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MA: $314.77
$344.59
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Now: $346.43
$357.12
Volume1.87 million shs
Average Volume1.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$55.76 billion
P/E Ratio23.70
Dividend Yield1.67%
Beta0.75

Competitors

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) Vs. HON, BA, LMT, GD, TDG, and HEI

Should you be buying NOC stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "aerospace & defense" are considered alternatives and competitors to Northrop Grumman, including Honeywell International (HON), The Boeing (BA), Lockheed Martin (LMT), General Dynamics (GD), TransDigm Group (TDG), and HEICO (HEI).

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.0% of Honeywell International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.7% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Honeywell International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Honeywell International has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northrop Grumman has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Honeywell International pays an annual dividend of $3.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Northrop Grumman pays an annual dividend of $5.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Honeywell International pays out 45.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Northrop Grumman pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Honeywell International has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years and Northrop Grumman has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years. Northrop Grumman is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Honeywell International and Northrop Grumman's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Honeywell International$36.71 billion4.40$6.14 billion$8.1628.44
Northrop Grumman$33.84 billion1.65$2.25 billion$21.2116.33

Honeywell International has higher revenue and earnings than Northrop Grumman. Northrop Grumman is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Honeywell International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Honeywell International and Northrop Grumman's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Honeywell International14.99%27.69%8.34%
Northrop Grumman6.94%40.02%8.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Honeywell International and Northrop Grumman, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Honeywell International07902.56
Northrop Grumman02902.82

Honeywell International currently has a consensus price target of $213.1429, indicating a potential downside of 8.17%. Northrop Grumman has a consensus price target of $377.9091, indicating a potential upside of 9.09%. Given Northrop Grumman's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Northrop Grumman is more favorable than Honeywell International.

Summary

Northrop Grumman beats Honeywell International on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.4% of The Boeing shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.7% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of The Boeing shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

The Boeing has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northrop Grumman has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Boeing and Northrop Grumman's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Boeing$76.56 billion1.89$-636,000,000.00($3.47)-71.52
Northrop Grumman$33.84 billion1.65$2.25 billion$21.2116.33

Northrop Grumman has lower revenue, but higher earnings than The Boeing. The Boeing is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Northrop Grumman, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares The Boeing and Northrop Grumman's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Boeing-7.34%N/A-3.85%
Northrop Grumman6.94%40.02%8.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for The Boeing and Northrop Grumman, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Boeing571502.37
Northrop Grumman02902.82

The Boeing currently has a consensus price target of $231.5833, indicating a potential downside of 6.69%. Northrop Grumman has a consensus price target of $377.9091, indicating a potential upside of 9.09%. Given Northrop Grumman's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Northrop Grumman is more favorable than The Boeing.

Summary

Northrop Grumman beats The Boeing on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lockheed Martin10.18%173.43%13.57%
Northrop Grumman6.94%40.02%8.83%

Dividends

Lockheed Martin pays an annual dividend of $10.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Northrop Grumman pays an annual dividend of $5.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Lockheed Martin pays out 47.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Northrop Grumman pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Lockheed Martin has increased its dividend for 18 consecutive years and Northrop Grumman has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years. Lockheed Martin is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lockheed Martin04902.69
Northrop Grumman02902.82

Lockheed Martin currently has a consensus price target of $423.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.96%. Northrop Grumman has a consensus price target of $377.9091, indicating a potential upside of 9.09%. Given Northrop Grumman's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Northrop Grumman is more favorable than Lockheed Martin.

Risk & Volatility

Lockheed Martin has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northrop Grumman has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.0% of Lockheed Martin shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.7% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Lockheed Martin shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lockheed Martin$59.81 billion1.83$6.23 billion$21.9517.85
Northrop Grumman$33.84 billion1.65$2.25 billion$21.2116.33

Lockheed Martin has higher revenue and earnings than Northrop Grumman. Northrop Grumman is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lockheed Martin, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Lockheed Martin beats Northrop Grumman on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Northrop Grumman6.94%40.02%8.83%
General Dynamics8.33%23.00%6.27%

Dividends

Northrop Grumman pays an annual dividend of $5.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. General Dynamics pays an annual dividend of $4.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Northrop Grumman pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. General Dynamics pays out 39.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Northrop Grumman has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years and General Dynamics has increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years. General Dynamics is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Northrop Grumman02902.82
General Dynamics36702.25

Northrop Grumman currently has a consensus price target of $377.9091, indicating a potential upside of 9.09%. General Dynamics has a consensus price target of $167.2667, indicating a potential downside of 9.33%. Given Northrop Grumman's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Northrop Grumman is more favorable than General Dynamics.

Volatility & Risk

Northrop Grumman has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Dynamics has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.7% of Northrop Grumman shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.5% of General Dynamics shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Northrop Grumman shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of General Dynamics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Northrop Grumman$33.84 billion1.65$2.25 billion$21.2116.33
General Dynamics$39.35 billion1.33$3.48 billion$11.9815.40

General Dynamics has higher revenue and earnings than Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Northrop Grumman, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Northrop Grumman beats General Dynamics on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Northrop Grumman and TransDigm Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Northrop Grumman6.94%40.02%8.83%
TransDigm Group10.07%-18.70%4.36%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Northrop Grumman and TransDigm Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Northrop Grumman02902.82
TransDigm Group04902.69

Northrop Grumman currently has a consensus price target of $377.9091, indicating a potential upside of 9.09%. TransDigm Group has a consensus price target of $637.1538, indicating a potential upside of 3.18%. Given Northrop Grumman's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Northrop Grumman is more favorable than TransDigm Group.

Risk and Volatility

Northrop Grumman has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TransDigm Group has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.7% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.2% of TransDigm Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of TransDigm Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Northrop Grumman and TransDigm Group's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Northrop Grumman$33.84 billion1.65$2.25 billion$21.2116.33
TransDigm Group$5.10 billion6.62$699 million$14.0443.98

Northrop Grumman has higher revenue and earnings than TransDigm Group. Northrop Grumman is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TransDigm Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Northrop Grumman beats TransDigm Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and HEICO (NYSE:HEI) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Northrop Grumman and HEICO's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Northrop Grumman$33.84 billion1.65$2.25 billion$21.2116.33
HEICO$1.79 billion10.25$313.98 million$2.2959.15

Northrop Grumman has higher revenue and earnings than HEICO. Northrop Grumman is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HEICO, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Northrop Grumman pays an annual dividend of $5.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. HEICO pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Northrop Grumman pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. HEICO pays out 7.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Northrop Grumman has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years and HEICO has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Northrop Grumman is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility & Risk

Northrop Grumman has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HEICO has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Northrop Grumman and HEICO, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Northrop Grumman02902.82
HEICO04302.43

Northrop Grumman currently has a consensus price target of $377.9091, indicating a potential upside of 9.09%. HEICO has a consensus price target of $117.5714, indicating a potential downside of 13.21%. Given Northrop Grumman's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Northrop Grumman is more favorable than HEICO.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.7% of Northrop Grumman shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.2% of HEICO shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Northrop Grumman shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of HEICO shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Northrop Grumman and HEICO's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Northrop Grumman6.94%40.02%8.83%
HEICO17.57%16.39%9.35%

Summary

Northrop Grumman beats HEICO on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


Northrop Grumman Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Honeywell International logo
HON
Honeywell International
2.7$232.11+1.0%$161.43 billion$36.71 billion33.30Upcoming Earnings
The Boeing logo
BA
The Boeing
1.3$248.18+1.2%$144.69 billion$76.56 billion-31.46Analyst Revision
Lockheed Martin logo
LMT
Lockheed Martin
2.3$391.81+0.3%$109.75 billion$59.81 billion16.88Upcoming Earnings
Increase in Short Interest
General Dynamics logo
GD
General Dynamics
2.5$184.47+0.3%$52.31 billion$39.35 billion16.74Decrease in Short Interest
TransDigm Group logo
TDG
TransDigm Group
1.7$617.49+1.0%$33.77 billion$5.10 billion68.92Insider Selling
HEICO logo
HEI
HEICO
1.6$135.46+0.1%$18.32 billion$1.79 billion59.15
Teledyne Technologies logo
TDY
Teledyne Technologies
1.8$429.25+0.6%$15.91 billion$3.16 billion42.12
Textron logo
TXT
Textron
1.9$58.54+1.0%$13.28 billion$13.63 billion49.19
Huntington Ingalls Industries logo
HII
Huntington Ingalls Industries
1.9$208.06+0.1%$8.38 billion$8.90 billion14.26
Curtiss-Wright logo
CW
Curtiss-Wright
1.8$125.54+0.6%$5.14 billion$2.49 billion22.50Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Spirit AeroSystems logo
SPR
Spirit AeroSystems
1.6$46.51+0.4%$4.90 billion$7.86 billion-9.53Analyst Revision
Hexcel logo
HXL
Hexcel
1.8$57.37+2.1%$4.80 billion$2.36 billion39.03Analyst Revision
Aerojet Rocketdyne logo
AJRD
Aerojet Rocketdyne
1.5$48.53+0.5%$3.88 billion$1.98 billion31.93
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions logo
KTOS
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
1.5$27.35+2.9%$3.38 billion$717.50 million683.92Insider Selling
AeroVironment logo
AVAV
AeroVironment
1.4$108.40+0.7%$2.67 billion$367.30 million91.09Insider Selling
Cubic logo
CUB
Cubic
1.4$74.85+0.0%$2.38 billion$1.48 billion-575.77
AAR logo
AIR
AAR
1.6$40.65+0.3%$1.44 billion$2.07 billion-67.75
Triumph Group logo
TGI
Triumph Group
1.1$17.50+0.2%$962.12 million$2.90 billion-2.27Analyst Revision
National Presto Industries logo
NPK
National Presto Industries
1.0$107.04+0.2%$752.06 million$308.51 million16.83News Coverage
Astronics logo
ATRO
Astronics
1.0$17.36+1.5%$536.32 million$772.70 million-4.12
Sypris Solutions logo
SYPR
Sypris Solutions
0.8$2.81+1.4%$60.24 million$87.89 million28.10Decrease in Short Interest
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This page was last updated on 4/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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