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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 37747.9. 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 211.66 (with a change from open of 0.19%), this in conjunction with a target price of 233.58. Volume today has so far reached 349725, with an average volume of about 945.35. The GAP for this stock, is 0.12%.

The P/E ratio is 18.98, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.19. 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 13.17%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Northrop Grumman Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 5.07% 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 84.20%. Shares outstanding is 178.9, while shares float is at a value of 177.45. Float short for Northrop Grumman Corporation is 0.86% and the short ratio is 1.61.

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 2.3. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.6, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.69 and Price/cash is 33.14, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 26.81.

The simple moving averages are -1.94% and 4.91% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.16% and the 52 week low is 33.04%.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.71%, with a current price of 211.66. 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 0.84%, with performance for the month coming to -3.05%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.13%, and for the half year the performance is 25.70%. Volatility for this week is 1.25% and for the month this is 1.13%.

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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