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Northrop Grumman (NOC) Competitors

$455.50
-10.93 (-2.34%)
(As of 05/28/2024 ET)

NOC vs. HON, LMT, BA, GD, TDG, HEI, TDY, TXT, CW, and HII

Should you be buying Northrop Grumman stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Northrop Grumman include Honeywell International (HON), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Boeing (BA), General Dynamics (GD), TransDigm Group (TDG), HEICO (HEI), Teledyne Technologies (TDY), Textron (TXT), Curtiss-Wright (CW), and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). These companies are all part of the "aerospace & defense" industry.

Northrop Grumman vs.

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and Honeywell International (NASDAQ:HON) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, community ranking, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Honeywell International has a net margin of 15.52% compared to Northrop Grumman's net margin of 5.38%. Honeywell International's return on equity of 35.88% beat Northrop Grumman's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Northrop Grumman5.38% 24.09% 7.88%
Honeywell International 15.52%35.88%9.89%

In the previous week, Northrop Grumman had 2 more articles in the media than Honeywell International. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Northrop Grumman and 13 mentions for Honeywell International. Northrop Grumman's average media sentiment score of 0.78 beat Honeywell International's score of 0.66 indicating that Northrop Grumman is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Northrop Grumman
6 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Honeywell International
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Northrop Grumman$39.29B1.72$2.06B$14.3031.85
Honeywell International$36.66B3.54$5.66B$8.6323.08

83.4% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.9% of Honeywell International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Northrop Grumman shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Honeywell International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Northrop Grumman has a beta of 0.34, suggesting that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Honeywell International has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Northrop Grumman presently has a consensus target price of $514.33, indicating a potential upside of 12.92%. Honeywell International has a consensus target price of $215.71, indicating a potential upside of 8.30%. Given Northrop Grumman's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Northrop Grumman is more favorable than Honeywell International.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Northrop Grumman
1 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.27
Honeywell International
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.17

Honeywell International received 534 more outperform votes than Northrop Grumman when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 75.61% of users gave Honeywell International an outperform vote while only 62.33% of users gave Northrop Grumman an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Northrop GrummanOutperform Votes
647
62.33%
Underperform Votes
391
37.67%
Honeywell InternationalOutperform Votes
1181
75.61%
Underperform Votes
381
24.39%

Northrop Grumman pays an annual dividend of $8.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Honeywell International pays an annual dividend of $4.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Northrop Grumman pays out 57.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Honeywell International pays out 50.1% 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 is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Honeywell International beats Northrop Grumman on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding NOC and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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NOC vs. The Competition

MetricNorthrop GrummanSearch & navigation equipment IndustryAerospace SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$67.41B$12.50B$16.67B$17.68B
Dividend Yield1.77%1.88%1.36%3.53%
P/E Ratio31.8518.7520.6925.83
Price / Sales1.7239.3020.4010.26
Price / Cash14.3542.4722.4815.71
Price / Book4.6231.514.755.08
Net Income$2.06B$455.34M$447.18M$975.92M
7 Day Performance-3.48%0.61%-1.07%-1.61%
1 Month Performance-5.19%2.01%1.53%4.32%
1 Year Performance3.92%22.72%21.66%23.08%

Northrop Grumman Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HON
Honeywell International
1.5677 of 5 stars
$199.18
-0.3%
$215.71
+8.3%
+2.8%$129.70B$36.66B23.0895,000
LMT
Lockheed Martin
4.2324 of 5 stars
$458.48
-1.9%
$485.40
+5.9%
+2.2%$110.01B$67.57B16.78122,000
BA
Boeing
3.7848 of 5 stars
$175.12
+0.3%
$221.24
+26.3%
-14.0%$107.50B$76.44B-49.33171,000Short Interest ↓
GD
General Dynamics
4.327 of 5 stars
$297.40
-0.7%
$300.63
+1.1%
+44.9%$81.59B$42.27B24.26111,600Positive News
TDG
TransDigm Group
3.6659 of 5 stars
$1,317.13
-2.5%
$1,334.63
+1.3%
+66.2%$73.71B$6.59B52.2515,500Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
HEI
HEICO
2.6955 of 5 stars
$211.99
-2.4%
$210.30
-0.8%
+33.1%$29.33B$2.97B69.289,600
TDY
Teledyne Technologies
3.954 of 5 stars
$394.95
-1.9%
$470.83
+19.2%
-0.6%$18.71B$5.64B21.3614,900Positive News
TXT
Textron
3.7407 of 5 stars
$87.47
-1.3%
$99.29
+13.5%
+39.3%$16.68B$13.68B18.6935,000
CW
Curtiss-Wright
3.3889 of 5 stars
$277.73
-1.1%
$302.50
+8.9%
+74.3%$10.64B$2.85B28.608,600Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
HII
Huntington Ingalls Industries
3.6619 of 5 stars
$252.75
-1.3%
$278.00
+10.0%
+25.6%$9.97B$11.45B14.2544,000Short Interest ↑

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This page (NYSE:NOC) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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