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Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) Volatility At 1.20%, Should You Add A Position?

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) is -8.95% 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 $423.73 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 2.51%.

Currently trading at $426.24, the stock is -1.13% and -5.70% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.7 million and changing 0.59% at the moment leaves the stock -7.36% off its SMA200. NOC registered -5.82% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -10.31%.

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The stock witnessed a -3.14% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -6.25%, and is -2.54% 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 1.20% over the week and 1.48% over the month.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) has around 101000 employees, a market worth around $63.08B and $40.12B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 29.82 and Fwd P/E is 15.49. Profit margin for the company is 5.38%. Distance from 52-week low is 2.82% and -14.22% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (7.01%).

The EPS is expected to grow by 6.35% this year

The shares outstanding are 150.11M, and float is at 147.57M with Short Float at 1.55%.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by ROEDER ROSHAN S, the company’s CVP & Pres. Defense Systems. SEC filings show that ROEDER ROSHAN S sold 910 shares of the company’s common stock on May 20 ’24 at a price of $471.90 per share for a total of $0.43 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 666.0 shares.

Northrop Grumman Corp. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 21 ’24 that Caylor Mark A (CVP & Pres, Mission Systems) sold a total of 825 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 21 ’24 and was made at $454.68 per share for $0.38 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 16432.0 shares of the NOC stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 21 ’24, Simpson Kathryn G (Corp VP & General Counsel) disposed off 356 shares at an average price of $454.68 for $0.16 million. The insider now directly holds 1,668 shares of Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC).

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