Northrop Grumman Stock Hits New 52-Week High (NOC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $72.70, above its previous 52-week high of $72.67 with 186,582 shares traded as of 10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $16.67 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Northrop Grumman Corporation provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Northrop Grumman as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Northrop Grumman Ratings Report.

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