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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 39292.2. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC performance year to date is 17.04%. Today Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC has gained 0.05%, with a current price of 219.24.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.70%. 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 1.14. While Total debt/equity is 1.14. With a profit margin of 8.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 23.90%, and operating margin of 12.90%. Northrop Grumman Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC has seen a EPS growth of 6.50%. A performance for the year of 35.32%. The 52-week high is -2.18%, and the 52-week low is 46.49%. The average volume for Northrop Grumman Corporation, NOC is 350638.

With a target price of 220.77, 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 19.91 and a forward P/E of 18.22. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.17. Northrop Grumman Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.67 and 7.07 respectively. For P/cash, Northrop Grumman Corporation has a value of 30.77, while it is 26.23 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 219.24, Northrop Grumman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.64%. We see a return on equity of 35.80%.

Looking more long-term Northrop Grumman Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.16%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.38% 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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