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How to buy Lockheed Martin Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in Lockheed Martin Corporation stock.
Lockheed Martin Corporation is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Lockheed Martin Corporation shares (LMT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lockheed Martin Corporation employs 114,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $64.2 billion.
How to buy shares in Lockheed Martin Corporation
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LMT – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- LMT shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is LMT stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is LMT suitable for ethical investing?
- Are LMT shares over-valued?
- Lockheed Martin Corporation's financials
- How volatile are LMT shares?
- Does Lockheed Martin Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have LMT shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Lockheed Martin Corporation stock price (NYSE: LMT)Use our graph to track the performance of LMT stocks over time.
Lockheed Martin Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$413.07|
|52-week range||$315.25 - $473.80|
|50-day moving average||$419.64|
|200-day moving average||$414.94|
|Wall St. target price||$459.32|
|Dividend yield||$11 (2.67%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$17.30|
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Lockheed Martin Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-16)||-0.29%|
|1 month (2022-08-23)||-4.63%|
|3 months (2022-06-24)||-1.42%|
|6 months (2022-03-24)||-8.15%|
|1 year (2021-09-24)||18.18%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||6.82%|
|3 years (2019-09-26)||5.13%|
|5 years (2017-09-26)||33.43%|
Is Lockheed Martin Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Lockheed Martin Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lockheed Martin Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's P/E ratio
Lockheed Martin Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Lockheed Martin Corporation shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's PEG ratio
Lockheed Martin Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0238. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lockheed Martin Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's EBITDA
Lockheed Martin Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $7.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lockheed Martin Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Lockheed Martin Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$64.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.29%|
|Gross profit TTM||$9.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.18%|
|Return on equity TTM||52.39%|
|Market capitalisation||$109.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Lockheed Martin Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lockheed Martin Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 33.53
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lockheed Martin Corporation's overall score of 33.53 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 60th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lockheed Martin Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Lockheed Martin Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.16/100
Lockheed Martin Corporation's environmental score of 9.16 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lockheed Martin Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's social score
Social score: 19.63/100
Lockheed Martin Corporation's social score of 19.63 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lockheed Martin Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 9.74/100
Lockheed Martin Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lockheed Martin Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lockheed Martin Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Lockheed Martin Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||33.53|
|Total ESG percentile||59.58|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
Lockheed Martin Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 64.81% of net profits
Recently Lockheed Martin Corporation has paid out, on average, around 64.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lockheed Martin Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lockheed Martin Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $11 per share.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares ever split?
Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 January 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lockheed Martin Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lockheed Martin Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Lockheed Martin Corporation's share price.
Lockheed Martin Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $315.2486 up to $473.795. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lockheed Martin Corporation's is 0.6564. This would suggest that Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Lockheed Martin Corporation overview
Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Mission Systems, and Space. The Aeronautics segment offers combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. The Missiles and Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support, and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles; and energy management solutions. The Rotary and Mission Systems segment offers military and commercial helicopters, surface ships, sea and land-based missile defense systems, radar systems, sea and air-based mission and combat systems, command and control mission solutions, cyber solutions, and simulation and training solutions. The Space segment offers satellites; space transportation systems; strategic, advanced strike, and defensive missile systems; and classified systems and services in support of national security systems. This segment also provides network-enabled situational awareness and integrates space and ground-based systems to help its customers gather, analyze, and securely distribute critical intelligence data.
Lockheed Martin Corporation in the news
Raytheon (RTX) Wins $985M Deal to Deliver Hypersonic Missile
Boeing (BA) Secures Navy Deal to Support P-8A Combat Jets
Raytheon Will Build a Hypersonic Missile for the Air Force. It’s a Modest Win for the Stock.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Lockheed Martin Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.074% of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares are held by insiders and 76.103% by institutions. How many people work for Lockheed Martin Corporation?
Latest data suggests 114,000 work at Lockheed Martin Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Lockheed Martin Corporation?
Lockheed Martin Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Lockheed Martin Corporation based?
Lockheed Martin Corporation's address is: 6801 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD, United States, 20817 What is Lockheed Martin Corporation's ISIN number?
Lockheed Martin Corporation's international securities identification number is: US5398301094 What is Lockheed Martin Corporation's CUSIP number?
Lockheed Martin Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 539830109
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