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January 23, 2013
13:00 EDTLMTEarnings Preview: Lockheed Martin shares near three-year high ahead of Q4 report
Lockheed Martin (LMT) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Thursday, January 24 before the market open with a conference call scheduled for 3:00 pm ET. Lockheed Martin is a globally diversified security and aerospace company... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.82 on revenue of $11.16B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.73-$2.00 on revenue of $10.58B-$11.55B... LAST QUARTER: Lockheed Martin reported Q3 EPS of $2.21 against estimates for $1.85 on revenue of $11.87B against estimates for $11.17B. On its Q3 earnings report, the company raised its 2012 EPS and revenue views. FY12 EPS guidance was raised to $8.20-$8.40 from $7.90-$8.10, consensus $8.10. FY12 revenue was upped to $45.5B-$46.5B from $45B-$46B, consensus $45.68B. Lockheed also expected FY13 revenue to decline in the low single digit range. On November 9, the company announced a CEO transition with the appointment of Marilyn Newson as CEO and COO, replacing Christopher E. Kubasik who resigned after an ethics investigation... STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been positive in the weeks leading up to Lockheed's Q4 earnings report. On November 26, Bernstein upgraded the company to Outperform from Market Perform based on an improving outlook for the F-35 and growing international demand. They raised their price target to $111 from $105. On November 30, CRT Capital upgraded Lockheed to Fair Value from Sell, saying the companyís dividend yield would provide a floor for the shares in the near term... PRICE ACTION: Lockheed shares have traded in a choppy pattern following the company's Q3 report, but have recently advanced and currently sit near 52-week and three-year highs of $95.92. In early afternoon trading ahead of tomorrow's Q4 report, Lockheedís shares are up slightly to $95.76.
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April 13, 2015
07:19 EDTLMTbloomberg to hold a summit
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April 10, 2015
06:22 EDTLMTDoD enacts stricter rules on research spending by contractors, WSJ says
The Department of Defense is enacting stricter rules on how defense companies can spent $4B of the department's research budget, following a report that explained that much of the budget was used to increase contractors' bids or to develop their own proprietary technology, reports the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include BAE Systems (BAESY), Boeing (BA), General Dynamics (GD), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Raytheon (RTN) and United Technologies (UTX).
April 9, 2015
18:00 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $150.6M government contract
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April 8, 2015
10:39 EDTLMTCAE awarded C$200M in defence and security contracts
CAE (CAE) announced that is has won approximately C$220M worth of Defence and Security contracts during its fourth quarter to provide simulation products and upgrades as well as training services for global military customers. Some of the key contracts include providing a C-130J simulator to the United States Air Force; a range of C-130J training systems and upgrades for the Royal Australian Air Force; simulator upgrades and training services for the Royal Air Force; M-346 simulators for the Italian Air Force; in-service support for the British Army's Warrior infantry fighting vehicle training systems; and support services for the NATO Joint Lynx helicopter simulator. Under subcontract from Lockheed Martin (LMT), CAE will design and manufacture a C-130J weapon systems trainer for the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command. CAE has been awarded a series of contracts from Australia's Defence Material Organisation and Lockheed Martin to upgrade and enhance elements of the C-130J training system at RAAF Base Richmond. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence has awarded CAE several upgrade and modification contract amendments for simulator training services at CAE's Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence has awarded CAE a four-year contract to provide logistics support and maintenance services on the British Army's suite of Warrior infantry fighting vehicle direct and indirect fire trainers. The NATO Support Agency has contracted CAE to provide maintenance and support services on the CAE-built Lynx full-mission flight trainer based at Naval Air Station Nordholz in Germany.
09:03 EDTLMTLockheed Martin Canada awarded implementation contract by Irving Shipbuilding
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08:01 EDTLMTSplunk awarded contract to support Lockheed Martin's L-35 Lightning II Program
Splunk (SPLK) announced it was awarded a contract to support Lockheed Martinís (LMT) F-35 Lightning II Program. Splunk has provided Lockheed Martin with Splunk Enterprise to monitor and analyze IT systems and network behavior for the Autonomic Logistics Information System, which supports the F-35 Lightning II, a 5th generation fighter jet. Splunk Enterprise is initially being used by Lockheed Martin in 25 different operating environments for IT operations and application delivery, analyzing machine data from the systems and networks supporting the ALIS infrastructure to help ensure applications are operating at peak performance.
April 7, 2015
08:32 EDTLMTOrbital ATK signs $90M attitude control motor contract with Lockheed Martin
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April 6, 2015
10:01 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $23M extension from NASA
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