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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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February 25, 2015
12:31 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded two Navy contracts totalling $90M
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February 24, 2015
17:19 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $129M government contract modification
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February 23, 2015
13:30 EDTLMTIsrael to purchase another 14 of Lockheed Martin's F-35s, Globes says
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06:42 EDTLMTLockheed Martin to pay $62M to settle retirement plan lawsuit, WSJ says
Lockheed Martin will pay $62M to settle a civil suit alleging its 401(k) plan charged unreasonable fees, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing legal filings and company statements. As part of the settlement, Lockheed will also have to submit monthly evaluations of certain aspects of its plan, offer new low-cost funds, and solicit bids from at least three large firms to serve as administrative managers of the company's retirement plans. Reference Link
February 19, 2015
09:38 EDTLMTLockheed Martin says getting 'very excited' for laser weapon development
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09:13 EDTLMTLockheed says international growth would still be fairly healthy excluding F-35
Lockheed says F-35 makes up "lion's share" of growth internationally and domestically. Lockheed Martin CFO Bruce Tanner is speaking at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference.
07:46 EDTLMTAustralia opens bids for $8B armored vehicle defense contract, WSJ says
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05:55 EDTLMTLockheed Martin on track to cut cost of F35 jets by 30%, Financial Times reports
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February 18, 2015
16:06 EDTLMTLockheed Martin names Dana Jackson as Chief Technology Officer
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