5 Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 4, 2012 9:09 am

5 Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Buy Now

This week, five Aerospace and Defense stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR[2]) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Spirit AeroSystems Holdingsis engaged in designing and manufacturing of commercial aero structures and systems. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth and Earnings Momentum, SPR also gets A’s. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPR stock[3].

This week, Honeywell‘s (NYSE:HON[4]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Honeywell International is a worldwide diversified technology and manufacturing company providing aerospace products and services, control, sensing and security technologies, turbochargers, automotive products, specialty chemicals, electronic and advanced materials, process technology for refining and petrochemicals, and energy efficient products and solutions. Shares of HON have increased 5.7% over the past month, better than the 2.7% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HON stock[5].

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC[6]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Northrop provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. The current dividend yield is 2.2%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOC stock[7].

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT[8]) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Lockheed Martin is a global security company that primarily researches, designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates advanced technology products and services. The stock has a dividend yield of 4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LMT stock[9].

This is a strong week for Astronics (NASDAQ:ATRO[10]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Astronics is a supplier of products to the aerospace and defense industries. Investors have pushed the stock price up 8.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATRO stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[12] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[13].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. SPR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPR
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPR
  4. HON: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HON
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HON stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HON
  6. NOC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOC
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOC
  8. LMT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LMT
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LMT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LMT
  10. ATRO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATRO
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATRO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATRO
  12. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  13. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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