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Northrop Grumman Corporation is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Northrop Grumman Corporation shares (NOC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Northrop Grumman Corporation employs 90,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$35.3 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Northrop Grumman Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$312.73, which is 14.32% down on its pre-crash value of USD$365.01 and 18.77% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$263.31.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Northrop Grumman Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$742.12 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$860.01.
|Latest market close||USD$312.73|
|52-week range||USD$261.1066 - USD$380.3959|
|50-day moving average||USD$308.3922|
|200-day moving average||USD$320.5611|
|Wall St. target price||USD$384.26|
|Dividend yield||USD$5.8 (1.87%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$14.579|
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|1 week (2020-11-20)||2.06%|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||7.90%|
|3 months (2020-08-28)||-9.29%|
|6 months (2020-05-28)||-8.75%|
|1 year (2019-11-27)||-11.38%|
|2 years (2018-11-28)||18.85%|
|3 years (2017-11-28)||1.57%|
|5 years (2015-11-27)||65.98%|
Valuing Northrop Grumman Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Northrop Grumman Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Northrop Grumman 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 21x. In other words, Northrop Grumman Corporation shares trade at around 21x 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.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1439. 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 Northrop Grumman 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.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$4.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Northrop Grumman Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$35.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$7.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.92%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.26%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$52.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.3 million Northrop Grumman Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Northrop Grumman Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 26.7% down from 1.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Northrop Grumman Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Northrop Grumman Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Northrop Grumman Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). Northrop Grumman Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.22. In other words for every 100,000 Northrop Grumman Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1220 shares are currently held short.
However Northrop Grumman Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Northrop Grumman Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Northrop Grumman Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Northrop Grumman Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Northrop Grumman Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0097% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Northrop Grumman Corporation shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Northrop Grumman Corporation stock.
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 Northrop Grumman Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 33.16
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Northrop Grumman Corporation's overall score of 33.16 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Northrop Grumman 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.).
Environmental score: 11.84/100
Northrop Grumman Corporation's environmental score of 11.84 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 17.49/100
Northrop Grumman Corporation's social score of 17.49 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 8.83/100
Northrop Grumman Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Northrop Grumman Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Northrop Grumman Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||33.16|
|Total ESG percentile||63.95|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 25.02% of net profits
Recently Northrop Grumman Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Northrop Grumman Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Northrop Grumman Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $5.8 per share.
While Northrop Grumman Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Northrop Grumman Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Northrop Grumman Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:9035 basis on 31 March 2011. So if you had owned 9035 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Northrop Grumman Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Northrop Grumman Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Northrop Grumman Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Northrop Grumman Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $261.1066 up to $380.3959. 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 Northrop Grumman Corporation's is 0.7875. This would suggest that Northrop Grumman Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Northrop Grumman Corporation operates as a security company. It provides various systems, products, and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, space, strike, and logistics and modernization, as well as in command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) to customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Aeronautics Systems, Defense Systems, Mission Systems, and Space Systems segments. It designs, develops, integrates, and produces manned aircrafts, autonomous systems, spacecraft systems, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics, and other systems and sub-systems for use in the areas of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, strike operations, communications, earth observations, and space science. The company also designs, develops, integrates, and produces flights, armaments, and space systems to enable national security, civil government, and commercial customers in achieving their critical missions. Its space systems include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and aerospace structures. In addition, it offers C4ISR systems; radar, electro-optical/infrared, and acoustic sensors; electronic warfare systems; cyber solutions; space and intelligence processing systems; air and missile defense integration systems; navigation systems; and shipboard missiles and encapsulated payload launch systems. Further, the company provides life-cycle solutions and services in support of networks and systems, including sustainment, modernization, training and simulation, software, engineering services, cyber, rapidly-deployable global logistics, and information technology. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.
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