Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) is a leading aerospace and defence business based in the US. It opened the day at $339.95 after a previous close of $341.5. During the day the price has varied from a low of $339.15 to a high of $342.81. The latest price was $340.98 (25 minute delay). Lockheed Martin Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 114,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Can I buy shares in Lockheed Martin Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Lockheed Martin Corporation shares?
- Lockheed Martin Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Lockheed Martin Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Can I short Lockheed Martin Corporation shares?
- Is Lockheed Martin Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Lockheed Martin Corporation shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Lockheed Martin Corporation shares?
- Does Lockheed Martin Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Lockheed Martin Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Lockheed Martin Corporation's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Lockheed Martin Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $340.98, which is 20.29% down on its pre-crash value of $427.8 and 28.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $266.11.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $653.25 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 $804.71.
Lockheed Martin Corporation share price (NYSE:LMT)Use our graph to track the performance of LMT stocks over time.
Lockheed Martin Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||$312.9825 - $392.8782|
|50-day moving average||$357.8403|
|200-day moving average||$371.3434|
|Wall St. target price||$429.47|
|Dividend yield||$10.2 (2.99%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$25.514|
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Is it a good time to buy Lockheed Martin Corporation stock?
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Lockheed Martin Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-13)||-1.54%|
|1 month (2021-08-20)||-4.53%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||-10.08%|
|6 months (2021-03-19)||-3.97%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||-13.71%|
|2 years (2019-09-20)||-12.18%|
|3 years (2018-09-20)||2.36%|
|5 years (2016-09-20)||41.79%|
Is Lockheed Martin Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
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 13x. In other words, Lockheed Martin Corporation shares trade at around 13x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.8959. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.
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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $10.2 billion (£7.5 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lockheed Martin Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$66.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||$8.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.11%|
|Return on equity TTM||139.53%|
|Market capitalisation||$94.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Lockheed Martin Corporation shares
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "LMT.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 2.3 million Lockheed Martin Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 11.3% down from 2.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lockheed Martin Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Short interest ratio (SIR)
Lockheed Martin Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Lockheed Martin Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.19. In other words for every 100,000 Lockheed Martin Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2190 shares are currently held short.
However Lockheed Martin Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lockheed Martin Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lockheed Martin Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lockheed Martin Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0099% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lockheed Martin 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 Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Lockheed Martin Corporation stock.
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.
Total ESG risk score
Lockheed Martin Corporation's 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 01/01/2019) 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: 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: 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: 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: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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 yield: 2.99% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 3.05% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 40.45% of net profits
Lockheed Martin Corporation has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.99% of its share value annually.
Lockheed Martin Corporation has paid out, on average, around 40.45% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 3.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lockheed Martin Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $10.2 per share.
While Lockheed Martin Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Lockheed Martin Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 24 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 August 2021 (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 4 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.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $312.9825 up to $392.8782. 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 0.9716. This would suggest that Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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