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How to buy Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Northrop Grumman Corporation shares.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) is a leading aerospace & defense business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$455.59 after a previous close of US$452.5. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD453.065 to a high of USD463.5. The latest price was USD462.58 (25 minute delay). Northrop Grumman Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Northrop Grumman Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Northrop Grumman Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NOC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Northrop Grumman Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$452.5, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Northrop Grumman Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Northrop Grumman Corporation stock price (NYSE:NOC)

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Have Northrop Grumman Corporation's shares ever split?

Northrop Grumman Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:9035 basis on 30 March 2011. So if you had owned 9035 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Northrop Grumman Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Northrop Grumman Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Northrop Grumman Corporation's share price.

Northrop Grumman Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-19.
OpenUS$455.59
HighUS$463.5
LowUS$453.065
CloseUS$462.58
Previous closeUS$452.5
Change US$10.08
Change % 2.2276%
Volume 903,960
Information last updated 2024-04-17.
52-week rangeUS$411.2262 - US$492.8942
50-day moving average US$458.793
200-day moving average US$456.1789
Target priceUS$490.74
PE ratio 33.3346
Dividend yield US$7.34 (1.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$13.51

Northrop Grumman Corporation share growth calculator

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Northrop Grumman Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $462.58

1 week (2024-04-12) 1.42%
1 month (2024-03-20) -1.74%
3 months (2024-01-19) -1.68%
6 months (2023-10-20) -4.76%
1 year (2023-04-20) -2.45%
2 years (2022-04-20) -0.18%
3 years (2021-04-20) 34.03%
5 years (2019-04-18) 64.53%

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Is it a good time to buy Northrop Grumman Corporation stock?

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Is Northrop Grumman Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Northrop Grumman Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Northrop Grumman Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's P/E ratio

Northrop Grumman Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Northrop Grumman Corporation shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's PEG ratio

Northrop Grumman Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.907. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Northrop Grumman Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's EBITDA

Northrop Grumman Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4 billion (£3.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Northrop Grumman Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Northrop Grumman Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Northrop Grumman Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$411.2262 up to US$492.8942. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Northrop Grumman Corporation's is 0.34. This would suggest that Northrop Grumman Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Northrop Grumman Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$39.3 billion
Gross profit TTM US$7.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.66%
Return on equity TTM 13.66%
Profit margin 5.23%
Book value 98.562
Market capitalisation US$66.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Northrop Grumman Corporation share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.12% of net profits

Recently Northrop Grumman Corporation has paid out, on average, around 32.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Northrop Grumman Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Northrop Grumman Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $7.34 per share.

While Northrop Grumman Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Northrop Grumman Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 12 March 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 February 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Northrop Grumman Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Northrop Grumman Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.16

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Northrop Grumman Corporation's overall score of 33.16 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Northrop Grumman Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Northrop Grumman Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.84/100

Northrop Grumman Corporation's environmental score of 11.84 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's social score

Social score: 17.49/100

Northrop Grumman Corporation's social score of 17.49 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 8.83/100

Northrop Grumman Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Northrop Grumman Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Northrop Grumman Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Northrop Grumman Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.16
Total ESG percentile 63.95
Environmental score 11.84
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 17.49
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 8.83
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

Northrop Grumman Corporation overview

Northrop Grumman Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense technology company in the United States, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and internationally. The company's Aeronautics Systems segment designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, and sustains aircraft systems. This segment also offers unmanned autonomous aircraft systems, including high-altitude long-endurance strategic ISR systems and vertical take-off and landing tactical ISR systems; and strategic long-range strike aircraft, tactical fighter and air dominance aircraft, and airborne battle management and command and control systems. Its Defense Systems segment designs, develops, integrates, and produces tactical weapons and missile defense solutions, and provides sustainment, modernization, and training services for manned and unmanned aircraft and electronics systems. It also offers integrated, all-domain command, and control battle management systems, precision strike weapons; high speed air-breathing and hypersonic systems; high-performance gun systems, ammunition, precision munitions and advanced fuzes; aircraft and mission systems logistics support, sustainment, operations and modernization; and warfighter training services. The company's Mission Systems segment offers command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; radar, electro-optical/infrared and acoustic sensors; electronic warfare systems; advanced communications and network systems; cyber solutions; intelligence processing systems; navigation; and maritime power, propulsion, and payload launch systems. Its Space Systems segment offers satellites, spacecraft systems, subsystems, sensors, and payloads; ground systems; missile defense systems and interceptors; launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; and strategic missiles. Northrop Grumman Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.

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