Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.27

Media coverage about Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has trended positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lockheed Martin Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.2287466515673 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE LMT) traded down 0.74% on Friday, reaching $299.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,204,704 shares. Lockheed Martin Corporation has a one year low of $228.50 and a one year high of $308.48. The company has a market capitalization of $86.17 billion, a PE ratio of 17.36 and a beta of 0.60. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $292.39 and a 200-day moving average of $276.13.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 18th. The aerospace company reported $3.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.10 by $0.13. Lockheed Martin Corporation had a net margin of 10.37% and a return on equity of 221.92%. The firm had revenue of $12.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.43 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $3.32 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Lockheed Martin Corporation will post $12.64 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a $1.82 dividend. This represents a $7.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. Lockheed Martin Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.52%.

LMT has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Cowen and Company reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $265.00 price target on shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on Lockheed Martin Corporation from $290.00 to $300.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Lockheed Martin Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $263.00 target price on shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $240.00 target price on shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Lockheed Martin Corporation has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $291.15.

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In other Lockheed Martin Corporation news, SVP Maryanne Lavan sold 10,000 shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $290.11, for a total transaction of $2,901,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Brian P. Colan sold 350 shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $306.19, for a total transaction of $107,166.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 45,220 shares of company stock valued at $13,293,563 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.39% of the company’s stock.

Lockheed Martin Corporation Company Profile

Lockheed Martin Corporation is a security and aerospace company. The Company operates through four segments. Aeronautics segment is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, support and upgrade of military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles and related technologies.

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