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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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11:08 EDTLMTOshkosh upgraded after JLTV contract win, but BofA says 'sell the news'
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06:13 EDTLMTBAE Systems loses multibillion dollar bid to build new Humvee, U.K. Times says
BAE Systems (BAESY) has lost out on a bid to build new Humvees for the U.S. Army, The U.K. Times. The Army selected Oshkosh (OSK) for the $6.7B contract over BAE, which was part of a consortium led by Lockheed Martin (LMT), and AM General, which built the original Humvees. Reference Link
August 24, 2015
08:33 EDTLMTOrbital ATK signs contract with Lockheed to produce propellant tanks
Orbital ATK (OA) announced that it recently signed a contract with Lockheed Martin (LMT) to produce propellant and pressurant tanks for Lockheed Martin's updated A2100 satellite platform. The five-year contract continues a 20-year relationship between Orbital ATK and Lockheed Martin for satellite fuel tanks produced by the company's Space Systems Group in Commerce, California. Under this new contract, which extends through March 2020, Orbital ATK will produce all of the modernized A2100 flight sets for the next five years.
August 20, 2015
10:00 EDTLMTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:51 EDTLMTLockheed Martin upgraded on free cash flow outlook at Sterne Agee CRT
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06:03 EDTLMTLockheed Martin upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT
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August 19, 2015
10:10 EDTLMTCiti says Army contract could be worth $30B, ups Oshkosh to Buy
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August 18, 2015
10:01 EDTLMTMaterion announces initial delivery of AlBeCast castings to Lockheed Martin
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August 17, 2015
09:29 EDTLMTLockheed Martin and Weibel Scientific partner for ballistic missile project
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