 +6.38 (+2.27 %) (As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$286.98Today's Range$282.55 - $287.0752-Week Range$223.63 - $360.88Volume929,416 shsAverage Volume1.10 million shsMarket Capitalization$48.71 billionP/E Ratio13.45Dividend Yield1.71%Beta0.89 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 Ratio1.70 Current Ratio1.17 Quick Ratio1.09Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.45 Forward P/E Ratio14.97 P/E Growth1.24 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$30.10 billion Price / Sales1.62 Cash Flow$26.9972 per share Price / Cash Flow10.63 Book Value$48.23 per share Price / Book5.95Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$21.33 Net Income$3.23 billion Net Margins9.73% Return on Equity41.24% Return on Assets9.27%Miscellaneous Employees85,000 Outstanding Shares169,738,000Market Cap$48.71 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 25th will be given a dividend of $1.20 per share on Wednesday, March 13th. This represents a $4.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 22nd. View Northrop Grumman's Dividend History. How will Northrop Grumman's stock buyback program work? Northrop Grumman declared that its board has authorized a stock 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 repurchase up to 6.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically 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) issued its earnings results on Thursday, January, 31st. The aerospace company reported $4.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $4.45 by $0.48. The aerospace company had revenue of $8.16 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.11 billion. Northrop Grumman had a return on equity of 41.24% and a net margin of 9.73%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.82 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, April 24th 2019. 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, January, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $18.50-19.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $19.61. The company issued revenue guidance of ~$34 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $34.29 billion.Northrop Grumman also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $18.50-19.00 EPS. What price target have analysts set for NOC? 18 Wall Street 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 $335.4706 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.9% 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 and 12 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? Media coverage about NOC stock has been trending neutral on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Northrop Grumman earned a media sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the aerospace company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. 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: 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 SectorMr. 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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.84%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.99%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.48%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.18%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.12%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.02%). 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 institutional investors are selling Northrop Grumman stock? NOC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., WINTON GROUP Ltd, State of Tennessee Treasury Department and Oakmont Corp. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., California Public Employees Retirement System, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Mackenzie Financial Corp and Brandywine Global 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Northrop Grumman's stock price today? One share of NOC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $286.98. How big of a company is Northrop Grumman? Northrop Grumman has a market capitalization of $48.71 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: 493 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 551 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,044MarketBeat'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 2/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the reasons investors use put options?