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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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August 20, 2014
14:07 EDTLMTAstrotech Corporation to sell assets of Astrotech Space Operations business unit
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August 18, 2014
09:31 EDTLMTLockheed Martin receives contract from US Navy to test FROTIS exoskeletons
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August 15, 2014
18:06 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $232.8M government contract modification
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $232,794,734 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract. This modification provides for non-recurring sustainment activities, to include procurement of 19 training devices and 69 items of complex support equipment. Work is expected to be completed in June 2017. Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement funds and international partner funds in the amount of $232,794,734 will be obligated at time of award, $190,999,120 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity
August 14, 2014
10:01 EDTLMTGD C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies receives contract from Lockheed
General Dynamics (GD) C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies received a contract from Lockheed Martin (LMT) to design and build the ground structures and integrate the mechanical systems for the U.S. Air Force Space Fence program. The new advanced ground-based radar system will enhance the way the U.S. detects and tracks more than 100K orbiting objects in space and increase the ability to prevent space-based collisions. The improved situational awareness will help protect space-based assets like the International Space Station from potential collisions that could severely damage, disable or destroy it. Construction of the Space Fence ground system will begin mid-2015 on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The U.S. Air Force contract value awarded to Lockheed Martin is greater than $910M.
August 12, 2014
09:22 EDTLMTLockheed Martin names Brian Colan as Chief Accounting Officer
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August 11, 2014
06:50 EDTLMTJason Communications to sponsor a symposium
17th Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium to be held in Huntsville, Alabama on August 11-14.
August 8, 2014
18:02 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $193.6M government contract modification
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, has been awarded a $193,610,317 modification to previously awarded contract number HQ0276-10-C-0001 for procurement of necessary material, equipment, and supplies to conduct the technical engineering to define, develop, integrate and test Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 4.1 and 5.0 Capability Upgrade baselines through their respective certifications. This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $2,002,542,722 from $1,808,932,405. Work will be performed at Moorestown, New Jersey, with an expected completion date of May 31, 2016. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $19,500,000 are being obligated at time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
August 7, 2014
17:41 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $124.6M government contract
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August 6, 2014
17:34 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $116.72M government contract modification
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