Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) - Get Northrop Grumman Corporation Report is expected to report earnings of $4.59 a share on sales of $8.3 billion before the market opens Apr. 24, based on a FactSet survey of 20 analysts.

In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of $4.21 a share on sales of $6.7 billion.

The stock has risen 2.7% since the company last reported earnings on Jan. 31.

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Quarterly estimates have risen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.

Northrop Grumman is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 14.7 based on the 12-month estimates of 21 analysts surveyed by FactSet.

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