Analysts who follow Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) on average expect it to lose -1.49% over the next twelve months. Those same analysts give the stock an average rating of Strong Buy.
That average rating earns the stock an Analyst Ranking of 40, which means it ranks higher than 40 of stocks, based on data compiled by InvestorsObserver.
Wall Street analysts are rating NOC a Strong Buy today. Find out what this means to you and get the rest of the rankings on NOC!
Why are Analyst Ratings Important?
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What's Happening With Northrop Grumman Corporation Stock Today?
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) stock has gained 0.87% while the S&P 500 is lower by -0.17% as of 3:07 PM on Wednesday, Jan 19. NOC is higher by $3.50 from the previous closing price of $401.46 on volume of 333,099 shares. Over the past year the S&P 500 has risen 20.29% while NOC is higher by 35.88%. NOC earned $28.45 a per share in the over the last 12 months, giving it a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.25.
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