By PR Newswire, March 12, 2013, 08:00:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD), FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR), Esterline Technologies Corporation (NYSE:ESL), Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) and Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (NYSE:HII). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
General Dynamics Corporation Research Report
General Dynamics announced a 9.8 percent increase in its regular quarterly dividend of 56 cents per share from the previous payout of 51 cents per share, payable on May 10 this year to shareholders of record on April 12. The annualized dividend now stands at $2.24 per share from the previous $2.04 per share payout, which yields 3.3 percent at the company's current stock price of $67.68. Earlier this month, General Dynamics was awarded a task order to provide IT support services to the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe, the overseas school system serving the educational needs of military and civilian employee dependents. The task order, awarded under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services, has a potential value of $18 million over three years if all options are exercised. The Full Research Report on General Dynamics Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/a073_GD]
FLIR Systems, Inc. Research Report
FLIR Systems released its Q4 2012 results last month, posting earnings per share growth year over year despite a slight decrease in revenue due to higher bookings and order backlogs. The thermal imaging maker posted earnings of 52 cents per share, up 8.3 percent year over year from 48 cents per share, while revenue came in at $332.2 million, down 5 percent from $405.2 million the same quarter in 2011. In comparison, analysts wanted to see earnings of 50 cents per share and revenue of $395.8 million. FLIR Systems built a strong backlog of orders, shifted its focus from Europe to the Far East, rationalized its operating centers, improved gross margins and introduced strategic pricing and efficiency improvements in its businesses. The Full Research Report on FLIR Systems, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/e5e3_FLIR]
Esterline Technologies Corporation Research Report
Esterline subsidiary CMC Electronics has been awarded a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries to supply the integrated glass cockpit for 20 Peruvian Air Force turboprop trainer aircraft. The product will allow the trainer to emulate advanced avionics of today's fighter aircrafts with its own cockpit management technology. It is a suite of operational flight programs, integrating aircraft sensors, radios and weapons systems to provide a wide range of navigation and mission requirements. Meanwhile, Esterline Technologies posted Q1 2013 net income of $25.1 million or 80 cents per diluted share, on sales of $458 million due to a strong commercial aerospace market. The Full Research Report on Esterline Technologies Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/702c_ESL]
Hexcel Corporation Research Report
Hexcel recently reported Q4 2012 results, with a 9 percent growth in revenue at $387.3 million from $355.3 million the same quarter the previous year, but with a 10 percent decline in earnings per share of 36 cents from 40 cents per share year over year. In comparison, analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected $392.3 million in revenue and 38 cents in earnings per share. Meanwhile, management says a large backlog of orders at major customers suggest being well positioned for 2013 and beyond, despite uncertainties with the global economy. For fiscal year 2013, the company expects sales in the range of $1.64 to $1.74 billion and earnings per share of $1.66 to $1.78. Free cash flow is expected to reach anywhere from $20 to $60 million. The Full Research Hexcel Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/74e0_HXL]
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc Research Report
Huntington Ingalls released its earnings results for fiscal Q4 and full-year 2012 last month, with Q4 revenues of $1.82 billion and earnings of 98 cents per share. Full-year revenues came to $6.71 billion and earnings of $2.91 per diluted share. The numbers beat estimates by 7 percent for revenue and 9 percent for earnings. In terms of growth, Huntington's full-year revenues grew by 2 percent year over year, while operating income came to $358 million, versus $100 million in 2011. However, cash contributions to fund its pension fund hurt cash flow at Huntington last year, with cash from operations falling 37 percent to $332 million. Capital spending then reduced free cash flow further at $170 million, or only 51 percent of last year's cash profits. The Full Research Report on Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/ffb0_HII]
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