Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 01, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.9 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 21, 2016. Shareholders who purchased NOC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that NOC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $251.8, the dividend yield is 1.43%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NOC was $251.8, representing a -0.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $253.80 and a 43.89% increase over the 52 week low of $175.
NOC is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ) and Danaher Corporation ( DHR ). NOC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $11.72. Zacks Investment Research reports NOC's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 27.46%, compared to an industry average of -.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NOC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NOC as a top-10 holding:
- US Market Rotation Strategy ETF ( HUSE )
- iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF ( LRGF )
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Value ( PWV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is LRGF with an increase of 7.89% over the last 100 days. HUSE has the highest percent weighting of NOC at 2.71%.
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