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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 914.61, and so far today it has a volume of 17713. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 15.96%.

To help you determine whether Northrop Grumman Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.53 and forward P/E is 18.59. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Northrop Grumman Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.37. P/S ratio is 1.64 and the P/B ratio is 6.88. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 34 and 27.51 respectively.

At the current price Northrop Grumman Corporation is trading at, 216.66 (-0.20% today), Northrop Grumman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.66%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 29.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 11.12, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.04% after growing 6.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 3.90%, and 1.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 178.39, and the number of shares float is 177.43. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 83.70%. The float short is 0.86%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.68. 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 1.1, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.12 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Northrop Grumman Corporation has a gross margin of 23.60%, with its operating margin at 12.80%, and Northrop Grumman Corporation has a profit margin of 8.70%.

The 52 week high is -3.33%, with 44.77% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.73% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.72%.

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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