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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)?

The company in question is, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) currently with a stock price of 218.53 (0.15% today). The market cap for Northrop Grumman Corporation is 39317.08, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense РMajor Diversified industry. The target price for Northrop Grumman Corporation is 219.86. Currently Northrop Grumman Corporation is trading with a P/E of 19.82, and a forward P/E of 18.14. Average volume for Northrop Grumman Corporation is 967.37 and so far today it is 384176.

Performance in the last year for Northrop Grumman Corporation has been 33.56%. For EPS growth, Northrop Grumman Corporation has seen a growth of 6.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 12.41%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 10.10% over the last five years and could be 9.16% for the next five years. Northrop Grumman Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 25.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.90%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.83%.

Since the IPO date for Northrop Grumman Corporation on the 12/31/1981, Northrop Grumman Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 16.55%. With Northrop Grumman Corporation trading at 218.53, the dividend yield is 1.47%, and the EPS is 11.01.

So could Northrop Grumman Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.82. The PEG is 2.16, P/S is 1.67 and the P/B is at 7.04. The P/cash is 30.79, with P/free cash flow at 26.25.

Northrop Grumman Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.14, and total debt/equity at 1.14.

In terms of margins, Northrop Grumman Corporation has a gross margin of 23.90%, an operating margin of 12.90% and a profit margin of 8.80%.Payout ratio for Northrop Grumman Corporation is 28.70%. Return on assets come to 8.50% with return on investment coming to 19.10%.

Insider ownership for Northrop Grumman Corporation, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 84.10%. Outstanding shares are at 180.18. While shares float is 178.89. The float short is currently 1.44%, and short ratio is 2.66.

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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