Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 02, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.9 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 22, 2016. Shareholders who purchased NOC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12.5% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $212.67, the dividend yield is 1.69%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NOC was $212.67, representing a -2.82% decrease from the 52 week high of $218.84 and a 39.63% increase over the 52 week low of $152.31.
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 $11.01. Zacks Investment Research reports NOC's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 15.65%, compared to an industry average of 3.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NOC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NOC as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF ( ITA )
- PowerShares Aerospace & Defense ( PPA )
- WBI Tactical LCS Shares ( WBIL )
- SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF ( XAR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XAR with an increase of 6.98% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent weighting of NOC at 5.67%.