Mazama Capital Management Inc adds Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) to its portfolio

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) : Mazama Capital Management Inc added new position in Northrop Grumman Corporation during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 54,661 shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation which is valued at $11.7 Million , the company said in a statement filed on May 12, 2016 with the SEC.Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approximately 2.40% of Mazama Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Gerstein Fisher boosted its stake in NOC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 250 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,348 shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation which is valued at $930,385. Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approx 0.13% of Gerstein Fisher’s portfolio.First National Trust Co boosted its stake in NOC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 101 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,687 shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation which is valued at $360,984. Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approx 0.06% of First National Trust Co’s portfolio.Pitcairn Co boosted its stake in NOC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 668 additional shares and now holds a total of 13,423 shares of Northrop Grumman Corporation which is valued at $2.8 Million. Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approx 0.35% of Pitcairn Co’s portfolio.World Asset Management Inc reduced its stake in NOC by selling 2,237 shares or 10.81% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 18,457 shares of NOC which is valued at $3.8 Million. Northrop Grumman Corporation makes up approx 0.15% of World Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.

Northrop Grumman Corporation opened for trading at $212.29 and hit $213.02 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $212.72, with a gain of 0.78% or 1.65 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 7,29,320 shares. Company has a market cap of $38,386 M.

On the company’s financial health, Northrop Grumman Corporation reported $2.59 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on Apr 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.49. The company had revenue of $5956.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5930.48 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.41 EPS.

Investors should note that on May 17, 2016, Northrop Grumman Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.9000. The company’s management has announced Jun 2, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jun 6, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jun 22, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Northrop Grumman Corporation. RBC Capital Mkts Downgraded Northrop Grumman Corporation on May 19, 2016 to ” Sector Perform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $222.Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on May 2, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 200 from a previous price target of $189 .Northrop Grumman Corporation was Initiated by Guggenheim to “Buy” on Apr 5, 2016.

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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