Northrop Grumman Corp

  • The Five Most Expensive CEO Perks in America

    By Paul Hodgson - August 21, 2013 | Tickers: FOLD, ETN, GBL, LVS, MCD, MSI, NOC, TWI, WYNN

    It’s not simple tracking down the five most expensive perquisites. They’re in the Summary Compensation Table (SCT) in a company’s proxy statement but are buried in a category called “All Other Compensation” (AOC). AOC is, as its name suggests, a catch-all for anything that won’t fit into any of the other pay categories defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For that reason there are more »

  • 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 »

  • Aerospace and Defense Companies Battling it Out

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: NOC, TXT, BA

    The global Aerospace and Defense, or A&D, Industry is expected to grow at a rate of around 2.5% over the period of 2012-2015 to reach $544.7 billion. The companies in this sector are striving hard to cash in on the underlying growth opportunities, and in order to gain most are entering into joint ventures and signing more contracts. A&D companies have growth potential, and they are more »

  • Dividend Picks From Guinness Atkinson Inflation Managed Dividend Fund

    By Reuben Brewer - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BAESY.PK, NOC, VFC

    Guinness Atkinson Inflation Managed Dividend Fund (GAINX) focuses on a company's underling business before it looks at dividends. It recently sold VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) and bought BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH: BAESY.PK) and Northrup Grumman (NYSE: NOC).

    A Different Dividend Approach

    Investors often use yield as a yardstick to determine if a company is worth looking at. The managers at Inflation Managed Dividend Fund, however, don't bother with yield 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 »

  • Despite Fears, Unmanned Aircraft Are the Future

    By Reuben Brewer - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AVAV, NOC, BA

    Northrop Grumman's (NYSE: NOC) X-47B unmanned aircraft recently landed itself on an aircraft carrier, proving that totally autonomous air combat is on the way. While some may fear that this is the first step toward the robots taking over the Earth, investors should be eager to get aboard this industry-changing technology.

    The Clear Leader

    That Grumman was the lead government contractor on this project obviously puts it in the more »

  • These Companies Will Defend Your Portfolio

    By Shweta Dubey - July 14, 2013 | Tickers: NOC, RTN, TXT

    The U.S. has the world’s largest aerospace and defense market. The U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force enter into long-term agreements with aerospace and defense companies to meet their required needs for defense equipment and systems. Unlike other countries, the U.S. is more dependent on private sector companies to meet defense system needs. Many companies have generated new products and technology to survive in the competitive more »

  • The Robots Are Coming

    By Joshua Bondy - July 13, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, IRBT, NOC

    Slowly but surely robots are moving out of the lab and making important changes in society. Monumental changes are easy to spot in retrospect, but at the moment they can be difficult to identify. As we speak, robots are revolutionizing everything from military systems, to manufacturing, to household cleaning. 

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    Military Systems

    Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) recently released a video of its X-47B drone 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 »

  • The Market Wants to Break up With Textron

    By Matthew Luke - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: GD, NOC, TXT, BA, UTX

    The market has made its feelings clear. It wants to break up. Over the past couple of years, we have witnessed many high-profile corporate breakups that have been great success stories. There was the Fortune Brands breakup into Beam and Fortune Brands Home & Security in 2011, the Kraft Foods breakup into Mondelēz International and Kraft Foods Group in 2012, and the Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie breakup on January 1 of more »

  • Three Good Companies With Unloved Stocks

    By Reuben Brewer - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: MSFT, NOC, PFE

    The co-managers of Guinness Atkinson Inflation Managed Dividend Fund (GAINX) describe Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as “good companies that are currently unloved.” That could mean a buying opportunity for long-term dividend investors.

    Not Your Typical Dividend Approach

    Although the fund is too young to determine if it has lived up to its objective, it takes an interesting approach to finding dividend stocks. For 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 »

  • Billionaire Ray Dalio’s Inexpensive Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: HUM, INTC, LMT, NOC, UNH

    In May, Bridgewater Associates -- one of the largest hedge funds in the world, managed by billionaire Ray Dalio -- filed its 13F for the first quarter of 2013. Even though the information in 13Fs is a bit old, we believe that there are still ways for investors to make use of it. For one, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess more »

  • Insiders Are Buying These 3 Stocks

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: AGNC, NOC, ALL

    According to section 16 of the SEC, a company's management and any other person who holds more than 10% stake in a company's equity are considered an insider. Transactions by these insiders are not always illegal, but activity is considered illegal if it occurs prior to any important news not yet published.

    To make the transaction legal, insiders must file Form 4 with the SEC regarding any change more »

  • Don’t Get So Defensive...or Maybe You Should

    By Chad Henage - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, RTN, BA

    Many investors read over the earnings reports of companies that they own, but what some fail to do is search for trends that may carry over on a quarter to quarter basis. Sometimes the company’s small improvements can become significant drivers of future earnings growth almost without investors noticing. It seems that this is the case with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), as there are a few things the company more »

  • Is Boeing More Attractive Than Its Peers?

    By Dan Moskowitz - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, BA

    Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been a steady winner for decades. And despite recent safety issues related to lithium batteries on its 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's stock has still risen 36.70% over the past year, eclipsing peers such as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC). Why is that the case? And is there a much bigger threat to Boeing’s long-term potential?

    Boeing vs. Airbus

    Boeing’s more »

  • The Golden Era of Defensive Stocks

    By Shmulik Karpf - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: ESLT, LMT, NOC

    For the past few years, some analysts warned against investing in defense contractors. Their thinking is that the U.S. government will "get religion" and reduce spending… even on the defense industry, which is in enough foreign wars that it should be called the "offense industry." So it’s time to sell defense stocks and jump into sectors offering better growth prospects, right?

    Wrong.  Unless you like taking risks, having more »

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