Wilting Metrics Drop Lockheed Martin (LMT) to Buy

LMT stock a buy in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader


Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) is a component of the 54 company Aerospace & Defense GICS industry group, which is a segment of the 555 company GICS Industrials sector. LMT's market value is $90.6 billion which falls in the top 10% of its industry group. Portfolio Grader's current ranking for LMT puts it 11 among the 54 companies in this industry group, putting in the top quartile; in the top quartile of the sector with a ranking of 61 among the 555 companies in the sector, and number 659 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks LMT as a Buy. The methods for investing incorporated in this tool, developed by Louis Navellier, assesses and ranks approximately 5,000 stocks each week from a fundamental and quantitative perspective. LMT has been downgraded from a Strong Buy to a Buy in the last week.

The Industrials sector is ranked number 9 among the 12 sectors in the Portfolio Grader universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Aerospace & Defense industry group is ranked 34 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

LMT has received above-average scores in 3 of the 8 fundamental areas appraised by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average grades in 5 of the areas used in the ranking of company stocks.

The company's operational scores are below the industry norms for sales growth, operating margin, and earnings growth. Scores for visibility of earnings are mixed, with a ranking for earnings surprises and earnings momentum that are worse than average, while the score for earnings revisions is better than average. LMT's scores for cash flow and return on equity are appreciably better than its industry group average. Based on these fundamental scores, Lockheed Martin places in the top half of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader quantitatively gauges LMT's shares using the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score. This metric looks at LMT's shares from the angle of risk/reward. This proprietary scoring methodology considers the relative value of the company's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Based on this risk/reward calculation, LMT currently scores well above-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.

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