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Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 70662.85. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Lockheed Martin Corporation is 232.36 (with a change from open of 0.30%), this in conjunction with a target price of 264.5. Volume today has so far reached 514397, with an average volume of about 3469.54. The GAP for this stock, is -0.19%.

The P/E ratio is 19.31, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.41. The current EPS for Lockheed Martin Corporation, is 12.02, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 2.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 9.17%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Lockheed Martin Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.00% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.20%. Quarter over quarter is 13.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 10.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -4.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.03% and institutional ownership is 82.00%. Shares outstanding is 304.45, while shares float is at a value of 302.67. Float short for Lockheed Martin Corporation is 1.16% and the short ratio is 1.01.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 4.77, while the total debt/equity comes to 4.94. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 11.10% and their operating margin is 11.20%. The profit margin is 7.60%.

Lockheed Martin Corporation has seen returns on assets of 7.90%, and on investment, 21.90%. Return on equity is 123.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.71. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.44, with Price/book ratio coming to 23.47 and Price/cash is 55.68, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 23.52.

The simple moving averages are -5.30% and 0.41% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.36% and the 52 week low is 18.39%.

Lockheed Martin Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.84%, with a current price of 232.36. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 52.90%. This is in an industry, Aerospace/Defense Products & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Lockheed Martin Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry means that Lockheed Martin Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -1.90%, with performance for the month coming to -2.24%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -8.72%, and for the half year the performance is 12.66%. Volatility for this week is 0.90% and for the month this is 1.14%.

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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