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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMT

Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Aerospace/Defense Products & Services in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMTĀ  has a market cap of 78362.37. Since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977, Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMT performance year to date is 20.00%. Today Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMT has gained 0.53%, with a current price of 258.21.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 54.80%. Return of assets are at 9.50%, with return on investment at 21.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 4.77. While Total debt/equity is 4.94. With a profit margin of 9.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 11.10%, and operating margin of 13.90%. Lockheed Martin Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMT has seen a EPS growth of 2.20%. A performance for the year of 26.20%. The 52-week high is -1.96%, and the 52-week low is 46.13%. The average volume for Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMT is 3894447.

With a target price of 254.83, can Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Lockheed Martin Corporation, LMT. Lockheed Martin Corporation has a P/E of 21.36 and a forward P/E of 19.92. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.81. Lockheed Martin Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.6 and 25.97 respectively. For P/cash, Lockheed Martin Corporation has a value of 61.75, while it is 26.09 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 258.21, Lockheed Martin Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.57%. We see a return on equity of 149.30%.

Looking more long-term Lockheed Martin Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.61%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.05% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.20% for this year and for the last five years a -4.10% growth has been seen.

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