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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.
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September 12, 2014
17:44 EDTLMTBAE Systems, others collectively awarded $5.04B government contract
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September 11, 2014
17:26 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $147.49M government contract
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a not-to-exceed $147.49M firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, and cost-type-letter contract for low rate initial production and fielding of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, or SEWIP, Block 2 systems. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental development program which upgrades existing out-of-production AN/SLQ-32V electronic warfare systems by providing improved electronic support receivers and combat system interface. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $158.79M. Work is expected to be completed by September 2017.
September 5, 2014
12:43 EDTLMTLockheed Martin JLTV program completes government review
The Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV, program successfully completed the government's Production Readiness Review at the company's Ground Vehicle Assembly facility.
06:40 EDTLMTCanada to presumably purchase fighter jets from U.S. firms, Reuters says
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September 4, 2014
07:28 EDTLMTPentagon official says close to F-35 engine fix, Reuters says
Pentagon chief arms purchaser Frank Kendall said that the U.S. military is getting closer in figuring out how to fix the engine that fuels Lockheed Martin's (LMT) F-35 fighter jet, while Pratt & Whitney said it will pay to retrofit the 156 engines which were already delivered, according to Reuters, citing comments from Kendall. Pratt & Whitney is the United Technologies (UTX) division that manufacturers the engine. Reference Link
September 3, 2014
08:15 EDTLMTLockheed Martin dividend could surpass expectations, says Wells Fargo
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