Lockheed Martin Q4 Results Beat View; Shares Rise

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On a consensus basis, analysts have given a recommendation of 2.40 on company shares.

Excluding the impact of the Tax Act, adjusted earnings from continuing operations for the quarter were $4.30 per share, compared to $3.25 per share in the year-ago period. Lockheed Martin Corp now has $98.89 billion valuation.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)'s stock had its "neutral" rating restated by Credit Suisse Group in a research note issued on Friday, January 19th. It has underperformed by 3.95% the S&P500. (V) by 13.57% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Globeflex Capital LP bought 7,200 shares as the company's stock rose 18.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.26 million shares of the broadcasting company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.46M, up from 1.95 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.84% of the company's stock. The stock increased 1.48% or $5.09 during the last trading session, reaching $349.99. About 646,557 shares traded or 477.53% up from the average.

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Over the past five trading sessions shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) are 3.89%; 8.29% for the month; 10.39% for the last quarter; 19.7% for the past six-months; and 35.27% for the last 12 months. Therefore 57% are positive.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Lockheed Martin (LMT) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.24 EPS" was originally reported by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $232 target. Sterne Agee CRT upgraded the shares of LMT in report on Thursday, August 20 to "Buy" rating. It increased, as 43 investors sold LMT shares while 356 reduced holdings. The stock of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has "Hold" rating given on Sunday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets downgraded First National Financial Corporation (TSE:FN) on Monday, January 9 to "Underperform" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 6.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $18.05 million activity.

Lockheed reported a loss of $642 million for the December quarter compared with a profit of $988 million a year earlier as it booked a $1.9 billion charge for tax adjustments.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.81 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1.07 in 2017Q2.

The company repurchased 7.1 million shares for $2 billion and paid cash dividends worth $2.2 billion, during 2017. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) for 221,101 shares. Buckingham Asset Mngmt Ltd Co owns 8,204 shares for 0.61% of their portfolio. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.07% in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT). Df Dent And Co holds 1,406 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Tci Wealth Advsr Inc holds 2,669 shares or 0.41% of its portfolio. Deroy Devereaux Private Inv Counsel reported 0.03% stake. Abner Herrman Brock Limited Company has invested 1.32% in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT). Buckingham Research maintained Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) on Thursday, October 5 with "Buy" rating. Sva Plumb Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability reported 10,845 shares stake. Suntrust Banks holds 0.12% or 70,244 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) holds 0.2% or 4,784 shares. Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia owns 329,950 shares or 0.6% of their United States portfolio. Swiss Retail Bank has 61,540 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Trexquant Investment Lp has 16,753 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. (NYSE:V). First Western Cap Com holds 5.48% or 94,571 shares in its portfolio. Colan Brian P sold $107,167 worth of stock. Millner F. Ann sold $127,389 worth of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. On Thursday, September 17 the stock rating was maintained by Janney Capital with "Buy".

Tirschwell & Loewy Inc, which manages about $679.14M and $661.33M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) by 10,900 shares to 214,180 shares, valued at $13.83M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Its up 38.18% from 411,200 shares previously.

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