Lockheed Martin (LMT) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.15

News stories about Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lockheed Martin earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.0629188452589 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Lockheed Martin (NYSE LMT) traded down $0.47 on Friday, reaching $360.53. 1,082,647 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,670,000. Lockheed Martin has a 52-week low of $263.18 and a 52-week high of $363.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $102,960.00, a PE ratio of 27.25, a PEG ratio of 3.18 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a current ratio of 1.38, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -22.19.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The aerospace company reported $4.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.06 by $0.24. Lockheed Martin had a net margin of 3.92% and a return on equity of 354.55%. The firm had revenue of $15.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.72 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $3.25 earnings per share. Lockheed Martin’s quarterly revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Lockheed Martin will post 15.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a $2.00 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $8.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.22%. Lockheed Martin’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 60.47%.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on LMT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lockheed Martin from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $314.00 price objective on shares of Lockheed Martin and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Vetr cut shares of Lockheed Martin from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $332.40 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Lockheed Martin in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Lockheed Martin from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $372.53.

In related news, insider Richard F. Ambrose sold 7,517 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $357.89, for a total value of $2,690,259.13. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Dale P. Bennett sold 2,000 shares of Lockheed Martin stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $313.75, for a total transaction of $627,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 28,517 shares of company stock valued at $9,905,819. 0.39% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Lockheed Martin Company Profile

Lockheed Martin Corporation is a security and aerospace company. The Company operates through four segments. Aeronautics segment is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, support and upgrade of military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles and related technologies.

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