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    Comparing Lockheed Martin with other major defense contractors

    With total sales of $45,358 million in 2013, Lockheed Martin is the largest defense contractor in the world. The other major defense contractors in the world include The Boeing Company and Raytheon Company.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What does General Dynamics’ order backlog reflect?

    General Dynamics’ total backlog grew from $45.9 billion at the end of 2013 and to $72.4 billion at the end of 2014. This was a whooping 58% increase.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Northrop Faces Fierce Challenge from Lockheed over T-X Contract

    Both Boeing’s (BA) and Northrop Grumman’s (NOC) teams have submitted clean sheet bids to the US Air Force.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Boeing’s Dividend Yield Stacks Up with Peers

    Boeing (BA) has a forward dividend yield of 2%, which is slightly higher than the average 1.6% forward dividend yield of the aerospace and defense sector peer group.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services Segment

    The Intelligence, Information and Services segment was almost in line with last year. So were the operating income and margins, all of which saw marginal declines.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Raytheon Company: An Introduction

    Raytheon is a global technology leader and US defense contractor. It primarily develops and manufactures weapons and military and commercial electronics.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts Expect Raytheon to Beat Its 3Q16 Earnings Guidance

    Raytheon will release its 3Q16 earnings on October 27. The consensus forecast is for Raytheon to post an adjusted EPS of $1.66—12.9% growth YoY.

    By Shannon Black
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Trade Deficit Fell due to Surge in September Exports

    According to the US Census Bureau, the goods and services deficit was $40.8 billion in September, down $7.2 billion from a revised $48.0 billion in August.

    By Lara Sheldon
  • Industrials

    Aeronautics: Lockheed Martin’s highest revenue segment

    Lockheed Martin started deliveries on its major F-35 program just three years ago. Lockheed Martin works with almost 1400 suppliers, including companies like Northrop Grumman.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Lockheed Martin is returning value to shareholders

    What’s more important to retail investors is Lockheed Martin’s commitment to return at least 50% of its free cash flow to its shareholders. It does this through dividend payouts and share buybacks.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Financials

    Jeffrey Gundlach Thinks that Donald Trump Would Win

    At the recent Sohn Investment Conference, Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine Capital expressed his belief that Donald Trump would win the presidency.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing: Thailand Plans Multimillion-Dollar Defense Order

    Boeing could receive a multimillion-dollar defense order soon. Thailand’s army announced its plans to purchase eight Boeing attack helicopters, according to a report.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    How Much Boeing’s 737 MAX Fiasco Has Cost Investors

    The 737 MAX accounted for nearly 70% of Boeing’s overall commercial aircraft deliveries, and 30% of its total operating profit.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Won Another Major Defense Contract in August

    Amid the ongoing crisis with Boeing’s (BA) 737 MAX aircraft, the company won another major defense contract in August from the USAF.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Gets $999 Million Contract to Upgrade A-10 Wings

    Yesterday, the US Air Force awarded a $999 million contract to Boeing (BA) to upgrade the wings of its A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Daniel Loeb’s Third Point Cuts Stake in United Technologies

    Daniel Loeb’s Third Point has reduced its stake in United Technologies. As per a regulatory filing, the fund sold 480,000 UTX shares in the second quarter.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Falls behind Airbus in Aircraft Deliveries

    The ongoing trouble with 737 MAX series planes has been hurting Boeing’s (BA) overall commercial aircraft deliveries.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Why Boeing Missed Q2 Earnings Estimates

    Boeing (BA) reported dismal second-quarter results with the top and bottom lines both missing Wall Street analysts’ estimates.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    How Much Did 737 MAX Fiasco Hurt Boeing’s Q2 Earnings?

    Boeing (BA) plans to report its second-quarter 2019 results on July 24.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Analysts Stay Bullish on Boeing amid 737 Max Crisis

    Boeing (BA) is currently going through one of the worst periods in its history following two deadly crashes that involved its fast-selling 737 Max series planes.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Dow Futures and Boeing Fall after Ethiopia Plane Crash

    On March 11, the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are trading over 170 points lower in the pre-market session.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Dynamics Hikes Dividend by 9.7%

    General Dynamics raised its quarterly dividend by 9.7% on March 6.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Is an Attractive Choice for Dividend Investors

    Boeing (BA) has always tried to enhance shareholders’ wealth through dividend payments and share buybacks.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Expect of Boeing’s Q4 2018 Earnings?

    The Boeing Company (BA) is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings results on January 30.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Boeing Stock Has Fared in 2018

    Boeing (BA) stock started 2018 on a positive note and carried this momentum forward up to November 7, with a return of ~26%.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Strong Balance Sheet Helps Boeing Enhance Shareholder Wealth

    Boeing’s (BA) financial strength and cash flow–generating capabilities enable it to continue its shareholder return policy.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Soared on Cowen Analyst’s Positive Comments

    Boeing rose 2.7% yesterday after Cowen aerospace analyst Cai von Rumohr named the company his number one stock pick for 2019.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Declared Quarterly Dividend of $1.71 Per Share

    On June 25, Boeing (BA) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $1.71 per share on its outstanding common stock.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Unveils New Hypersonic Jet Concept

    On June 26, Boeing (BA) announced it has joined the race to make the next-generation version of the Concorde, a hypersonic jet.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should Investors Worry about Boeing’s Leverage Levels?

    Boeing (BA) operates in a highly capital-intensive industry.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Declared Quarterly Cash Dividend of $1.71

    Boeing (BA), the world’s largest aerospace company, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.71 per share on its outstanding common stock.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    KLX Acquisition: Boeing’s Shot in the Arm for Global Services

    On May 1, Boeing (BA) announced an agreement to acquire aerospace parts distributor KLX (KLXI) for $3.2 billion in cash.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Could Boeing Exceed Analysts’ Revenue Estimates in 1Q18?

    Analysts now expect Boeing’s revenue to be $22.1 billion, after revising their estimate upward by $300.0 million.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    How Boeing Stock has Trended Ahead of its 1Q18 Earnings Release

    Boeing (BA), the world’s largest aerospace company, is set to declare its 1Q18 results on April 25, 2018, before markets open.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Boeing Stock Flew High after Mass Sell-Off

    In the last one year, Boeing stock has returned a whopping 105.4%, and the company seems to be extremely positive about its 2018 outlook.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Sets Sights on Woodward Acquisition

    On February 8, 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing (BA) intends to acquire aerospace parts maker Woodward (WWD).

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    How Wall Street Analysts View Boeing after Its 4Q17 Earnings

    Boeing (BA) has a consensus rating of ~2.1 with an overall “buy” recommendation.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Boeing Surpassed Analysts’ 4Q17 Estimates, Stock Rose 5%

    On January 31, Boeing (BA) announced its 4Q17 earnings. The world’s largest commercial aircraft manufacturer surpassed analysts’ adjusted earnings estimates by ~5.9%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Will Boeing Deliver on Operating Margin Estimates in 4Q17?

    Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect Boeing (BA) to report an operating profit of $2.7 billion in 4Q17.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing Announces Additional Job Cuts in Commercial Aviation Division

    Boeing (BA) plans to implement a voluntary layoff program in early 2017, according to a memo released by its Commercial Aviation unit on December 19, 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Defense Sector Stocks Achieve Liftoff from Trump’s Victory

    Because Republicans retained control of both legislative houses, investors expected that defense budgets would be easier to pass.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Elections up the Ante in Choosing Best Defense Stock Investment

    With the US presidential elections upon us in a few weeks, investors may be looking for a cover that protects their portfolio from political risks.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Northrop Grumman Stock Jumps as Earnings Crush Estimates

    Leading defense contractor (PPA) Northrop Grumman (NOC) declared its 3Q16 earnings on October 26, 2016. The company’s earnings per share rose 22%.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Northrop Grumman Faces Dogfight over Air Force Trainer Contract

    The US Air Force has put up an order for 350 trainer aircraft on competing bids. The request for proposal is likely to be finalized by December 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    Fund Managers

    Understanding the Portfolio Changes in the Franklin Growth Fund so Far in 2016

    FKGRX’s assets were invested across 178 equity holdings as of March 2016. It was managing assets worth $11.8 billion as of the end of June.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Other Defense Majors Made for Better 2016 Picks Than Raytheon

    Raytheon (LMT) has managed to beat consensus EPS (earnings per share) as well as revenue estimates seven times in the last eight quarters.

    By Shannon Black
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    Miscellaneous

    What Is Boeing’s Program Accounting Issue About?

    Boeing (BA) uses program accounting, a technique that allows the company to spread out its huge manufacturing costs over time by cutting the cost per plane in the early stages of a project, and smoothening profit margins over time.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Elbit Systems Compare to Its Industry Peers?

    Let’s compare Elbit Systems to peers. The PE ratios of Elbit, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, and Harris are 21.5x, 17.4x, 17.0x, and 24.6x, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Elbit Systems’ Strong Quarterly Results in 3Q15?

    Elbit has a market cap of $3.7 billion. After it released its 3Q15 earnings report, it rose by 2.0% to close at $85.07 per share as of November 12.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Boeing’s Stellar 3Q15 Performance: Revenue Up 9%, EPS Grew 33%

    For 3Q15, Boeing’s revenues grew 9% YoY, while net earnings soared about 25% YoY. Operating margins improved to 10%, which helped Boeing grow its EPS by about 33% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are FedEx’s Major Costs?

    Salaries and employee benefits form the highest cost for FedEx. They account for ~36% as a percentage of revenue. Salary costs rose 6% for fiscal 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FedEx Express: Segment Undergoes Changes to Improve Profit

    FedEx Express (FDX) provides customers with reliable and timely delivery by connecting markets that comprise more than 90% of the world’s GDP.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A SWOT Analysis of Boeing

    Strengths and weakness are internal factors within a company’s control. Opportunities and threats are external factors outside its control.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Raytheon’s Growth Opportunities?

    With more cyberattacks, the government is expected to increase its defense spending soon. Raytheon appears to be a promising beneficiary.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Should Investors Know About Raytheon?

    Raytheon is a leading technology company. It provides products and services in the defense, civil, and security markets globally.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Raytheon’s Strong Performance in 4Q14

    Raytheon (RTN) is one of the leading contractors and aerospace companies in the US. It performed well in 4Q14. Its revenue grew substantially.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Fund Managers

    ValueAct Capital Lowers Stake in Rockwell Collins

    Rockwell Collins is a leader in the design, production, and support of communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers worldwide.

    By Diana Key
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    Earnings Report

    Northrop Grumman looks to international market for new business

    As a result of diminished demand at home, the company is now concentrating on the international market, supplying products and services abroad.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    General Dynamics’ stock beat index returns in 2014

    General Dynamics’ share saw healthy growth in the past year. It beat the index returns comfortably. During the past year, the stock generated about 40% returns.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Boeing – a leader in the aerospace industry

    Boeing (BA) is one of the world’s largest aerospace companies. The company is a top US exporter. It’s focused on innovation.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What’s in store for Honeywell’s new 5-year plan?

    Honeywell’s (HON) new five-year plan sets expectations of about $50 billion in revenue and 18.5%–20% operating margins by 2018.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    SWOT analysis of Rockwell Collins

    Rockwell Collins expects its Airborne Solutions/Avionics division to see good growth in the future due to the rising demand in Unmanned Air Vehicles (or UAVs).

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What are United Technologies’ core strengths?

    United Technologies has five stable and profitable businesses. This article will discuss United Technologies’ core strengths that have fueled its growth.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Technologies’ largest business segment

    The Building and Industrial segment is United Technologies’ largest business segment, forming 46% of the company’s total revenues.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Boeing’s competitive advantages

    One of Boeing’s competitive advantages is that it enjoys strong relations with many companies, even its competitors.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    How India has changed its foreign direct investment limits

    A cap on foreign direct investment in sectors like retail and defense was a major hindrance for foreign business in India.

    By David Ashworth
  • Earnings Report

    Why Northrop’s business segments’ performance is important

    The Aerospace segment is Northrop Grumman’s (NOC) highest contributor. It contributed ~41% of the company’s total third quarter revenues. The segment was still NOC’s strength.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Earnings Report

    Understanding Northrop’s business segments

    Among NOC’s business segments, the Aerospace segment contributes the highest revenue—as much as 41%. The segment also enjoys a 25.8% market share in the Aerospace market.

    By Ally Schmidt
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