Following Monday's market close, reports of North Korea firing a missile towards Northern Japan took the world by storm, with the White House issuing a statement saying "all options" are on the table following the latest launch from the Kim Jong-un regime.
As a result, defense stocks have been on the move Tuesday, reacting to this most recent missile launch.
Shares of defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) - Get Report were climbing over 1% during Tuesday morning, while shares of its counterpart Raytheon Company (RTN) - Get Report were spiking over 1.5%.
Shares of General Dynamics (GD) - Get Report , a global aerospace and defense company, were also rising roughly 1% higher Tuesday morning. Shares of Orbital ATK (OA) , an aerospace manufacturer and defense industry company, were nearly 1% higher.
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