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Aerospace Stocks List

This page shows information about the 50 largest aerospace stocks including Raytheon Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman. Learn more about aerospace stocks.

Raytheon Technologies logo

#1 - Raytheon Technologies

NYSE:RTX
Stock Price: $81.86 (-$0.48)
Market Cap: $121.18 billion
P/E Ratio: 27.4
Dividend Yield: 2.67%
Consensus Rating: Buy (5 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $114.10 (39.4% Upside)
Raytheon Technologies Corporation, an aerospace and defense company, provides systems and services for the commercial, military, and government customers worldwide. It operates through four segments: Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. The Collins Aerospace Systems segment offers aerospace and defense products, and aftermarket service solutions for aircraft manufacturers and airlines, as well as regional, business, and general aviation; and for defense and commercial space operations. This segment also designs, produces, and supports cabin interior, communications and aviation systems, oxygen systems, food and beverage preparation, storage and galley systems, and lavatory and wastewater management systems; airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, test and training range systems, crew escape systems, and simulation and training solutions; information management services; and aftermarket services that include spare parts, overhaul and repair, engineering and technical support, training and fleet management solutions, and information management services. The Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation customers; and produces, sells, and services military and commercial auxiliary power units. The Raytheon Intelligence & Space segment develops and provides integrated space, communication, and sensor systems for missions, training, and cyber and software solutions to intelligence, defense, federal, and commercial customers. The Raytheon Missiles & Defense segment designs, develops, produces, and sustains integrated air and missile defense systems; defensive and combat solutions; land- and sea-based radars; command, control, communications, and intelligence solutions; and naval and undersea sensor solutions for the U.S. and foreign government customers. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Lockheed Martin logo

#2 - Lockheed Martin

NYSE:LMT
Stock Price: $386.29 (-$3.50)
Market Cap: $103.35 billion
P/E Ratio: 22.4
Dividend Yield: 2.87%
Consensus Rating: Hold (5 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $460.73 (19.3% Upside)
Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Mission Systems, and Space. The Aeronautics segment offers combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. The Missiles and Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support, and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles; and energy management solutions. The Rotary and Mission Systems segment offers military and commercial helicopters, surface ships, sea and land-based missile defense systems, radar systems, sea and air-based mission and combat systems, command and control mission solutions, cyber solutions, and simulation and training solutions. The Space segment offers satellites; space transportation systems; strategic, advanced strike, and defensive missile systems; and classified systems and services in support of national security systems. This segment also provides network-enabled situational awareness and integrates space and ground-based systems to help its customers gather, analyze, and securely distribute critical intelligence data. It serves primarily serves the U.S. government, as well as foreign military sales contracted through the U.S. government. Lockheed Martin Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
Boeing logo

#3 - Boeing

NYSE:BA
Stock Price: $121.08 (-$4.25)
Market Cap: $74.42 billion
Consensus Rating: Buy (15 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $218.07 (80.1% Upside)
The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sales, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight and launch systems, and services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; Global Services; and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment provides commercial jet aircraft for passenger and cargo requirements, as well as fleet support services. The Defense, Space & Security segment engages in the research, development, production, and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems; strategic defense and intelligence systems, which include strategic missile and defense systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber and information solutions, and intelligence systems; and satellite systems, such as government and commercial satellites, and space exploration. The Global Services segment offers products and services, including supply chain and logistics management, engineering, maintenance and modifications, upgrades and conversions, spare parts, pilot and maintenance training systems and services, technical and maintenance documents, and data analytics and digital services to commercial and defense customers. The Boeing Capital segment offers financing services and manages financing exposure for a portfolio of equipment under operating leases, sales-type/finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease, and investments. The company was incorporated in 1916 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Northrop Grumman logo

#4 - Northrop Grumman

NYSE:NOC
Stock Price: $470.32 (-$0.16)
Market Cap: $72.79 billion
P/E Ratio: 13.1
Dividend Yield: 1.47%
Consensus Rating: Hold (5 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $504.27 (7.2% Upside)
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.
General Dynamics logo

#5 - General Dynamics

NYSE:GD
Stock Price: $212.17 (-$2.26)
Market Cap: $58.81 billion
P/E Ratio: 18.0
Dividend Yield: 2.35%
Consensus Rating: Buy (6 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $263.14 (24.0% Upside)
General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aerospace, Marine Systems, Combat Systems, and Technologies. The Aerospace segment designs, manufactures, and sells business jets; and offers aircraft maintenance and repair, management, charter, aircraft-on-ground support and completion, staffing, and fixed-base operator services. The Marine Systems segment designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, and auxiliary ships for the United States Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers, as well as builds crude oil and product tankers, and container and cargo ships. This segment also provides navy ships maintenance and modernization services; lifecycle support and repair services for navy surface ships; and program management, planning, engineering, and design support services for submarines and surface ships. The Combat Systems segment manufactures land combat solutions, such as wheeled and tracked combat vehicles, Stryker wheeled combat vehicles, piranha vehicles, weapons systems, munitions, mobile bridge systems with payloads, tactical vehicles, main battle tanks, armored vehicles, and armaments. This segment also offers modernization programs, engineering, support, and sustainment services. The Technologies segment provides information technology solutions and mission support services; mobile communication, computers, and command-and-control mission systems; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions to military, intelligence, and federal civilian customers. This segment also offers cloud computing, artificial intelligence; machine learning; big data analytics; development, security, and operations; software-defined networks; everything-as-a-service; defense enterprise office system solutions; and unmanned undersea vehicle manufacturing and assembly services. General Dynamics Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
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#6 - L3Harris Technologies

NYSE:LHX
Stock Price: $207.83 (-$1.52)
Market Cap: $40.06 billion
P/E Ratio: 21.4
Dividend Yield: 2.14%
Consensus Rating: Buy (6 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $268.70 (29.3% Upside)
L3Harris Technologies, Inc., an aerospace and defense technology company, provides mission-critical solutions for government and commercial customers worldwide. The company's Integrated Mission Systems segment provides multi-mission intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems; and communication systems, as well as fleet management support, sensor development, modification, and periodic depot maintenance services for ISR and airborne missions. It also manufactures and integrates mission systems for maritime platforms, such as signals intelligence and multi-intelligence platforms; unmanned surface and undersea autonomous solutions; and power and ship control systems and other electronic and electrical products and systems. In addition, this segment offers advanced electro-optical and infrared solutions. Its Space and Airborne Systems segment offers space payloads, sensors, and full-mission solutions; classified intelligence and cyber defense solutions; mission avionics; and electronic warfare systems. The company's Communication Systems segment provides tactical communications; broadband secured mobile networked communication equipment, including airborne, space, and surface data link terminals, ground stations, and transportable tactical satellite communication (SATCOM) systems for use in manned aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and naval ships; and helmet and weapon mounted integrated night vision systems. This segment also offers radios, systems applications, and equipment for critical public safety and professional communications; and SATCOM terminals and battlefield management networks. Its Aviation Systems segment offers defense aviation products; commercial pilot training; and mission networks solutions for air traffic management. The company was formerly known as Harris Corporation and changed its name to L3Harris Technologies, Inc. in June 2019. L3Harris Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.
TransDigm Group logo

#7 - TransDigm Group

NYSE:TDG
Stock Price: $524.82 (-$5.58)
Market Cap: $28.77 billion
P/E Ratio: 40.2
Consensus Rating: Buy (7 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $719.64 (37.1% Upside)
TransDigm Group Incorporated designs, produces, and supplies aircraft components in the United States and internationally. Its Power & Control segment offers mechanical/electro-mechanical actuators and controls, ignition systems and engine technology, specialized pumps and valves, power conditioning devices, specialized AC/DC electric motors and generators, batteries and chargers, databus and power controls, sensor products, switches and relay panels, hoists, winches and lifting devices, and cargo loading and handling systems. This segment serves engine and power system and subsystem suppliers, airlines, third party maintenance suppliers, military buying agencies, and repair depots. The company's Airframe segment provides engineered latching and locking devices, engineered rods, engineered connectors and elastomer sealing solutions, cockpit security components and systems, cockpit displays, engineered audio, radio and antenna systems, lavatory components, seat belts and safety restraints, engineered and customized interior surfaces and related components, thermal protection and insulation products, lighting and control technology, and parachutes. This segment serves airframe manufacturers, cabin system and subsystem suppliers, airlines, third party maintenance suppliers, military buying agencies, and repair depots. Its Non-aviation segment offers seat belts and safety restraints for ground transportation applications; electro-mechanical actuators for space applications; hydraulic/electromechanical actuators and fuel valves for land-based gas turbines; refueling systems for heavy equipment used in mining, construction, and other industries; and turbine controls for the energy and oil and gas markets. This segment serves off-road vehicle and subsystem suppliers, child restraint system suppliers, and satellite and space system suppliers; and manufacturers of heavy equipment. TransDigm Group Incorporated was founded in 1993 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Rockwell Collins logo

#8 - Rockwell Collins

NYSE:COL
Stock Price: $0.00
Market Cap: $23.18 billion
P/E Ratio: 22.9
Dividend Yield: 0.94%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs, produces, and supports communications and aviation systems worldwide. The company's Interior Systems segment offers commercial aircraft seats; galley structures, food and beverage preparation equipment, and water and waste systems; oxygen and passenger service equipment; cabin lighting systems; and business jet and general aviation interior products. Its Commercial Systems segment provides cabin management systems; data link, frequency, very high frequency, and satellite communications systems; landing, radio navigation, and geophysical sensors, and flight management systems; situational awareness and surveillance systems and products; integrated flight controls; simulation and training systems; maintenance, repair, parts, and after-sales support services, and aftermarket used equipment. The company's Government Systems segment provides communications systems and products; radio navigation products, global positioning system equipment, and multi-mode receivers; avionics systems; precision targeting, electronic warfare, and training systems; simulation and training systems; space wheels; visual system products; maintenance, repair, parts, and after-sales support services, and aftermarket used equipment. Its Information Management Services segment offers voice and data communication services; flight support services; airport communications and information systems; train dispatching and information systems; mission critical security systems; and cabin connectivity solutions. The company serves original equipment manufacturers of commercial air transport, business and regional aircraft, commercial airlines, U.S. Department of Defense, other ministries of defense, other government agencies, defense contractors, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and passenger and freight railroads, as well as airport, critical infrastructure, and business aircraft operators. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
HEICO logo

#9 - HEICO

NYSE:HEI
Stock Price: $143.98 (+$0.24)
Market Cap: $19.63 billion
P/E Ratio: 58.3
Dividend Yield: 0.13%
Consensus Rating: Buy (5 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $167.14 (16.1% Upside)
HEICO Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells aerospace, defense, and electronic related products and services in the United States and internationally. The company's Flight Support Group segment provides jet engine and aircraft component replacement parts; thermal insulation blankets and parts; renewable/reusable insulation systems; and specialty components. This segment also distributes hydraulic, pneumatic, structural, interconnect, mechanical, and electro-mechanical components for the commercial, regional, and general aviation markets; and offers repair and overhaul services for jet engine and aircraft component parts, avionics, instruments, composites, and flight surfaces of commercial aircraft, as well as for avionics and navigation systems, subcomponents, and other instruments utilized on military aircraft. Its Electronic Technologies Group segment provides electro-optical infrared simulation and test equipment; electro-optical laser products; electro-optical, microwave, and other power equipment; electromagnetic and RFI shielding and suppression filters; high-speed interface products; high voltage interconnection devices; high voltage advanced power electronics; power conversion products; and underwater locator beacons and emergency locator transmission beacons. This segment also offers traveling wave tube amplifiers and microwave power modules; three-dimensional microelectronic and stacked memory products; harsh environment connectivity products and custom molded cable assemblies; radio frequency and microwave amplifiers, transmitters, and receivers; communications and electronic intercept receivers and tuners; self-sealing auxiliary fuel systems; active antenna systems; and nuclear radiation detectors. The company serves customers primarily in the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications, and electronics industries. HEICO Corporation was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida.
Teledyne Technologies logo

#10 - Teledyne Technologies

NYSE:TDY
Stock Price: $337.47 (-$6.71)
Market Cap: $16.13 billion
P/E Ratio: 23.7
Consensus Rating: Hold (1 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $458.50 (35.9% Upside)
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company's Instrumentation segment offers monitoring and control instruments for marine, environmental, industrial, and other applications, as well as electronic test and measurement equipment; and power and communications connectivity devices for distributed instrumentation systems and sensor networks. Its Digital Imaging segment provides visible spectrum sensors and digital cameras for industrial machine vision and automated quality control, as well as for medical, research, and scientific applications; and infrared and X-ray spectra for use in industrial, government, and medical applications, as well as micro electromechanical systems and semiconductors, including analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters. This segment also offers thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and threat-detection solutions. The company's Aerospace and Defense Electronics segment provides electronic components and subsystems, as well as communications products, such as defense electronics, environment interconnects, data acquisition and communications equipment for aircraft, components and subsystems for wireless and satellite communications, and general aviation batteries. Its Engineered Systems segment offers systems engineering and integration, technology development, and manufacturing solutions for defense, space, environmental, and energy applications; and designs and manufactures electrochemical energy systems and electronics for military applications. The company markets and sells its products and services through a direct internal sales force, as well as third-party sales representatives and distributors. Teledyne Technologies Incorporated was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.
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#11 - Textron

NYSE:TXT
Stock Price: $58.26 (-$0.79)
Market Cap: $12.49 billion
P/E Ratio: 16.0
Dividend Yield: 0.14%
Consensus Rating: Buy (3 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $81.33 (39.6% Upside)
Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses. The company's Textron Aviation segment manufactures, sells, and services business jets, turboprop and piston engine aircraft, and military trainer and defense aircraft; and offers maintenance, inspection, and repair services, as well as sells commercial parts. Its Bell segment supplies military and commercial helicopters, tiltrotor aircrafts, and related spare parts and services. The company's Textron Systems segment offers unmanned aircraft systems, electronic systems and solutions, advanced marine crafts, piston aircraft engines, live military air-to-air and air-to-ship training, weapons and related components, and armored and specialty vehicles. Its Industrial segment offers blow-molded plastic fuel systems, including conventional plastic fuel tanks and pressurized fuel tanks for hybrid vehicle applications, clear-vision systems, and plastic tanks for catalytic reduction systems primarily to automobile original equipment manufacturers; and golf cars, off-road utility vehicles, recreational side-by-side and all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, light transportation vehicles, aviation ground support equipment, professional turf-maintenance equipment, and turf-care vehicles to golf courses and resorts, government agencies and municipalities, consumers, outdoor enthusiasts, and commercial and industrial users. The company's Finance segment provides financing services to purchase new and pre-owned aircraft and bell helicopters. It serves in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and internationally. Textron Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.
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#12 - Leidos

NYSE:LDOS
Stock Price: $87.47 (-$0.63)
Market Cap: $12.03 billion
P/E Ratio: 17.0
Dividend Yield: 1.63%
Consensus Rating: Buy (4 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $112.13 (28.2% Upside)
Leidos Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Defense Solutions, Civil, and Health. The Defense Solutions segment offers national security solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S. Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, military services, and government agencies of U.S. allies abroad, as well as other federal and commercial customers in the national security industry. Its solutions include technology, large-scale systems, command and control platforms, data analytics, logistics, and cybersecurity solutions, as well as intelligence analysis and operations support services to critical missions. The Civil segment provides systems integration services to air navigation service providers, including the federal aviation administration, the En route automation modernization, advanced technology oceanic procedure, time based flow management, terminal flight data management, geo-7, and future flight services, as well as enterprise-information display systems; and security detection and automation services. It also offers information technology (IT) solutions in cloud computing, mobility, application modernization, DevOps, data center, network modernization, asset management, help desk operations, and digital workplace enablement; and environment, energy, and infrastructure services. The Health segment offers solutions to federal and commercial customers responsible for health and well-being of people worldwide, including health information management, managed health, digital transformation, and life sciences research and development services. Leidos Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
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#13 - Huntington Ingalls Industries

NYSE:HII
Stock Price: $221.50 (-$1.83)
Market Cap: $8.92 billion
P/E Ratio: 15.2
Dividend Yield: 2.11%
Consensus Rating: Buy (4 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $235.88 (6.5% Upside)
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships; expeditionary warfare ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. It also provides nuclear-powered ships, such as aircraft carriers and submarines, as well as refueling and overhaul, and inactivation services of ships. In addition, the company offers naval nuclear support services, including fleet services comprising design, construction, maintenance, and disposal activities for in-service the U.S. Navy nuclear ships; and maintenance services on nuclear reactor prototypes. Further, it provides life-cycle sustainment services to the U.S. Navy fleet and other maritime customers; high-end information technology and mission-based solutions for Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence, and federal civilian customers; nuclear management and operations and environmental management services for the Department of Energy, DoD, state and local governments, and private sector companies; defense and federal solutions; and unmanned systems. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Newport News, Virginia.
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#14 - Elbit Systems

NASDAQ:ESLT
Stock Price: $190.17 (+$0.17)
Market Cap: $8.41 billion
P/E Ratio: 36.1
Dividend Yield: 0.88%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Elbit Systems Ltd. develops and supplies a portfolio of airborne, land, and naval systems and products for the defense, homeland security, and commercial aviation applications primarily in Israel. The company offers military aircraft and helicopter systems; commercial aviation systems and aerostructures; unmanned aircraft systems; electro-optic, night vision, and countermeasures systems; naval systems; land vehicle systems; munitions, such as precision munitions for land, air, and sea applications; command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and cyber systems; electronic warfare and signal intelligence systems; and other commercial activities. It also manufactures and sells data links and radio communication systems and equipment, and cyber intelligence, autonomous, and homeland security solutions; laser systems and products; guided rocket systems; and armored vehicle and other platforms survivability and protection systems, as well as provides various training and support services. The company markets its systems and products as a prime contractor or subcontractor to various governments and companies. It also has operations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. The company was incorporated in 1966 and is based in Haifa, Israel.
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#15 - Teledyne FLIR

NASDAQ:FLIR
Stock Price: $57.34
Market Cap: $7.56 billion
P/E Ratio: 54.6
Dividend Yield: 1.19%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
FLIR Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and distributes thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and threat-detection solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Industrial Technologies and Defense Technologies. The Industrial Technologies segment develops and manufactures thermal and visible-spectrum imaging camera cores and components for third parties to create thermal, industrial, and other types of imaging systems; and develops and manufactures devices that image, measure, and analyze thermal energy, gases, and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial, and scientific applications, as well as imaging payloads for unmanned aerial systems, and machine vision cameras. It also develops, manufactures, and services thermal imaging cameras, analytics software, gas detection cameras, firefighting cameras, process automation cameras, environmental test and measurement devices, security cameras, marine electronics, and traffic cameras for perimeter security, critical infrastructure, recreational and commercial maritime, and traffic monitoring and control. The Defense Technologies segment develops and manufactures airborne, land, maritime, and man-portable multi-spectrum imaging systems; radars; lasers; imaging components; integrated multi-sensor system platforms; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives detectors; and nano-class unmanned aerial systems, as well as services related to systems for military, law enforcement, public safety, and other government customers. It also produces multi-mission unmanned air and unmanned ground systems serving the U.S. Department of Defense and federal government agencies, public safety, and governmental customers. It has collaboration with Neurala to deliver AI-Powered industrial cameras. FLIR Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 1978 and is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon.
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#16 - Curtiss-Wright

NYSE:CW
Stock Price: $139.16 (-$0.95)
Market Cap: $5.38 billion
P/E Ratio: 21.3
Dividend Yield: 0.54%
Consensus Rating: Buy (3 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $170.00 (22.2% Upside)
Curtiss-Wright Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineered products, solutions, and services to the aerospace, defense, general industrial, and power generation markets worldwide. worldwide. It operates through three segments: Aerospace & Industrial, Defense Electronics, and Naval & Power. The Aerospace & Industrial segment offers industrial vehicle products, such as electronic throttle control devices, joysticks, and transmission shifters; sensors, controls and electro-mechanical actuation components used in commercial and military aircraft; and surface technology services, including shot peening, laser peening, and coatings. The Defense Electronics segment provides commercial off-the-shelf embedded computing board-level modules, data acquisition and flight test instrumentation equipment, integrated subsystems, instrumentation and control systems, turret aiming and stabilization products, and weapons handling systems; avionics and electronics; flight test equipment; and aircraft data management solutions. The Naval & Power segment offers hardware, pumps, pump seals, control rod drive mechanisms, valves, fastening systems, specialized containment doors, airlock hatches, spent fuel management products, and fluid sealing products for nuclear power plants and nuclear equipment manufacturers; and naval propulsion and auxiliary equipment, including coolant pumps, power-dense compact motors, generators, steam turbines, valves, and secondary propulsion systems, as well as ship repair and maintenance services primarily to the U.S. navy. Curtiss-Wright Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina.
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#17 - CAE

NYSE:CAE
Stock Price: $15.33 (-$0.43)
Market Cap: $5.01 billion
P/E Ratio: 66.7
Consensus Rating: Buy (5 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $37.28 (143.2% Upside)
CAE Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides simulation training and critical operations support solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: Civil Aviation, Defense and Security, and Healthcare. The Civil Aviation segment provides training solutions for flight, cabin, maintenance, and ground personnel in commercial, business, and helicopter aviation; flight simulation training devices; and ab initio pilot training and crew sourcing services, as well as end to end digitally enabled crew management, training operations solutions, and optimization software. The Defense and Security segment offers training and mission support solutions for defense forces across multi-domain operations, OEMs, government agencies and public safety organizations. The Healthcare segment provides integrated education and training solutions, including interventional and imaging simulations, curricula, audiovisual debriefing solutions, center management platforms, and patient simulators for healthcare students and clinical professionals, hospital and university simulation centers, medical and nursing schools, paramedic organizations, defense forces, medical societies, public health agencies and OEMs. The company was formerly known as CAE Industries Ltd. and changed its name to CAE Inc. in 1993. CAE Inc. was incorporated in 1947 and is headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Canada.
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#18 - Hexcel

NYSE:HXL
Stock Price: $51.72 (-$0.54)
Market Cap: $4.40 billion
P/E Ratio: 48.3
Dividend Yield: 0.77%
Consensus Rating: Hold (4 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $59.20 (14.5% Upside)
Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets. It operates through two segments, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. The Composite Materials segment manufactures and markets carbon fibers, fabrics and specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, structural adhesives, honeycomb, molding compounds, tooling materials, polyurethane systems, and laminates that are used in military and commercial aircraft, wind turbine blades, recreational products, and other industrial applications, as well as in automotive, marine, and trains. The Engineered Products segment manufactures and markets aircraft structures and finished aircraft components, including wing to body fairings, wing panels, flight deck panels, door liners, rotorcraft blades, spars, and tip caps; and aircraft structural sub-components and semi-finished components used in rotorcraft blades, engine nacelles, and aircraft surfaces, such as flaps, wings, elevators, and fairings. The company sells its products directly through its managers, product managers, and sales personnel, as well as through independent distributors and manufacturer representatives in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, and Africa. Hexcel Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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#19 - Esterline Technologies

NYSE:ESL
Stock Price: $122.49
Market Cap: $3.64 billion
P/E Ratio: 29.4
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Esterline Technologies Corp. engages in the manufacture of aircraft parts and components, automated drilling products and machine tool systems. It operates through the following segments: Avionics & Controls; Sensors & Systems; and Advanced Materials. The Avionics & Controls segment includes avionics systems, control systems, interface technologies and communication systems capabilities. The Sensors & Systems segment includes power systems, connection technologies and advanced sensors capabilities. The Advanced Materials segment includes engineered materials and defense technologies capabilities. The company also develops and manufactures combustible ordnance and countermeasures for military applications. Esterline Technologies was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.
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#20 - Aerojet Rocketdyne

NYSE:AJRD
Stock Price: $39.99 (+$0.27)
Market Cap: $3.19 billion
P/E Ratio: 26.5
Consensus Rating: Buy (2 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $44.00 (10.0% Upside)
Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells aerospace and defense products and systems in the United States. It operates in two segments, Aerospace and Defense, and Real Estate. The Aerospace and Defense segment offers aerospace and defense products and systems for the United States government, including the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and aerospace and defense prime contractors. This segment provides liquid and solid rocket propulsion systems, air-breathing hypersonic engines, and electric power and propulsion systems for space, defense, civil, and commercial applications; and armament systems. The Real Estate segment engages in the re-zoning, entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company's excess real estate assets. It owns 11,277 acres of land adjacent to the United States Highway 50 between Rancho Cordova and Folsom, California east of Sacramento. The company was formerly known as GenCorp Inc. and changed its name to Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. in April 2015. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1915 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.
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#21 - Spirit AeroSystems

NYSE:SPR
Stock Price: $21.92 (-$0.20)
Market Cap: $2.33 billion
Dividend Yield: 0.18%
Consensus Rating: Buy (5 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $51.67 (135.7% Upside)
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets commercial aerostructures worldwide. It operates through three segments: Commercial, Defense & Space, and Aftermarket. The Commercial segment offers forward, mid, and rear fuselage sections and systems, struts/pylons, nacelles, and related engine structural components; and wings and wing components, including flight control surfaces, as well as other structural parts. This segment primarily serves the aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) or engine OEMs of large commercial aircraft and/or business/regional jet programs. The Defense & Space segment provides fuselage, strut, nacelle, and wing aerostructures primarily for U.S. Government defense programs, including Boeing P-8, C40, and KC-46 Tanker. This segment also engages in the fabrication, bonding, assembly, testing, tooling, processing, engineering analysis, and training on fixed wing aircraft aerostructures, missiles, and hypersonics works, such as solid rocket motor throats, nozzles, re-entry vehicle thermal protections systems, forward cockpit and cabin, and fuselage work on rotorcraft aerostructures. The Aftermarket segment offers spare parts and MRO services, repairs for flight control surfaces and nacelles, radome repairs, rotable assets, engineering services, advanced composite repairs, and other repair and overhaul services. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. has a strategic partnership with Sierra Space to enhance access to commercial space economy of the future. The company was formerly known as Mid-Western Aircraft Systems Holdings, Inc. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.
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#22 - Moog

NYSE:MOG.B
Stock Price: $71.40
Market Cap: $2.28 billion
P/E Ratio: 14.3
Dividend Yield: 1.46%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Moog Inc. designs, manufactures, and integrates precision motion and fluid controls and systems for original equipment manufacturers and end users in the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets worldwide. The company's Aircrafts Controls segment offers primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircrafts; aftermarket support services; and ground-based navigation aids. Its Space and Defense Controls segment provides controls for satellites, space vehicles, launch vehicles, armored combat vehicles, tactical and strategic missiles, security and surveillance, and other defense applications; and gun aiming, stabilization, and automatic ammunition loading for armored combat vehicles. This segment also offers steering tactical and strategic missiles; and designs, builds, and integrates weapon stores management systems for light attack aerial reconnaissance, ground, and sea platforms. The company's Industrial Systems segment provides systems for applications in injection and blow molding machinery, metal forming presses, and heavy industry customers in steel and aluminum production; and supplies solutions for power generation applications, electromechanical motion simulation bases, medical training simulators, and custom test systems and controls. This segment also offers systems and components for applications in oil and gas exploration and production; components for wind turbine applications; and components and systems for diagnostic imaging CT scan medical equipment, sleep apnea equipment, oxygen concentrators, infusion therapy, and enteral clinical nutrition. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in East Aurora, New York.
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#23 - AeroVironment

NASDAQ:AVAV
Stock Price: $83.36 (+$0.93)
Market Cap: $2.06 billion
P/E Ratio: 1,667.5
Consensus Rating: Buy (4 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $93.17 (11.8% Upside)
AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, delivers, and supports a portfolio of robotic systems and related services for government agencies and businesses in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Tactical Missile System (TMS), Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MUAS), and High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite Systems (HAPS). The company supplies UAS, TMS, unmanned ground vehicle, and related services primarily to organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense and to international allied governments. It also designs, engineers, tools, and manufactures unmanned aerial and aircraft systems, including airborne platforms, payloads and payload integration, ground control systems, and ground support equipment and other items and services related to unmanned aircraft systems. In addition, the company offers small UAS products, including spare equipment, alternative payload modules, batteries, chargers, repair services, and customer support, as well as multiple aircraft, hand-held ground control system, and spare parts and accessories. Further, it develops high-altitude pseudo-satellite UAS systems. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
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#24 - Vertical Aerospace

NYSE:EVTL
Stock Price: $9.36 (-$0.28)
Market Cap: $2.02 billion
Consensus Rating: Hold (0 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $7.00 (-25.2% Upside)
Vertical Aerospace Ltd., an aerospace and technology company, engages in designing, manufacturing, and selling zero operating emission electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for use in the advanced air mobility. It offers VX4, an eVTOL aircraft. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Bristol, the United Kingdom.
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#25 - Rocket Lab USA

NASDAQ:RKLB
Stock Price: $4.07 (-0.09)
Market Cap: $1.95 billion
Consensus Rating: Buy (8 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: 12.67 (211.2% Upside)
Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a space company, provides launch services and space systems solutions for the space and defense industries. The company provides launch services, spacecraft engineering and design services, spacecraft components, spacecraft manufacturing, and other spacecraft and on-orbit management solutions; and constellation management services, as well as designs and manufactures small and medium-class rockets. It also designs, manufactures, and sells Electron small orbital launch vehicles and the Photon satellite platforms, as well as developing the Neutron 8-ton payload class launch vehicle; conducts remote launch activities; and designs and manufactures a range of components and subsystems for the Photon family of spacecraft and broader merchant spacecraft components. The company serves commercial, aerospace prime contractors, and government customers. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Long Beach, California.
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#26 - Embraer

NYSE:ERJ
Stock Price: $8.60 (-$0.31)
Market Cap: $1.64 billion
Consensus Rating: Buy (2 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $20.00 (132.6% Upside)
Embraer S.A. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells aircrafts and systems in Brazil, North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Brazil, Europe, and internationally. It operates through Commercial Aviation; Defense and Security; Executive Jets; Service & Support; and Other segments. The Commercial Aviation segment designs, develops, and manufactures a variety of commercial aircrafts. The Defense and Security segment engages in the research, development, production, modification, and support for military defense and security aircraft; and offers a range of products and integrated solutions that include radars and special space systems, as well as information and communications systems comprising command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems. The Executive Jets segment develops, produces, and sells executive jets. It also leases Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 executive jets in the super midsize and large categories; Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets in the midlight and midsize categories; Phenom family executive jets in the entry jet and light jet categories; Lineage 1000, an ultra-large executive jet; and Praetor 500 and Praetor 600, disruptive executive jets in the midsize and super midsize categories. The Service & Support segment offers after-service solutions, support, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for commercial, executive, and defense aircrafts; provides aircraft components and engines; and supplies steel and composite aviation structures to various aircraft manufacturers. The Other segment is involved in the supply of fuel systems, structural parts, and mechanical and hydraulic systems; and production of agricultural crop-spraying aircraft. The company was formerly known as Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. and changed its name to Embraer S.A. in November 2010. Embraer S.A. was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.
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#27 - Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

NASDAQ:KTOS
Stock Price: $10.16 (-$0.23)
Market Cap: $1.31 billion
Consensus Rating: Buy (4 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $23.00 (126.4% Upside)
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. operates as a government contractor of the U.S. Department of Defense. The company operates through two segments, Kratos Government Solutions and Unmanned Systems. The Kratos Government Solutions segment offers microwave electronic products, space and satellite communications, training and cybersecurity/ warfare, C5ISR/ modular systems, turbine technologies, and defense and rocket support services. The Unmanned Systems segment provides unmanned aerial systems, and unmanned ground and seaborne systems. It serves national security related agencies, the department of defense, intelligence agencies, and classified agencies, as well as international government agencies and domestic and international commercial customers. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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#28 - Virgin Galactic

NYSE:SPCE
Stock Price: $4.71 (-$0.16)
Market Cap: $1.26 billion
Consensus Rating: Sell (0 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 6 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $8.36 (77.6% Upside)
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. focuses on the development, manufacture, and operation of spaceships and related technologies for conducting commercial human spaceflight and flying commercial research and development payloads into space. It is also involved in the ground and flight testing, and post-flight maintenance of its spaceflight system vehicles. The company serves private individuals, researchers, and government agencies. Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2017 is headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. was a former subsidiary of Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc.
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#29 - AAR

NYSE:AIR
Stock Price: $35.82 (+$0.05)
Market Cap: $1.25 billion
P/E Ratio: 14.3
Consensus Rating: Buy (3 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $50.00 (39.6% Upside)
AAR Corp. provides products and services to commercial aviation, government, and defense markets worldwide. The Aviation Services segment offers aftermarket support and services; inventory management and distribution services; and maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as engineering services. This segment also sells and leases new, overhauled, and repaired engine and airframe parts, and components; and provides inventory and repair programs, warranty claim management, and outsourcing programs for engine and airframe parts and components, as well as performance-based supply chain logistics programs in support of the U.S. department of defense and foreign governments. In addition, it offers airframe inspection, maintenance, repair and overhaul, painting, line maintenance, airframe modification, structural repair, avionic and installation, exterior and interior refurbishment, and engineering and support services; and repairs and overhauls components, landing gears, wheels, and brakes. The Expeditionary Services segment provides products and services supporting the movement of equipment and personnel by the U.S. and foreign governments, and non-governmental organizations. This segment also designs, manufactures, and repairs transportation pallets, and various containers and shelters; and provides engineering, design, and system integration services for command and control systems. The company serves domestic and foreign passenger airlines; domestic and foreign cargo airlines; regional and commuter airlines; business and general aviation operators; original equipment manufacturers; aircraft leasing companies; aftermarket aviation support companies; and domestic and foreign military customers. It primarily markets and sells products and services through its employees and foreign sales representatives. AAR Corp. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Wood Dale, Illinois.
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#30 - Wesco Aircraft

NYSE:WAIR
Stock Price: $11.04
Market Cap: $1.11 billion
P/E Ratio: 15.1
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. distributes aerospace products and provides supply chain management services to the aerospace industry in North America and internationally. Its services include distribution, supplier relationships management, quality assurance, kitting, just-in-time delivery, chemical management, third-party logistics or fourth-party logistics program, and point-of-use inventory management. The company supplies approximately 563,000 active stock-keeping units, including hardware, chemicals, electronic components, bearings, tools, and machined parts. Its hardware products comprise blind and panel fasteners, bolts and screws, clamps, hi lok pins and collars, hydraulic fittings, inserts, lockbolts and collars, nuts, rivets, springs, valves, and washers; and chemicals include adhesives, sealants and tapes, lubricants, oil and grease, paints and coatings, industrial gases, coolants and metalworking fluids, and cleaners and cleaning solvents. The company's electronic components include connectors, relays, switches, circuit breakers, lighted products, wires and cables, and interconnect accessories; and bearings consist of airframe control bearings, rod ends, spherical and ball bearings, needle roller bearings, bushings, and precision bearings; and machined parts and tooling comprise brackets, milled parts, shims, stampings, turned parts, welded assemblies, and installation/removal tooling products. It also installs various products that include air and hydraulic tools, as well as drill motors; provides maintenance and repair services for tools; and rents or leases tools. The company serves airline-affiliated and independent maintenance, repair, and overhaul providers; and original equipment manufacturers and their subcontractors, as well as customers in the automotive, energy, health care, industrial, pharmaceutical, and space sectors. Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Valencia, California.
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#31 - Virgin Orbit

NASDAQ:VORB
Stock Price: $3.07 (-$0.19)
Market Cap: $1.09 billion
Consensus Rating: Buy (2 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $16.00 (421.2% Upside)
Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated aerospace company, designs and develops commercial space orbital air pad launch solutions for small satellites across government, research, and education industries. It offers launch services for national security and defense; rideshare satellite launch services; civil spaceports; and space solutions. The company is headquartered in Long Beach, California.
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#32 - Engility

NYSE:EGL
Stock Price: $0.00
Market Cap: $1.08 billion
P/E Ratio: 12.5
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Engility Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of technical services to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and space-related and intelligence community agencies. It offers systems engineering and integration services, including engineering and technology lifecycle support, information assurance, modeling and simulation, and architecture analysis and modernization; and cybersecurity services, such as vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, independent test and evaluation, cybersecurity systems engineering, cyber quick reaction range capability, and cyber hunting. The company also provides high performance computing services comprising architecture and infrastructure design, data management and analytics, and integration and testing, as well as systems operation, optimization, and sustainment; and enterprise modernization services, which include architecture analysis and modernization, information technology services and solutions, and software development and integration. In addition, it offers mission and operations support solutions in the areas of artificial intelligence, space launch and space flight, law enforcement, intelligence analysis, air traffic management, engineering and fabrication, and communication data exchange; and readiness and training solutions, including training development, learning, and knowledge management. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Chantilly, Virginia. Engility Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Birch Partners, LP.
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#33 - AerSale

NASDAQ:ASLE
Stock Price: $18.54 (+$0.17)
Market Cap: $950.22 million
P/E Ratio: 19.3
Consensus Rating: Buy (1 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $21.50 (16.0% Upside)
AerSale Corporation provides aftermarket commercial aircraft, engines, and its parts to passenger and cargo airlines, leasing companies, original equipment manufacturers, and government and defense contractors, as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service providers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Asset Management Solutions and Technical Operations (TechOps). The Asset Management Solutions segment engages in the sale and lease of aircraft, engines, and airframes, as well as disassembly of these assets for component parts. The TechOps segment provides internal and third-party aviation services, including internally developed engineered solutions, heavy aircraft maintenance and modification, and component MRO, as well as end-of-life disassembly services. This segment also provides aircraft modifications, cargo and tanker conversions of aircraft, and aircraft storage; and MRO services for landing gear, thrust reversers, hydraulic systems, and other aircraft components. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.
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#34 - Kaman

NYSE:KAMN
Stock Price: $27.93 (-$0.07)
Market Cap: $783.37 million
P/E Ratio: 24.5
Dividend Yield: 2.86%
Consensus Rating: Buy (2 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $45.00 (61.1% Upside)
Kaman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the aerospace, defense, medical, and industrial markets. The company operates through three segments: Engineered Products, Precision Products, and Structures. The Engineered Products segment produces and markets aircraft bearings and components; super precision miniature ball bearings; and spring energized seals, springs, and contacts. The Precision Products segment provides safe and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; undertakes subcontract helicopter works; restores, modifies, and supports its SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters; and manufactures and supports heavy lift K-MAX manned helicopter, the K-MAX TITAN unmanned aerial system, and the KARGO UAV unmanned aerial system. The Structures segment offers metallic and composite aero structures for commercial, military, and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircrafts; and medical imaging solutions. The company operates in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, and internationally. Kaman Corporation was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
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#35 - Archer Aviation

NYSE:ACHR
Stock Price: $2.61 (-$0.06)
Market Cap: $644.92 million
Consensus Rating: Buy (4 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $9.50 (264.0% Upside)
Archer Aviation Inc., an urban air mobility company, engages in designs, develops, manufactures, and operates electric vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts to carry passengers. The company was formerly known as Atlas Crest Investment Corp. and changed its name to Archer Aviation Inc. Archer Aviation Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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#36 - Triumph Group

NYSE:TGI
Stock Price: $8.59 (-$0.23)
Market Cap: $573.04 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $20.83 (142.5% Upside)
Triumph Group, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs, overhauls, and distributes aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies, and systems worldwide. It operates in two segments, Triumph Systems & Support, and Triumph Aerospace Structures. The company offers aircraft and engine-mounted accessory drives, thermal control systems and components, cargo hooks, high lift actuations, cockpit control levers, hydraulic systems and components, control system valve bodies, landing gear actuation systems, electronic engine controls, landing gear components and assemblies, exhaust nozzles and ducting, main engine gearbox assemblies, geared transmissions and drive train components, main fuel pumps, fuel-metering units, primary and secondary flight control systems, and vibration absorbers. It also designs, manufactures, and repairs composite and metal bonding, flight control surfaces, engine nacelles, empennages, wing flaps, acoustic and thermal insulation systems, and composite ducts and floor panels, as well as provides integrated testing and certification services; and fuselage panels, horizontal and vertical tails, and floor grids. In addition, the company offers air cycle machines, blades and vanes, auxiliary power units, constant speed drives, combustors, engine and airframe accessories, stators, flight control surfaces, transition ducts, integrated drive generators, sidewalls, nacelles, light assemblies, remote sensors, overhead bins, thrust reversers, and fuel bladder cells, as well as cabin panes, shades, light lenses, and other components. It serves original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, and military aircraft; and aircraft components, as well as business jets and regional airlines, and air cargo carriers. Triumph Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.
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#37 - Ducommun

NYSE:DCO
Stock Price: $39.66 (-$0.42)
Market Cap: $483.88 million
P/E Ratio: 3.7
Consensus Rating: Buy (2 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $65.67 (65.6% Upside)
Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing products and services primarily to the aerospace and defense, industrial, medical, and other industries in the United States. It operates through two segments, Electronic Systems and Structural Systems. The Electronic Systems segment provides cable assemblies and interconnect systems; printed circuit board assemblies; higher-level electronic, electromechanical, and mechanical components and assemblies, as well as lightning diversion systems; and radar enclosures, aircraft avionics racks, shipboard communications and control enclosures, shipboard communications and control enclosures, printed circuit board assemblies, cable assemblies, wire harnesses, interconnect systems, lightning diversion strips, surge suppressors, conformal shields, and other assemblies. It also supplies engineered products, including illuminated pushbutton switches and panels for aviation and test systems; microwave and millimeter switches and filters for radio frequency systems and test instrumentation; and motors and resolvers for motion control. In addition, this segment provides engineering expertise for aerospace system design, development, integration, and testing. The Structural Systems segment designs, engineers, and manufactures contoured aluminum, titanium, and Inconel aero structure components; structural assembly products, such as winglets, engine components, and fuselage structural panels; and metal and composite bonded structures and assemblies comprising aircraft wing spoilers, large fuselage skins, rotor blades on rotary-wing aircraft and components, flight control surfaces, engine components, ammunition handling systems, and magnetic seals. It serves commercial aircraft, military fixed-wing aircraft, military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, and space programs, as well as industrial, medical, and other end-use markets. The company was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
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#38 - RADA Electronic Industries

NASDAQ:RADA
Stock Price: $9.63 (+$0.02)
Market Cap: $477.87 million
P/E Ratio: 80.3
Consensus Rating: Buy (2 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $15.67 (62.7% Upside)
RADA Electronic Industries Ltd., a defense technology company, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells defense electronics to various air forces and companies worldwide. It offers digital video/audio/data recorders; high definition digital video/audio/data recording for fighter and trainer aircrafts; a range of head-up-displays color video cameras for fighter aircraft; and various ground debriefing solutions. The company also provides avionics solutions, such as mission data recorders and debriefing solutions and HUD video cameras; and avionics for unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) comprising interface control processors, engine control computers, payload management computers, and others. In addition, it offers land-based tactical radars for defense forces, critical infrastructure protection, border surveillance, active military protection, and counter-drone applications. The company was incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel.

#39 - Vector Acquisition

NASDAQ:VACQ
Stock Price: $11.57
Market Cap: $462.80 million
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Vector Acquisition Corporation does not have significant operations. It focuses on effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in San Francisco, California.

#40 - Zanite Acquisition

NASDAQ:ZNTE
Stock Price: $11.32
Market Cap: $325.45 million
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Zanite Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses in the aviation, aerospace and defense, urban mobility, and emerging technology industries. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
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#41 - Wheels Up Experience

NYSE:UP
Stock Price: $1.15 (-$0.06)
Market Cap: $295.81 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $7.07 (514.5% Upside)
Wheels Up Experience Inc. provides private aviation services primarily in the United States. The company offers a suite of products and services, which include multi-tiered membership programs, on-demand flights across various private aircraft cabin categories, aircraft management, retail and wholesale charter, whole aircraft acquisitions and sales, corporate flight solutions, special missions, signature events and experiences, and commercial travel. It operates a fleet of approximately 1,500 aircraft. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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#42 - EVE

NYSE:EVEX
Stock Price: $9.24 (-$0.70)
Market Cap: $285.77 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (1 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $7.30 (-21.0% Upside)
Eve Holding, Inc. develops urban air mobility solutions. It is involved in the design and production of eVTOLs; provision of eVTOL service and support capabilities, including material services, maintenance, technical support, training, ground handling, and data services; and development of urban air traffic management systems. The company is based in Melbourne, Florida.

#43 - Pegasus Digital Mobility Acquisition

NYSE:PGSS
Stock Price: $10.03
Market Cap: $282.10 million
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Pegasus Digital Mobility Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. The company focuses on effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or assets. It intends to identify business opportunities in the field of the transportation sector. Pegasus Digital Mobility Acquisition Corp. was incorporated in 2021 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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#44 - Astronics

NASDAQ:ATRO
Stock Price: $7.86 (-$0.21)
Market Cap: $258.17 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (0 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $10.00 (27.2% Upside)
Astronics Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures products for the aerospace, defense, and electronics industries in the United States, rest of North America, Asia, Europe, South America, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Aerospace and Test Systems. The Aerospace segment offers lighting and safety systems, electrical power generation systems, distribution and seat motions systems, aircraft structures, avionics products, system certification, and other products. This segment serves airframe manufacturers (OEM) that build aircraft for the commercial, military, and general aviation markets; suppliers to OEMs; and aircraft operators, such as airlines; suppliers to the aircraft operators; and branches of the U.S. Department of Defense. The Test Systems segment designs, develops, manufactures, and maintains automated test systems that support the aerospace and defense, and communications and mass transit industries; and provides wireless communication testing for the civil land mobile radio market, as well as training and simulation devices for commercial and military applications. It serves OEMs and prime government contractors for electronics and military products. The company was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in East Aurora, New York.
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#45 - EHang

NASDAQ:EH
Stock Price: $4.21 (+$0.08)
Market Cap: $235.12 million
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
EHang Holdings Limited operates as an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company in the People's Republic of China, East Asia, Europe, and internationally. It designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and operates AAVs, as well as their supporting systems and infrastructure for various industries and applications, including passenger transportation, logistics, smart city management, and aerial media solutions. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, the People's Republic of China.
Park Aerospace logo

#46 - Park Aerospace

NYSE:PKE
Stock Price: $11.04 (-$0.28)
Market Cap: $233.63 million
P/E Ratio: 29.8
Dividend Yield: 3.50%
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Park Aerospace Corp. develops and manufactures solution and hot-melt advanced composite materials used to produce composite structures for the aerospace market in North America, Asia, and Europe. It offers advanced composite materials, including film adhesives and lightning strike materials that are used to produce primary and secondary structures for jet engines, large and regional transport aircrafts, military aircrafts, unmanned aerial vehicles, business jets, general aviation aircrafts, and rotary wing aircrafts. The company also provides specialty ablative materials for rocket motors and nozzles; and specially designed materials for radome applications. In addition, it designs and fabricates composite parts, structures and assemblies, and low volume tooling for the aerospace industry. The company was formerly known as Park Electrochemical Corp. and changed its name to Park Aerospace Corp. in July 2019. Park Aerospace Corp. was incorporated in 1954 and is based in Westbury, New York.
Genesis Park Acquisition logo

#47 - Genesis Park Acquisition

NYSE:GNPK
Stock Price: $10.50
Market Cap: $214.96 million
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Genesis Park Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses in the aerospace and aviation services sectors. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Houston, Texas.

#48 - Stable Road Acquisition

NASDAQ:SRAC
Stock Price: $0.00
Market Cap: $194.99 million
Consensus Rating: N/A (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Stable Road Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed by SRC-NI Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Stable Road Capital, for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination.
Astra Space logo

#49 - Astra Space

NASDAQ:ASTR
Stock Price: $0.61 (-$0.01)
Market Cap: $165.50 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (1 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $3.00 (391.0% Upside)
Astra Space, Inc. designs, tests, manufactures, launches, and operates space products and services. The company also designs, tests, manufactures, and operates propulsion modules to enable satellites to orbit in space. Its customers primarily include satellite operators, satellite manufacturers, government agencies, and defense prime contractors. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
Spire Global logo

#50 - Spire Global

NYSE:SPIR
Stock Price: $1.08 (-0.06)
Market Cap: $159.48 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (1 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: 5.35 (395.4% Upside)
Spire Global, Inc. develops a hardware and intelligent analytics platform that tracks the oceans, skies, and weather. It serves maritime, weather, aviation, space services, earth intelligence, and federal industries. Spire Global, Inc. has a strategic partnership with TAC Index Limited. Spire Global, Inc. was formerly known as Nanosatisfi, Inc. and changed its name to Spire Global, Inc. in July 2014. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Boulder, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Glasgow, United Kingdom; Luxembourg; and Singapore.
Aerospace stocks

Aerospace stocks explained

Aerospace stocks are a type of equity that represents ownership in companies that design, develop, and manufacture aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and related technologies. The aerospace industry is a critical driver of innovation and economic growth, and aerospace stocks offer investors the opportunity to participate in this growth.

The aerospace industry is highly capital-intensive, and companies must constantly invest in new technologies and products to stay competitive. This means that aerospace stocks are often a volatile investment but one with the potential for high returns.

Aerospace stocks are typically classified as either cyclical or non-cyclical. Cyclical aerospace stocks are those that are sensitive to changes in the business cycle, while non-cyclical aerospace stocks are less sensitive to economic fluctuations.

Investors interested in aerospace stocks should research the companies carefully before investing. Aerospace stocks can be a volatile investment, but they offer the potential for high returns.

Aerospace defense stocks

The aerospace & defense stocks are a group of stocks that represent companies involved in the aerospace and defense industries. These companies provide products and services related to designing, developing, manufacturing, and supporting aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, weapons, and other systems and technologies for military, commercial, and other applications.

The aerospace & defense stocks are sensitive to changes in government spending on defense. Increases in government spending on defense typically boost the sector, while cuts in spending typically weigh on the sector.

The sector is also impacted by geopolitical events. Tensions between countries can lead to increases in defense spending, which in turn benefits the sector. Conversely, periods of peace typically lead to cuts in defense spending, which weigh on the sector.

The rising tensions between the western and developing world are cited as a leading catalyst for the growth of the aerospace industry as the battle for dominance heads towards the stars.

The aerospace & defense stocks are a diverse group of companies, but they are all united by their exposure to the aerospace and defense industries. These companies provide products and services that are essential to the functioning of the aerospace and defense industries and are, therefore, a key part of the global economy.

Orbital aerospace stocks

Orbital aerospace companies are those that focus on the design, manufacture, and operation of spacecraft and related technologies. Unlike the traditional aerospace companies, which primarily focus on aircraft that fly in the earth's inner atmosphere, orbital aerospace companies are looking to the stars for their growth.

There are a number of reasons for the rise of orbital aerospace companies. First, the traditional aerospace companies have been mired in bureaucracy and slow to innovate. Second, the market for spacecraft is growing rapidly, thanks to the rise of commercial spaceflight and the growth of the satellite industry. Third, the orbital aerospace companies are led by visionary entrepreneurs who are unafraid to take risks.

The most important thing to understand about orbital aerospace companies is that they are still in the early stages of their development. They are small, nimble, and hungry relative to companies in other sectors of the economy. They are also unencumbered by the legacy systems and processes that bog down the traditional aerospace companies. As a result, they are able to move quickly and innovate rapidly.

How to pick a good aerospace stock

There are many factors to consider when determining if an aerospace stock is a good investment. Here are a few key considerations:

  1. The company's financial stability: Be sure to look at the company's financial statements to get a sense of its overall financial health. In particular, you want to look at things like its cash flow, debt levels, and profitability. This information can easily be found in the company’s quarterly or yearly reports.
  1. The company's competitive advantage: What does the company do better than its competitors? What unique technologies or capabilities does it have that give it an edge in the marketplace? In other words, what is the moat that surrounds the company that prevents rivals from taking market share?
  1. The company's growth prospects: Is the company positioned for growth in the coming years? Are there new markets or product areas that it is targeting? Investors can often find this information by looking at trends for revenue and product development.
  1. The company's management team: Do the company's leaders have a track record of success? Do they have a vision for the future of the business?
  1. The company's stock price: Is the stock trading at a reasonable price considering its potential? Some popular valuation ratios include price to earnings, price to sales, and price to book.

These are just a few of the things to consider when evaluating an aerospace stock. By doing your homework on a company, you can increase your chances of picking a winner.

Best aerospace stock to buy list

There are a number of different aerospace companies that are worth considering as investments. 

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the largest aerospace company in the world, and it is a popular choice for investors who want exposure to the sector. Boeing is a diversified company, and it is involved in both commercial and military aircraft production. The company also has a strong presence in the space industry and is a leader in the production of satellites and other space-related equipment.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is another large aerospace company that is a leader in the production of military aircraft. The company also produces missiles, satellites, and other defense-related products. Lockheed Martin has a long history of dividend payments and is a good choice for income-oriented investors.

Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR) is a smaller aerospace company, but it is also a leading supplier of components to the industry. The company is involved in producing fuselages, wings, and other aircraft parts, and it has a strong presence in the global market. 

Aerospace stock index

An aerospace stock index is a tool used by investors to measure the performance of stocks in the aerospace industry. The aerospace industry is a highly competitive and globalized industry, and the stock prices of companies in this sector can be volatile. The aerospace stock index can be used to track the performance of stocks in this sector and to make investment decisions.

The aerospace stock index is made up of companies that are involved in the design, manufacture, and sale of aircraft and spacecraft parts. These companies are located in countries all over the world, and the index includes both large and small companies. The index is a market-weighted index, meaning that the stocks in the index are weighted according to their market capitalization.

Aerospace stock market share

The aerospace industry is dominated by a few large firms. The three largest firms in the industry are Boeing (NYSE: BA), Airbus (EPA: AIR), and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). These three firms account for more than half of the global market for aircraft and spacecraft.

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the largest firm in the aerospace industry, with a market share of around 33%. The company is headquartered in the United States.

Airbus (EPA: AIR) is the second largest firm in the aerospace industry, with a market share of around 27%. The company is headquartered in Europe.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is the third largest firm in the aerospace industry, with a market share of around 10%. The company is headquartered in the United States and has a strong presence in Europe and Asia. 

The aerospace industry has undergone significant consolidation in recent years. The three largest firms now account for a much larger share of the market than they did in the past. This consolidation has been driven by a number of factors, including the need to compete in a global market, the need to invest in new technologies, and the need to reduce costs.

The consolidation of the aerospace industry has had a number of impacts. First, it has led to increased competition between the leading firms. This has resulted in higher prices for aircraft and spacecraft. Second, it has led to a reduction in the number of suppliers in the market, which has made it more difficult for new firms to enter the market. Third, it has led to increased concentration of power within the industry, with the three largest firms now accounting for a much larger share of the market.

The consolidation of the aerospace industry is likely to continue in the future. The leading firms are likely to continue to invest in new technologies and approaches to aircraft design and manufacturing. They are also likely to continue to consolidate their position in the market.

Aerospace ETFs

Aerospace ETFs are a great way to get exposure to the aerospace and defense industry. There are a number of different aerospace ETFs to choose from, each with its own unique benefits. 

When considering an investment in an aerospace and defense ETF, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it's important to look at the holdings of the ETF to make sure it's well diversified. The sector is dominated by a few large companies, so an ETF that only holds a few stocks is likely to be more volatile than one with a broader range of holdings.

In addition, it's worth taking a look at the expense ratio of the ETF. Aerospace and defense stocks tend to be less volatile than the overall market over a long time period so a higher expense ratio could eat into your returns.

Finally, it's worth considering how the ETF is structured. Some ETFs invest directly in stocks, while others use derivatives to gain exposure to the sector. If you're worried about the potential for a sudden drop in the value of the ETF, you might want to consider an ETF that uses derivatives.

Here are a few examples of popular aerospace ETFs:

The SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (NYSEARCA: XAR) is one of the largest and most popular aerospace ETFs. It tracks the S&P Aerospace & Defense Select Industry Index, which is made up of companies involved in the aerospace and defense industry.

The iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (BATS: ITA) is another popular choice for investors looking to get exposure to the aerospace and defense industry. It tracks the Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense Index.

The PowerShares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio (NYSEARCA: PPA) is an ETF that tracks the PowerShares Aerospace & Defense Index. 

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