Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) – A Trader’s Perspective

KLEINER MADELEINE, Director, subtracted 971 shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) from its portfolio at the rate of $315.16 per share valuing $306,020 on May 22. The insider left behind 0 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) was $307.63. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $310.44, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $313.25. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $302.63 and a 2nd Support Level at $297.63. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) stock has lost -$7.19, or -2.28%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $12.15, or 4.11%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $28.47, or 10.20%. This year-to-date, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) shares have gained $62.73, or 25.61%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) stock, 20% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Hold .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 169,800 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $51,763,532K. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) generates $30,095 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $3,229 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -6.16%, a 3-Year Total Return of 43.54%, and a 5-year Total Return of 149.19%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 97.48%, with its most recent dividend valued at $1.320 per share on 05/31/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.76%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 5.28.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) reported earnings of $5.06 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $4.59 per share, representing a 0.47 difference and 10.33% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $4.93 represented a 0.61 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $4.32 per share, which was a 14.15% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $4.63 per share. This estimate came from a total of 7 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $4.74 and the low estimate was $4.42. In the year-ago quarter, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) generated per-share earnings of $3.93. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +17.81% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 17 purchases (107,180 shares in total) and 12 sale (155,074 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 47 insider buys amounting to 365,149 shares and 88 insider sales amounting to 478,512 shares. In the past full year, 56 insider purchases were made (involving 398,041 shares) and 122 insider sell-offs equivalent to 638,175 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has a Current Ratio of 1.17, a Quick Ratio of 1.09 and a Cash Ratio of 0.19. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 175.89, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 63.75, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 38.24. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 169.57 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 61.46.