Posted by: ctraderd | August 9, 2012

Northrop Grumman Corporation: A Deeper Look

Introduction:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) the top global security corporation that provides many innovative systems, products and solutions in many areas. These areas include aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. NOC specializes in areas such as unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics; all fields that are critical to the defense of America and all of its allies.

Stock Information:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has a market cap of $16.91 billion and is currently trading 5.45% above its 200-day EMA (Exponential Moving Average). NOC is also trading 2% above its 50-day EMA. As of June 30, 2012, NOC held $7.7 billion in assets and the company is currently priced at $68.40 per share.

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Business Sectors:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) specializes in four main sectors, Aerospace, Electronic Systems, Information Systems and Technical Services.

Aerospace:

A premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems, missile systems and advanced technologies critical to the nation’s security.
Key products include: Global Hawk, Fire Scout and UCAS-D unmanned aircraft systems; B-2 stealth bomber; E-2D Advanced Hawkeye; Joint STARS targeting and battle management system; James Webb Space Telescope; Advanced EHF communications payload, and Space Tracking and Surveillance System.

Electronic Systems:

A leader in airborne radar, navigation, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management, space payloads, marine and naval systems, communications, biodefense, and government systems.
Key products include: F-16, F-22 and F-35 active electronically scanned array sensors; airborne early warning and control radars; Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system; LITENING targeting and sensor system; systems for digital electronic warfare, aircraft missile defense and air defense; integrated bridge systems; situational awareness and fiber-optic gyro-based navigation; and automated postal sorting equipment.

Information Systems:

A global provider of advanced information solutions for defense, intelligence, civil agencies and commercial customers.
Key products include: Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below/Blue Force Tracker; Guardrail; cybersecurity solutions; Automated Biometric Identification System; Centers for Disease Control Information Technology Services; theater and operational command and control systems; networked communications products; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; enterprise systems; next-generation networking solutions; unmanned ground systems; 911 public safety systems; and systems integration services.

Technical Services:

A premier supplier of life cycle solutions and long-term technical services for customers globally.
Key capabilities include: Systems support, training and simulation and life cycle optimization and engineering for programs such as KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft logistics support; Nevada National Security Site management and operations; U.S. Army Battle Combat Training Program; Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle life cycle support; and biometric capture services for the Department of Homeland Security.

Source: http://www.northropgrumman.com/about_us/index.html

Conclusion:

Overall, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has some pretty amazing products and fields of study that will keep America and its allies safe for quite a while. The stock is trading well and the company has good financials. We shall see what they release next!

-CTraderD

Disclosure: I currently have no position in NOC but will enter into options within the next 48 hours.

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