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Is Northrop Grumman Corporation(NYSE: NOC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. Northrop Grumman Corporation is in the Aerospace/Defense – Major Diversified industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Northrop Grumman Corporation, is 891.56, and so far today it has a volume of 1308100. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 18.55%.

To help you determine whether Northrop Grumman Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.16 and forward P/E is 18.45. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Northrop Grumman Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.2. P/S ratio is 1.69 and the P/B ratio is 7.16. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 31.16 and 26.56 respectively.

At the current price Northrop Grumman Corporation is trading at, 221.96 (0.00% today), Northrop Grumman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.44%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 11.01, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.41% after growing 6.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 25.60%, and 0.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 179.26, and the number of shares float is 178.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 84.10%. The float short is 1.27%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.56. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.50%, and also a return on investment of 19.10%.

The ability for Northrop Grumman Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 1.14 and total debt/equity is 1.14. In terms of margins, Northrop Grumman Corporation has a gross margin of 23.90%, with its operating margin at 12.90%, and Northrop Grumman Corporation has a profit margin of 8.80%.

The 52 week high is -0.65%, with 48.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.43% and the 200 day simple moving average is 15.09%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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