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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 company’s 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, Lockheed’s shares are up slightly to $95.76.
News For LMT From The Last 14 Days
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December 19, 2014
13:31 EDTLMTLockheed Martin wins $308M Taiwan deal, Defense News says
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December 16, 2014
17:21 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $308.26M government contract
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December 15, 2014
09:28 EDTLMTLockheed Martin says Air Force approves full rate production for JASSM-ER
The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range, orJASSM-ER, which successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation flight testing in 2013. During IOT&E, the program had a 95% success rate, scoring 20 successes in 21 flights. Lots 11 and 12 of the JASSM contract awarded in December 2013 included 100 ER missiles.
09:12 EDTLMTLockheed Martin selected to continue building MK 41 for Navy
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $235M contract to continue building MK 41 Vertical Launch Systems with options that, if exercised, would increase the value to $356M. Under this contract which extends through 2022, Lockheed Martin will produce the launch control units, various electrical boxes and the mechanical structure, and perform final assembly and test. The company is also under contract to conduct repairs, distribute, store and manage spare parts for the MK 41 system for the U.S. Navy.
December 12, 2014
17:36 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $169.3M government contract modification
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17:35 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $235.3M government contract
Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Baltimore, Maryland, is being awarded a $235,329,189 firm-fixed-price contract for MK 41 Vertical Launching System electronic and mechanical modules and related equipment. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
December 9, 2014
10:01 EDTLMTNorthrop Grumman selected by Lockheed Martin to supply navigation system
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