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Defense and aerospace stocks were mixed early Friday morning with most trading slightly up after President Trump took to Twitter  (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report Friday morning to escalate the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

Trump's latest tweet comes after a week of back-and-froth between Washington and Pyongyang. North Korea tested another of its long-range missiles, prompting Trump to warn of "fire and fury," which he later said could have been too soft a warning. North Korea retaliated, warning it would turn the U.S. mainland into a "theater of nuclear war" if provoked.

Shares of Raytheon Co (RTN) - Get Raytheon Company Report traded up 0.42% to $178.36. The government defense contractor's stock has climber 25% this year.

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) - Get Lockheed Martin Corporation Report stock traded up 0.12% to $303.60. Shares of the Maryland-based aerospace and security company are up 21% so far this year.

Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC) - Get Northrop Grumman Corporation Report shares were up 0.31% to $271.40. The Virginia-based global security company's stock has traded up 17% since the start of this year.

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Stock of aerospace company Boeing Co (BA) - Get Boeing Company Report traded down 0.50% to $231.72 per share. The Dow's top performer is still up 49% for the year.

Shares of Florida-based government and commercial defense systems provider Harris Corp (HRS)  traded up 0.14% to $118.39 in morning trading Friday. Harris stock is up 15% in 2017.

Major indices opened higher Friday for the first time in three days. The Dow was up around 0.25% or 50 points, and the S&P 500 trended up about 0.20% or 5 points at Friday's open. 

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