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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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July 23, 2014
06:23 EDTLMTAirbus group submits bid as Denmark looks to replace F-16s, WSJ reports
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July 22, 2014
11:03 EDTLMTFord announces retirement of Chief Technical Officer Mascarenas
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09:08 EDTLMTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Chipotle (CMG), up 10.7%... Crocs (CROX), up 5%... Lockheed Martin (LMT), up 1.4%. ALSO HIGHER: GreenHunter Resources (GRH), up 10.3% after announcing intent to form MLP... TG Therapeutics (TGTX), up 9.5% after reporting Q2 results, preclinical study results, price target on shares raised to $19 from $13 at Brean Capital... FuelCell (FCEL), up 5.4% after announcing German government support, EUR 4.9M in research awards... Apache (APA), up 5.2% after Bloomberg says activist investor JANA Partners disclosed $1B position in the stock. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Harley-Davidson (HOG), down 4.1%... Travelers (TRV), down 3.4%... McDonald's (MCD), down 2.3%... Coca-Cola (KO), down 2.5%. ALSO LOWER: Amazon.com (AMZN), down 1% following downgrade to Neutral rating at Citigroup.
07:30 EDTLMTLockheed Martin reports Q2 Aeronautics sales up 13% to $3.86B
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07:27 EDTLMTLockheed Martin raises FY14 EPS to $10.85-$11.15 from $10.50-$10.80
FY14 EPS consensus of $10.96; Backs FY14 revenue to $44B-$45.5B, consensus $44.77B; Backs FY14 orders 41.5B-$43B; Raises FY14 cash from operations to approximately $4.8B from $4.7B
07:25 EDTLMTLockheed Martin reports Q2 EPS $2.76, consensus $2.66
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July 21, 2014
15:30 EDTLMTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Verizon (VZ), consensus 90c; Coca-Cola (KO), consensus 63c; Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 72c; United Technologies (UTX), consensus $1.70; McDonald's (MCD), consensus $1.44; Altria Group (MO), consensus 66c; du Pont (DD), consensus $1.17; Lockheed Martin (LMT), consensus $2.66; Kimberly-Clark (KMB), consensus $1.50; Travelers (TRV), consensus $2.07; Ingersoll-Rand (IR), consensus $1.11; State Street (STT), consensus $1.26; TD Ameritrade (AMTD), consensus 34c; Harley-Davidson (HOG), consensus $1.46; Polaris Industries (PII), consensus $1.39; Crocs (CROX), consensus 31c.
09:31 EDTLMTLockheed to provide mission, flight crew operations support to NASA
As part of an SGT-led team, Lockheed Martin will provide mission and flight crew operations support to NASA for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. These support services within the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II are critical to the operation of all NASA human spaceflight missions. Under IMOC II, Lockheed Martin will provide expertise to support mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller training and real-time mission execution at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Lockheed Martin also will provide ground-based human spaceflight services for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, for which Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor, and new commercial cargo vehicles.
July 18, 2014
17:27 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $564.7M government contract modification
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July 17, 2014
06:41 EDTLMTDefense Department to seek rival bids for satellite launches, WSJ reports
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July 16, 2014
08:03 EDTLMTLockheed Martin receives letter of intent for up to 10 LM-100J freighters
Lockheed Martin signed a Letter of Intent with ASL Aviation Group for an order of up to 10 LM-100J commercial freighters, a civil-certified variant of the C-130J Super Hercules .
July 15, 2014
18:41 EDTLMTF-35 Farnborough debut cancelled due to engine fire, WSJ says
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11:21 EDTLMTLockheed Martin opens U.K. space technology office
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07:17 EDTLMTFarnborough International to hold air show
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06:56 EDTLMTU.S. officials remove grounding order for Lockheed F-35s, Reuters says
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July 14, 2014
17:21 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $278.65M government contract modification
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12:46 EDTLMTBAE goes against Lockheed for $10B F-16 revamp work, Reuters says
BAE Systems (BAESY) anticipates to win more than half of the $10B market to upgrade F-16 fighter jets, saying its cost-effective offering could give it a leg-up in the fight against Lockheed Martin (LMT), according to Reuters, citing comments from BAE Systems' vice president for global fighter programs John Bean. Reference Link
11:01 EDTLMTLockheed Martin receives $212M contract
Lockheed Martin received a contract award recently totaling $212M from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Maintenance & Surveillance services to U.S. and international PAC-3 customers from the Missile Support Center. These Maintenance and Surveillance services will begin immediately at Lockheed Martin facilities in the U.S.
06:37 EDTLMTLockheed Martin to invet on offshoot of joint strike fighter program, WSJ says
Lockheed Martin is set to invest in a new offshoot of its C-130J military transport plane called SeaHerc in a push for more export orders, reports the Wall Street Journal. In an interview, CEO Marillyn Hewson said the company is trying to interest countries such as Canada and the U.K., saying that they are in the midst of discussions with customers with "strong interest in the capability." Reference Link
July 13, 2014
16:40 EDTLMTDefense officials see no systematic flaws in Lockheed F-35, Bloomberg says
U.S defense officials see no broad safety issues with Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after an engine fire resulted in the grounding of the fleet, says Bloomberg. Reference Link

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