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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 38910.4. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Northrop Grumman Corporation is 217.9 (with a change from open of -0.24%), this in conjunction with a target price of 233.58. Volume today has so far reached 618700, with an average volume of about 893.73. The GAP for this stock, is 0.17%.

The P/E ratio is 19.6, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.77. The current EPS for Northrop Grumman Corporation, is 11.12, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 6.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.88%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Northrop Grumman Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 5.21% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.26%. Quarter over quarter is 3.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 10.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -3.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 84.10%. Shares outstanding is 178.57, while shares float is at a value of 177.45. Float short for Northrop Grumman Corporation is 0.86% and the short ratio is 1.71.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.12, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 23.60% and their operating margin is 12.80%. The profit margin is 8.70%.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has seen returns on assets of 8.50%, and on investment, 19.10%. Return on equity is 36.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.37. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.65, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.91 and Price/cash is 34.16, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 27.64.

The simple moving averages are 1.28% and 7.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.36% and the 52 week low is 36.96%.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.65%, with a current price of 217.9. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 29.40%. This is in an industry, Aerospace/Defense – Major Diversified, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Northrop Grumman Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Aerospace/Defense – Major Diversified industry means that Northrop Grumman Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 0.95%, with performance for the month coming to 2.25%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.73%, and for the half year the performance is 35.50%. Volatility for this week is 0.88% and for the month this is 1.01%.

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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