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  • 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);

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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.

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

  • The Effects of Budget Cuts on Defense Companies

    By Vanina Egea - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: GD, LMT, RTN

    The House Appropriations Committee approved a couple of days ago the fiscal 2014 bill, which provides $512.5 billion in non-war funding and highlights a $5.1 billion decrease compared to fiscal year 2013. Lobby efforts by some defense contractors were not enough, and this new budget could hurt sales and growth in the sector. For the time being, companies are not fully experiencing the impact this could have, but 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 »

  • 3 Contractors In The Aerospace & Defense Industry With Attractive Prospects

    By Damian Illia - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: GD, RTN

    A system is created when independent parts come together, to form a whole; and the U.S. defense system is no exception. Several defense contractors unite and create better prospects for each other, mainly on the back of the Department of Defense (DoD).

    Let’s say the US government cuts the defense budget via-Sequester, and focuses its few remaining efforts on the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier. Aircraft carriers more »

  • Are These 3 Aerospace & Defense Stocks a Buy?

    By John Timmes - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, RTN, TXT

    The budget problems surrounding the United States have had an impact on aerospace and defense stocks. The US defense budget has been a prime target for cuts, and defense stocks clearly will feel the pain of the cuts. Global defense spending also dropped by 0.5% in 2012, according to The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the first decrease since 1998. However, with most of the anticipated cuts priced in more »

  • Defense and Security Will Be Mainstays Despite Cuts

    By Nihar Patel - June 8, 2013 | Tickers: KTOS, RTN, BA

    Defense spending, as a whole, is not going anywhere. Some cuts are probably for the best, because there is no way that any government agency is allocating its money with complete efficiency. When I took a national security policy course many, many years ago, I learned that most armies have the blowing stuff up strategy down pat. The United States has a lot of hardware for traditional warfare, but the more »

  • Is Lockheed Martin a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Bob Ciura - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, RTN

    It’s no secret that national defense is big business in the United States. America spends a huge amount of money on defending itself, and as a result, there are several highly profitable publicly-traded defense stocks to choose from.

    It seems that the defense industry is at something of an inflection point. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are in the draw down phase, and the ongoing sequester is supposed more »

  • Boeing Continues to Soar Higher

    By Dave Zaegel - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: GD, LMT, NOC, RTN, BA

    For a time, it seemed as if Boeing (NYSE: BA) was in big trouble. Its new commercial airline product, the 787 jetliner, was grounded, and the U.S. Government sequestration threatened to cut into its defense segment's profits. But, those fears are yet to materialize into something terrible.

    The result? A much higher stock price. Boeing shares hovered around $75 earlier this year on these fears. Now, the stock more »

  • The Best War Fueled Dividends

    By Joshua Bondy - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: GD, LMT, RTN, BA

    Even with defense spending cuts, the outlook for U.S. military contractors is not entirely negative. America has recently woken up to the fact that China is growing as a military power. With a 2012 GDP of $12.38 trillion, China is growing an economy to support a new American rival. Anti-China U.S. military spending will support defense contractors and help to ensure their dividends. 

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  • 3 Companies With 3 Great Characteristics for Your Portfolio

    By Anh HOANG - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: PETS, RTN, STRA

    I am on the hunt for businesses that have consistently generated high returns on capital over a long period of time, produced good cash flow, paid decent dividends, and are valued cheaply. Thus, I ran a screen for finding such businesses that have consistently generated return on equity of at least 15% in each of the past five years, had a free cash flow yield of at least 5%, and more »

  • Will Defense Cuts Affect Raytheon et al?

    By Shas Dey - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: GD, NOC, RTN

    Despite military cutbacks, the country’s top defense contractors reported earnings better than analyst estimates. This indicates that these companies have been able to shrug off the effect of the military cuts until now. But there are concerns that the worst is yet to come and companies are resorting to various initiatives like cutting costs, restructuring and seeking alternative markets.

    Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is one of the top defense contractors more »

  • China Is Building Its War Machine: Part 1

    By Reuben Brewer - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, RTN

    Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified several fighter aircraft as belonging to Northrop Grumman. Those errors have been corrected below.

    After the experience of building a new aircraft carrier, China has signaled that it is going to ramp up production with bigger and better versions. This comes as tensions with neighbors increases. The U.S. military/Industrial complex could be long-term winners.

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    According to Bloomberg more »

  • Asian Demand Could Boost Defense Company Sales

    By Reuben Brewer - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: GD, LMT, NOC, RTN

    Asia looks set to become a key growth market for the U.S. military/industrial complex with North Korea and China becoming increasingly more assertive in their relations with neighboring countries.

    Regional conflict

    China is a burgeoning world power. It spends heavily on its military. Although it lacks the capabilities of the U.S. military, it is quickly closing the gap. North Korea, a nuclear power, is also saber rattling more »

  • Asian Demand Could Boost Defense Company Sales

    By Reuben Brewer - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: GD, LMT, NOC, RTN

    Asia looks set to become a key growth market for the U.S. military/industrial complex with North Korea and China becoming increasingly more assertive in their relations with neighboring countries.

    Regional conflict

    China is a burgeoning world power. It spends heavily on its military. Although it lacks the capabilities of the U.S. military, it is quickly closing the gap. North Korea, a nuclear power, is also saber rattling more »

  • Asian Demand Could Boost Defense Company Sales

    By Reuben Brewer - April 14, 2013 | Tickers: GD, LMT, NOC, RTN

    Asia looks set to become a key growth market for the U.S. military/industrial complex with North Korea and China becoming increasingly more assertive in their relations with neighboring countries.

    Regional Conflict

    China is a burgeoning world power. It spends heavily on its military. Although it lacks the capabilities of the U.S. military, it is quickly closing the gap. North Korea, a nuclear power, is also saber rattling more »

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