Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC): Price and Financial Metrics

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC): $463.70

7.46 (+1.64%)

POWR Rating

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  • NOC scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 78.75% of US stocks.
  • NOC's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • NOC ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 3rd percentile.

NOC Stock Summary

  • NOC has a market capitalization of $69,669,854,164 -- more than approximately 96.17% of US stocks.
  • NOC's went public 36.27 years ago, making it older than 92.84% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of Northrop Grumman Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 85.61% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Northrop Grumman Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be ITW, FISV, KDP, SHW, and TJX.
  • Visit NOC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

NOC Valuation Summary

  • NOC's price/sales ratio is 1.6; this is 51.52% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, NOC's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.9.
  • NOC's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.9 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NOC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NOC 2021-08-26 1.6 5.3 12.9 10.8
NOC 2021-08-25 1.5 5.2 12.8 10.7
NOC 2021-08-24 1.5 5.2 12.8 10.7
NOC 2021-08-23 1.5 5.2 12.8 10.7
NOC 2021-08-20 1.5 5.2 12.8 10.7
NOC 2021-08-19 1.5 5.2 12.7 10.6

NOC Growth Metrics

    Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 8.94%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 60.3%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 156.7%.
NOC's revenue has moved up $10,101,000,000 over the prior 52 months.

The table below shows NOC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 35,667 3,567 7,005
2021-09-30 37,240 3,727 4,625
2021-06-30 37,603 3,923 4,548
2021-03-31 37,336 5,232 4,516
2020-12-31 36,799 4,305 3,189
2020-09-30 35,308 5,167 2,450

NOC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • NOC has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 81.11% of graded US stocks.
  • NOC's asset turnover comes in at 0.874 -- ranking 59th of 208 Electronic Equipment stocks.
  • MINM, QRVO, and NEON are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NOC.

The table below shows NOC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.874 0.210 0.250
2021-06-30 0.870 0.205 0.246
2021-03-31 0.858 0.201 0.243
2020-12-31 0.837 0.203 0.166
2020-09-30 0.819 0.212 0.136
2020-06-30 0.825 0.213 0.129

NOC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NOC, see our NOC price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $412.05 Average Broker Recommendation 1.58 (Moderate Buy)

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NOC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $463.70 52-week high $492.30
Prev. close $456.24 52-week low $344.89
Day low $455.60 Volume 807,789
Day high $464.41 Avg. volume 965,018
50-day MA $458.38 Dividend yield 1.52%
200-day MA $408.47 Market Cap 72.08B

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) Company Bio

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSENOC) is an American multinational aerospace and defense technology company. With 90,000 employees and an annual revenue in excess of $30 billion, it is one of the world's largest weapons manufacturers and military technology providers.[5][6][7][3] The firm ranks No. 96 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Northrop Grumman Awarded US Space Force Contract for Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $341 million contract by the U.S. Space Force (USSF) Space Systems Command (SSC) to develop, test and deliver a Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC) in support of its Space Domain Awareness mission. “The DARC program will field a resilient ground-based radar providing our nation with significantly enhanced space domain awareness for geostationary orbit,” said Pablo Pezzimenti, vice president, integrated national systems, N… Read the full story at

WebWire | February 24, 2022

Defense contractor stocks rally in wake of Russia''s invasion of Ukraine

Share of defense contractors caught a bid in early trading Thursday, as Russia''s invasion of Ukraine fueled expectations of increased defense spending. The iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF gained 0.6% in premarket trading, while S&P 500 futures sank 2.6% toward a nine-month low. Among the defense ETF''s biggest gainers, shares of Textron Inc. ran up 7.9%, Northrop Grumman Corp. rallied 3.2%, Lockheed Martin Corp. advanced 2.4%, Raytheon Technologies Corp. climbed 2.2% and General Dynamics Corp. gained 1.5%. Meanwhile, shares of Boeing Co. , of which about one-third of fourth-quarter revenue was from its commercial airplanes business, dropped 3.7%, as the invasion weighed on travel-related stocks. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they m...

MarketWatch | February 24, 2022

Defense Stocks In Focus As U.S. Military Takes 'Defensive Moves' Amid Russia's Ukraine Invasion

Defense stocks Lockheed and Northrop closed up Thursday as the U.S. shuffled key assets in Europe amid Russia's Ukraine invasion.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Sierra Space CEO reveals ambitious plans to build an 'iconic brand' from Colorado

With a new spacecraft slated for the launch pad soon and plans for space stations, Sierra Space, the company's CEO lays out its vision in an exclusive interview.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Colorado offices of Northrop Grumman contracted to build deep-space radar for Space Force

Northrop Grumman’s division based in Aurora will build a radar system to track objects in distant orbits around the Earth under a newly awarded contract from the U.S. Space Force. The Falls Church, Virginia-based aerospace company (NYSE: NOC) won a $341 million Space Force contract Wednesday to design and build the first site for a system able to spot and track objects in far-away geosynchronous orbits regardless of weather or time of day. The Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability project was awarded to the company’s Aurora site, though the work on the advanced radar will be led from its offices in Colorado Springs and assisted by its employees in Aurora, the company said.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

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NOC Price Returns

1-mo -0.47%
3-mo 1.58%
6-mo N/A
1-year 27.50%
3-year 51.70%
5-year 95.23%
YTD 20.72%
2021 29.29%
2020 -9.92%
2019 42.69%
2018 -18.95%
2017 33.88%

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