Northrop Grumman Rises On Unusually High Volume (NOC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 3.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $2.82 (+3.6%) at $81.84 as of 12:50 p.m. ET.

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Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $18.68 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 16.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 10.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. 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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