Lockheed Martin Corp

  • A Bright Future Awaits For The Triumph Group

    By Awais Iqbal - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, TGI

    Lately, achieving higher growth in less time through mergers and acquisitions is becoming the norm in almost every industry. The reason being “Time is money”. Every company is on the look out and is willing to pay a premium to acquire any enterprise that possesses a technology or expertise that holds the potential to grow and strengthen the company’s balance sheet. Recently, the Triumph Group (NYSE: TGI) has acquired more »

  • It's Time to Buy These Defense Contractors

    By Piyush Arora - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, UTX

    To bolster economic growth, reduce malignant spending and prevent another fiscal cliff debacle, the 2013 U.S defense budget has been cut by $487 billion. And now, another $500 billion worth of cuts is being recommended. While this is bad news for many U.S defense contractors, the recent string of events has opened up new investment opportunities.

    Going beyond the budget!

    According to the auditor general’s report, the more »

  • CIA Will Send One of These Stocks Soaring

    By Marie Palumbo - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CSCO, IBM, LMT, BA

    Massive government spending is often viewed negatively in the public eye. And while you may or may not agree with the spending, there is a silver lining for investors to profit on such spending. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are currently battling for a $600 million government intelligence contract. During times of violate markets and uncertain corporate earnings, buying companies with large government contracts can add stability to more »

  • It's Time To Get Serious About The Cyber Threat

    By Reuben Brewer - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, FTNT, LMT, RDWR, FIRE

    The news that financial giants like Citi had been hit in a multi-year hacking scheme probably didn't surprise anyone. However, it shows that the United States needs to get serious about this threat. That should boost specialists like Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR) and Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), but also military players like Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT).

    Big Names

    The current round of companies hit by hacking includes Citi, Chase, Automated Data more »

  • Three Military Giants Poised to Overcome Sequestration

    By Delian Naydenov - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: GD, LMT, RTN

    Due to the Budget Control Act of 2011, more commonly known as sequestration, military spending is declining. Despite this decline, U.S. defense-related spending is well above $1 trillion with all of the largest programs having material accounting weaknesses according to their auditors. The three largest defense-related areas in the U.S. budget are:

    • Department of Defense, or DoD – $574 billion in fiscal 2013 (including sequestration of $40 billion);

    • Veterans more »

  • Why You Should Open a Roth IRA, and 3 Stocks to Fill it With

    By Bob Ciura - August 3, 2013 | Tickers: T, LMT, MCD

    One of the best means to accomplishing long-term financial success remains the Roth IRA, which is unfortunately too often under-utilized by the public.

    Quite simply, the Roth IRA is a fantastic way to produce completely tax-free returns until retirement. Investors trying to simultaneously sock away more money for retirement and escape Uncle Sam’s greedy hands would do themselves a huge service by opening a Roth IRA.

    And, since Foolish more »

  • Is It Time to Bet on Defense?

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, RTN

    Investing isn’t that hard. If you stick to making logical decisions based on industry trends, then you should do well. For instance, investing in defense companies after 9/11 was a good idea. Once we went into Afghanistan, and then Iraq, it was likely that companies like Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) would outperform.

    This might seem like hindsight, which is understandable more »

  • Fly High With This Aerospace Company

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: ESL, LMT, BA

    The Department of Defense, or DOD, spent $655 billion on defense activities last year, which is expected to drop by $28.2 billion in the current year. A plunge in the defense budget was due to austerity measures. Going forward, the DOD is expecting to spend $621.6 billion in the next year.

    Downsizing the defense budget can cause adverse effects on the revenue of aircraft manufacturers, as the DOD more »

  • Even With The Accelerating Net Losses, This Stock Still Holds Hopes For Investors

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: CSC, KTOS, LMT

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) is a provider of mission critical products, services, and solutions. It operates in the Security Services, Aerospace, and Defense industries. The company’s services and products are available locally in the U.S. and internationally. It operates in two segments: Kratos Government Solutions (KGS) and Public Safety & Security (PSS) segments. Its primary end customers are mostly U.S. government agencies including the Department more »

  • Who Will Win the Dogfight of Carbon-Composite Aircraft?

    By Awais Malik - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: EADSY.PK, LMT, BA

    The carbon-composite industry for air planes is worth $1 trillion. With the introduction of carbon-composites, the aircraft industry is also becoming more competitive than it has been for ages. Here is how the three main players stack up against each other.

    Boeing (NYSE: BA) saw its stock sink by 5% after reports that its 787 Dreamliner caught fire sitting on the Heathrow airport. After earlier battery fire scares, the event more »

  • Hedge Fund Manager Ron Gutfleish’s Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 14, 2013 | Tickers: AGO, BSX, LMT, MBI, RRD

    We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds, including Ron Gutfleish’s Elm Ridge Capital. We have found that these filings can be useful sources of investment strategies (for example, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year) and we also think that it’s possible that investors might use them to more »

  • Billionaire David Harding’s Inexpensive Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, LMT, NOC, RTN, ALL

    Value investors often begin their search for attractive stocks by looking for those which are “cheap” in terms of having low price-to-earnings multiples. We at Insider Monkey maintain a database of quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds as part of our work developing investment strategies and can also screen picks from individual managers in search of potential value opportunities that investors might want to research further. Here are more »

  • Difficult Future for U.S Defense Firms

    By Sarfaraz Khan - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, RTN

    The international demand for goods produced by American arms makers has been on the rise as more and more countries are increasing defense spending to modernize armed forces. This comes at a good time for U.S.-based companies like Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)one of the biggest U.S. military contractors, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), both of which are bracing for a fall in domestic demand due to budget more »

  • Allow This Stock to Take Your Portfolio to New Heights II

    By Mihir Mehta - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, BA, UTX

    The recent crash landing of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 would have been a major setback for frequent flyers with regard to safety. It is not only about this incident, but any other flying accident that sends out shock-waves in the passenger fraternity.

    For Boeing (NYSE: BA) however, this accident testified to the quality of design and tenacity of its airplanes, as experts claimed that the design of the Boeing more »

  • Alcoa's Earnings: So What?

    By Jason Hall - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: AA, F, LMT, TSLA, BA

    Aluminum maker Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced earnings after market close on July 8, beating estimates both on total revenues and earnings, even as it saw both figures decline from the year-ago results. And while much of the decline is a direct result of the commodity price of aluminum, the company expects to see a "7% growth in the demand" of aluminum this year. Simply put, only a handful of analysts more »

  • This Company's Stock Will Rise as High as its Products

    By Ben Popkin - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, BA

    Designing groundbreaking jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defenses, and launch systems, Boeing (NYSE: BA) is America's leader in aerospace technology. If it flies through the air, Boeing can make it. This innovator employs 172,000 U.S. workers and consistently works to expand its global market and improve efficiency.  But being an innovator doesn't come without its risks. 

    787 problems...

    During the first year of service, the Boeing more »

  • Are Terminator Robots the Future of Warfare?

    By Robert Palmer - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: IRBT, LMT, NOC, BA

    How can patriotic investors save military lives and employ thousands of skilled American workers for the betterment of the U.S. economy? This article will focus on 3 dynamic U.S. defense companies.

    Military spending
    The U.S. spends more on defense than any other sector, with the exception of Social Security. According to the Department of Defense (DOD), President Barack Obama requested a base budget of $671 billion for more »

  • Is It Time to get Into Defense Stocks?

    By Lior Cohen - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, BA

    The slowdown in activity of defense companies such as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) didn’t seem to curb the growing demand for these companies’ stocks. During the year (up to date) shares of Lockheed Martin rose by more than 17% and Boeing’s stock by nearly 36%. Will these companies’ stocks continue to rally? Are these companies overvalued?

    Decline in revenues

    Following the implementation of sequester more »

  • Can Your Pacemaker Be Hacked?

    By Reuben Brewer - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: GE, LMT, FIRE

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned about hackers getting into medical devices. While hacking a pacemaker may be the stuff of fiction today, it could become reality before too long. The cyber war just got a lot more personal.

    Information

    The big concern about hacking is somewhat nebulous, since most people don't deal directly with the problem. The FDA's concern about medical devices, however, quickly makes more »

  • Second Quarter Update – My Perfect Dividend Portfolio

    By Karin Hernandez - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: CBRL, LMT, MDP, SXL

    So it’s time for the second quarter update for my Perfect Dividend Portfolio, which I began to put together back in December and completed in April. I must take a moment to brag a bit; my portfolio is doing exactly what I wanted, and I am totally happy.

    In this article, I'll talk about how my three favorite companies are doing: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Meredith Publishing more »

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