L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.

  • Google Glass Isn’t the Only Wearable Smart Tech Around

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, LLL, LMT, RTN

    Are you excited about Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Glass concept eventually making its way to the market? Is this wearable device something you are hoping to get your hands on as son as you are able to do so? Like many, you may be dreaming of the day when you can put this technology to good use.


    With all this in mind, you may be surprised to find that more »

  • This Stock Has a Lot to Talk About

    By Marshall Hargrave - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: HRS, LLL, MSI

    Harris (NYSE: HRS) has been making the transition from a diversified electronics company to one that is focused on communications. The company is now an international communications and IT entity serving both government and commercial markets.
    Recent news shows that Harris has updated its fiscal third quarter earnings guidance, and now expected to post EPS of $1.12 for the period, versus consensus of $1.27. This has pushed the more »
  • Which companies provide robotics systems to the military?

    By Frank Tobe - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: AIR, AVAV, ATNY, D, ESLT, EXPO, FLIR, HON, IRBT, LLL, LMT, NOC, RTN, COL, TDY, TXT, BA

    By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report

    <img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3ibETD5x2og/UUd2ls5YQTI/AAAAAAAACyA/NFieA2T-T0E/s1600/UK+fantasy+MilitaryRobot.jpg" />

    Elbit Systems' unique VIPeR Robot

    My friends at Robohub.org are running a week-long series of focused stories about robotics for defense, security and surveillance purposes. In an attempt to add to the conversation, here is a list of some of the companies that produce these types of robotic devices. This list is comprised of publicly-traded stocks in various stock exchanges more »

  • Make Money, Not War

    By Ash Anderson - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: LLL, NOC, RTN, BA, UTX

    War is always in the news, and behind those seemingly perpetual conflicts are companies that profit from them. Let’s take a look at five companies that make a lion’s share of their revenues from arms dealing.

    United Technologies (NYSE: UTX)

    UT, like a majority of companies in the article, does a lot more than weapons. This company in particular also makes elevators and refrigerators. On the battlefield, UT more »

  • The Best Dividend Paying Aerospace & Defense Stocks

    By Nauman Aly - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: LLL, RTN, RGR

    For this article, I've researched dividend-paying companies in the Aerospace/Defense Industry. Also, to make sure I find the best gems, all three stocks mentioned in this article comply with the following criteria:

    • Market Cap of more than $500 million and an average volume of at least 300K
    • Beta of less than 1 = Low Volatility
    • DCF valuation discount of at least 20% = Earnings translating into cash flow
    • Cash per more »
  • Aerospace and Defense Stock Embraces Commercial Markets

    By Gerelyn Terzo - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: BAH, EGL, LLL

    In what can only be described as a coup by Booz Allen (NYSE: BAH), the company was awarded a series of contracts by U.S. federal agencies. The company won a trio of five-year contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation, with whom Booz Allen historically does a lot of business. More specifically, the mandates are with the DOT's Federal Highway Administration, and they are worth up to more »

  • How Will the Sequester Hit Defense Stocks?

    By Nate Wooley - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: BAH, LLL, LMT, NOC | Editor's Choice

    So we're a little more than a month away from yet another round of Capitol Hill-induced economic chaos. I'm speaking of course, about the reappearing sequestration. The sequester is a set of automatically occurring cuts to federal spending that will hit both defense and social budget items. The idea was to make the cuts so horrible that the politicians on Capitol Hill would work hard to avoid them more »

  • Chuck Hagel and the Worry About Defense Stocks

    By Nate Wooley - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: GD, HON, LLL, LMT, NOC | Editor's Choice

    Over at The Washington Post there's a story today about the nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel to fill the post of Secretary of Defense. Hagel would replace outgoing SecDef Leon Panetta, and there are concerns about the cutbacks that Hagel will be required to make to the budget at the Pentagon.

    Let no one lie to you -- budget cutbacks in the defense sector are coming. There's simply no more »

  • Three "Fiscal Cliff" Stocks To Watch

    By Gaurav Seetharam - December 13, 2012 | Tickers: LLL, LMT, OSK

    All the confusion and uncertainty that surrounds the United States's so-called "fiscal cliff" dilemma makes it difficult for investors to get a clear picture of what's happening. So let's take a step back to see what the actual problem is, what the complicating political factors are and which stocks are heavily exposed to the downsides of a sequestration nightmare.

    The Problem
    We all remember the 2011 summer more »

  • Can This Small-Cap Government Contractor Weather the Storm?

    By Mike Steele - November 21, 2012 | Tickers: CUB, LLL, LMT, RTN, SAI | Editor's Choice

    Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) had a summer full of foul weather.  The dark clouds formed in June with the death of their founder and CEO, Walter J. Zable at the age of 97.  The heavy rain swept in as accounting problems surfaced in August.  Still, the sun is peeking out this fall and the company's share price is up slightly since the start of 2012, as the federal and more »

  • The One Stock I’m Buying to Defend My Portfolio Before the Election

    By Matthew DiLallo - October 16, 2012 | Tickers: GD, LLL, LMT, NOC, RTN

    It’s hard to know who to believe these days.  Numbers are thrown around in such a frenzied pace and at such incomprehensible sizes that I don’t think any of those running for office actually know what they are talking about.  One number that we do know with certainty is $500 billion, that’s the number for the defense budget sequestration cuts that will hit starting this January and more »

  • Defense and Aerospace: High-Flying Companies

    By Chris Hodge - October 15, 2012 | Tickers: FLIR, GD, LLL, MOG-A, BA

    If you can pardon the horrific pun I included in this article's title, you're certain to find a good idea in here. I sometimes wish I were already wealthy enough to buy large chunks of everything I research. I really like researching investments, particularly when they have the chance to really take off...

    ... okay, no more of those puns. Cool your jets. Okay, I was lying. Anything that more »

  • Investing In Companies That Keep Us Safe

    By Brian Shaw - October 3, 2012 | Tickers: AVAV, ASEI, IRBT, LLL, OSK | Editor's Choice

    Editor's Note: This article originally referred to L-3 Communications as Level 3 Communications, the article has been corrected.

    The Federal budget is a hot topic this election season; as you are likely aware, automatic budget cuts scheduled for Jan. 1 will result in significant reductions in government spending, including a $55 billion reduction to the defense department's baseline budget (down to around $500 billion) for 2013 and will more »

  • Should You Buy this Security Stock?

    By Demitri Kalogeropoulos - August 23, 2012 | Tickers: ASEI, ALOG, LLL, OSIS, SAI | Editor's Choice

    Sometimes you find the best stocks hiding in plain sight. Security tech producer OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS) isn’t a household name but with a $1.5 billion market cap, it’s not tiny either. And with shares up over 100 percent in the last year, it is clear that OSIS has made it on to at least a few investors' radars. Reflecting that market love, the company’s P more »

  • 4 High Quality Dividend Stocks for Income Investors, Part III

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: MMM, EMR, GE, LLL, LMT

    In our earlier articles focusing on high-quality stocks, we highlighted the fact that high-quality stocks outperform low-quality stocks and the broad benchmarks during market declines, periods of increased volatility, widening credit spreads, and steepening yield curves. Given the elevated level of market volatility and record-low interest rates, dividend-paying high-quality stocks should represent a natural magnet for investments. Over the past year, these stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 by more »

  • Will FLIR Fly?

    By Keith Speights - June 7, 2012 | Tickers: FLIR, GRMN, LLL, ROP

    FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) stock skyrocketed over the past ten years. Shares of the infrared technology company soared from less than $5 in 2002 to a high of over $40 in 2008. The stock has come down significantly from those lofty heights, though, and now trades for less than $22 per share. Is FLIR’s successful run a thing of the past or can the stock fly high again?

    My more »

  • FLIR Systems Could Reach $35 By 2013

    By Helen Hagan - March 23, 2012 | Tickers: DHR, FLIR, LLL, LMT, RTN

    In 2011 FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) restructured and now operates in two divisions, commercial systems and government systems.  The government division was down 5% to 46% of corporate sales in 2011 versus 2010.  Unfortunately for FLIR, the government sales are falling faster than the commercial systems segment can increase sales.  At this point FLIR needs to focus more on commercial systems because government spending isn’t going to increase anytime more »