Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 28, 2013

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Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) 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 ( DHR ) and Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NOC Dividend History page.

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 ( ITA )
  • SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF ( XAR )
  • PowerShares Aerospace & Defense ( PPA )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CAJ , DHR , ITA , NOC , PPA , RGI , XAR

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