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Who are the Institutional Holders in Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC)?

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) is -2.38% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $414.56 and a high of $496.89 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The NOC stock was last observed hovering at around $466.36 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -9.35%.

Currently trading at $457.01, the stock is -1.76% and -0.11% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.27 million and changing -2.00% at the moment leaves the stock 0.21% off its SMA200. NOC registered -1.02% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 3.34%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.10 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $19.52.

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The stock witnessed a -0.67% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -2.78%, and is -2.75% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.56% over the week and 1.22% over the month.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) has around 101000 employees, a market worth around $67.70B and $39.29B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 33.94 and Fwd P/E is 16.56. Profit margin for the company is 5.23%. Distance from 52-week low is 10.24% and -8.03% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (6.75%).

Northrop Grumman Corp. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $5.74 with sales reaching $9.76B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 5.95% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 4.60% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 4.90% in year-over-year returns.

1,797 institutions hold shares in Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC), with institutional investors hold 84.23% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 150.11M, and float is at 147.71M with Short Float at 1.31%. Institutions hold 84.00% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is State Street Corporation with over 14.14 million shares valued at $6.45 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 9.35% of the NOC Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Capital International Investors with 12.18 million shares valued at $5.55 billion to account for 8.05% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Vanguard Group Inc which holds 12.11 million shares representing 8.01% and valued at over $5.52 billion, while Blackrock Inc. holds 6.35% of the shares totaling 9.6 million with a market value of $4.38 billion.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Caylor Mark A, the company’s CVP & Pres, Mission Systems. SEC filings show that Caylor Mark A sold 825 shares of the company’s common stock on Feb 21 ’24 at a price of $454.68 per share for a total of $0.38 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 16432.0 shares.

Northrop Grumman Corp. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 21 ’24 that Simpson Kathryn G (Corp VP & General Counsel) sold a total of 356 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 21 ’24 and was made at $454.68 per share for $0.16 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 1668.0 shares of the NOC stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 21 ’24, Hardesty Michael A (Corp VP, Controller & CAO) disposed off 210 shares at an average price of $454.68 for $95483.0. The insider now directly holds 3,127 shares of Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC).

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