Northrop Grumman Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 28, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.55 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NOC stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 4th quarter that NOC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of NOC was $64.75,
representing a -9.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.25 and
a 14.42% increase over the 52 week low of $56.59.
NOC is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes
companies such as Danaher Corporation (
) and Canon, Inc. (
). NOC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $7.8. Zacks Investment Research reports NOC's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -5.94%, compared to an
industry average of 7.2%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to NOC through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NOC as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index Fund (
- SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (
- PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XAR with an increase of
14.51% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent
weighting of NOC at 4.77%.