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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC

Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Aerospace/Defense – Major Diversified in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC  has a market cap of 37946.48. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC performance year to date is 13.77%. Today Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC has gained 0.45%, with a current price of 212.11.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 29.40%. Return of assets are at 8.50%, with return on investment at 19.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.12. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 8.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 23.60%, and operating margin of 12.80%. Northrop Grumman Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC has seen a EPS growth of 6.50%. A performance for the year of 26.74%. The 52-week high is -4.96%, and the 52-week low is 33.32%. The average volume for Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC is 578400.

With a target price of 233.58, can Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC. Northrop Grumman Corporation has a P/E of 19.08 and a forward P/E of 18.29. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.31. Northrop Grumman Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.61 and 6.73 respectively. For P/cash, Northrop Grumman Corporation has a value of 33.32, while it is 26.95 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 212.11, Northrop Grumman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.70%. We see a return on equity of 36.40%.

Looking more long-term Northrop Grumman Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.26%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.07% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 6.50% for this year and for the last five years a 10.10% growth has been seen.

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