Babson Capital Management buys $8,071,806 stake in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC)

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) : Babson Capital Management scooped up 9,770 additional shares in Northrop Grumman Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 36,991 shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation which is valued at $8,071,806.Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approximately 0.40% of Babson Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Amp Capital Investors Ltd reduced its stake in NOC by selling 22,389 shares or 15.51% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 122,003 shares of NOC which is valued at $26,622,275. Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approx 0.17% of Amp Capital Investors Ltd’s portfolio.Caxton Associates Lp boosted its stake in NOC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 188,250 additional shares and now holds a total of 203,500 shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation which is valued at $44,405,735. Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approx 1.83% of Caxton Associates Lp’s portfolio.Caldwell Orkin Inc reduced its stake in NOC by selling 1,500 shares or 5.64% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 25,100 shares of NOC which is valued at $5,477,071. Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approx 3.07% of Caldwell Orkin Inc’s portfolio.Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its stake in NOC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 32,906 additional shares and now holds a total of 252,699 shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation which is valued at $55,328,446. Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approx 0.60% of Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale’s portfolio.

Northrop Grumman Corporation closed down -0.24 points or -0.11% at $211.83 with 6,45,680 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $212.2, the shares hit an intraday low of $210.2401 and an intraday high of $213.03 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Northrop Grumman Corporation reported $2.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.32 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.53. The company had revenue of $6000.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5921.84 million. The company’s revenue was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.54 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Northrop Grumman Corporation. Company shares were Downgraded by JP Morgan on Aug 25, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 231 from a previous price target of $225 .RBC Capital Mkts Downgraded Northrop Grumman Corporation on May 19, 2016 to ” Sector Perform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $222.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global security company. The Company provides systems products and solutions in unmanned systems; cyber; command control communications and computers (C4) intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); strike aircraft and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers across the world. The Company operates through four segments: Aerospace Systems Electronic Systems Information Systems and Technical Services. It offers a portfolio of capabilities and technologies that enable it to deliver systems and solutions for applications. It participates in many high-priority defense and Government programs in the United States and abroad. The Company conducts business with the United States Government the Department of Defense (DoD) and intelligence community. The Company also conducts business with local state and foreign Governments and domestic and international commercial customers.

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