Don’t Let Recent momentum Confuse Your Outlook on Northrop Grumman Corporation [NOC]

Northrop Grumman Corporation [NOC] stock is up 1.25 while the S&P 500 has risen 0.88% on Friday, 12/04/20. While at the time of this article, NOC ATR is sitting at 7.70, with the beta value at 0.78. This stock’s volatility for the past week remained at 2.08%, while it was 2.44% for the past 30-day period. NOC has risen $3.8 from the previous closing price of $303.43 on volume of 0.78 million shares.

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On 18, November 2020, Northrop Grumman Board Declares Quarterly Dividend. According to news published on Yahoo Finance, The board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) declared a quarterly dividend of $1.45 per share on Northrop Grumman common stock, payable Dec. 16, 2020, to shareholders of record as of the close of business Nov. 30, 2020.

Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE:NOC] stock was on September 08, 2020, when it was Initiated with an Overweight rating from Morgan Stanley, which also raised its 12-month price target on the stock to $470. Before that, on October 06, 2020, RBC Capital Mkts Recapitulated an Outperform rating and elevated its amount target to $391. On May 21, 2020, RBC Capital Mkts Initiated a Sector perform rating and boosted its price target on this stock to $366. On May 19, 2020, Seaport Global Securities Initiated a Buy rating and increased its price target to $398. On May 15, 2020, Cowen Upgrade an Outperform rating and increased its price target to $370. On March 30, 2020, Bernstein Upgrade an Outperform rating and boosted its amount target on this stock to $386. On February 03, 2020, Goldman Downgrade a Sell rating and decreased its target amount on this stock from $409 to $337. On August 06, 2019, Morgan Stanley Upgrade an Overweight rating and improved its amount target to $418.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $263.31 and a peak of $385.01. Right now, according to Wall Street analyst the average 12-month amount target is $381.80. At the most recent market close, shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE:NOC] were valued at $307.23. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of -1.79%.


Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE:NOC] most recently reported quarterly sales of 9.08 billion, which represented growth of 7.20%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $376,011 per employee, while its income is $24,978 per employee. This company’s Gross Margin is currently 21.20%, its Operating Margin is 11.50%, its Pretax Margin is +7.53, and its Net Margin is +6.64. Continuing to look at profitability, this corporation’s Return on Assets, Equity, Whole Principal & invested Principal is sitting at 5.71, 26.44, 16.91 and 10.00 respectively.

The Principal structure of this organization shows its whole liability to whole principal at 63.77 and the whole liability to whole assets at 37.79. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 57.83 and enduring liability to assets at 0.34 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 304.34 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 301.44. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 308.91 and at 310.59 for 2nd resistance point.

Northrop Grumman Corporation [NOC] reported its earnings at $5.89 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 9/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at $5.62/share signifying the difference of 0.27 and 4.80% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 6/29/2020, the stated earnings were $6.01 calling estimates for $5.32/share with the difference of 0.69 depicting the surprise of 13.00%.

Important Ratio’s To Watch

Meanwhile, turning our focus to liquidity, the Current Ratio for Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE:NOC] is 1.40. Likewise, the Quick ratio is also the same, showing Cash ratio at 0.24. Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 1.73, it’s amount to book ratio is 6.55 and showing 21.01 of P/E (TTM) ratio.

Insider Stories

The most recent insider trade was by Perry David T, CVP Chief Global Bus Off, and it was the sale of 5091.0 shares on Aug 07. Caylor Mark A, the CVP & Pres, Mission Systems, completed a sale of 3340.0 shares on Mar 10. On Feb 25, Caylor Mark A, CVP & Pres, Mission Systems, completed a sale of 4805.0 shares.