28.10.2021 14:05

Northrop Grumman (NOC) Q3 Earnings Surpass Estimates

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Northrop Grumman (NOC) came out with quarterly earnings of $6.63 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $5.93 per share. This compares to earnings of $5.89 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 11.80%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this defense contractor would post earnings of $5.75 per share when it actually produced earnings of $6.42, delivering a surprise of 11.65%.Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates four times.Northrop Grumman, which belongs to the Zacks Aerospace - Defense industry, posted revenues of $8.72 billion for the quarter ended September 2021, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.70%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $9.08 billion. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters.The sustainability of the stock's immediate price movement based on the recently-released numbers and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management's commentary on the earnings call.Northrop Grumman shares have added about 27.4% since the beginning of the year versus the S&P 500's gain of 21.2%.What's Next for Northrop Grumman?While Northrop Grumman has outperformed the market so far this year, the question that comes to investors' minds is: what's next for the stock?There are no easy answers to this key question, but one reliable measure that can help investors address this is the company's earnings outlook. Not only does this include current consensus earnings expectations for the coming quarter(s), but also how these expectations have changed lately.Empirical research shows a strong correlation between near-term stock movements and trends in earnings estimate revisions. Investors can track such revisions by themselves or rely on a tried-and-tested rating tool like the Zacks Rank, which has an impressive track record of harnessing the power of earnings estimate revisions.Ahead of this earnings release, the estimate revisions trend for Northrop Grumman was mixed. While the magnitude and direction of estimate revisions could change following the company's just-released earnings report, the current status translates into a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for the stock. So, the shares are expected to perform in line with the market in the near future. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.It will be interesting to see how estimates for the coming quarters and current fiscal year change in the days ahead. The current consensus EPS estimate is $6.01 on $8.99 billion in revenues for the coming quarter and $24.91 on $36.2 billion in revenues for the current fiscal year.Investors should be mindful of the fact that the outlook for the industry can have a material impact on the performance of the stock as well. In terms of the Zacks Industry Rank, Aerospace - Defense is currently in the top 34% of the 250 plus Zacks industries. Our research shows that the top 50% of the Zacks-ranked industries outperform the bottom 50% by a factor of more than 2 to 1.Bitcoin, Like the Internet Itself, Could Change Everything Blockchain and cryptocurrency has sparked one of the most exciting discussion topics of a generation. Some call it the “Internet of Money” and predict it could change the way money works forever. If true, it could do to banks what Netflix did to Blockbuster and Amazon did to Sears. Experts agree we’re still in the early stages of this technology, and as it grows, it will create several investing opportunities.Zacks’ has just revealed 3 companies that can help investors capitalize on the explosive profit potential of Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies with significantly less volatility than buying them directly. See 3 crypto-related stocks now >>Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research
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29.03.2018Northrop Grumman OverweightBarclays Capital
26.10.2017Northrop Grumman OutperformRBC Capital Markets
12.01.2017Northrop Grumman OutperformRBC Capital Markets
10.11.2016Northrop Grumman OverweightBarclays Capital
06.10.2016Northrop Grumman OutperformRobert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated
29.03.2018Northrop Grumman OverweightBarclays Capital
26.10.2017Northrop Grumman OutperformRBC Capital Markets
12.01.2017Northrop Grumman OutperformRBC Capital Markets
10.11.2016Northrop Grumman OverweightBarclays Capital
06.10.2016Northrop Grumman OutperformRobert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated
19.05.2016Northrop Grumman Sector PerformRBC Capital Markets
02.05.2016Northrop Grumman Equal WeightBarclays Capital
30.04.2015Northrop Grumman NeutralUBS AG
12.02.2015Northrop Grumman Equal WeightBarclays Capital
19.10.2012Northrop Grumman performOppenheimer & Co. Inc.

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