Northrop Grumman Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 23, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.61 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 12,
2013. Shareholders who purchased NOC stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
10.91% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price
of $81.46, the dividend yield is 3%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NOC was $81.46,
representing a -2.19% decrease from the 52 week high of $83.28 and
a 43.95% 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 $7.87. Zacks Investment Research reports NOC's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -3.77%, compared to an
industry average of 21.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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 (
- PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (
- SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (
- First Trust Industrials AlphaDEX (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXR with an increase of
21.41% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent
weighting of NOC at 5.23%.