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15 Trending Stocks In Aerospace & Defense Industry

The Aerospace and Defense Industry is much challenged. This industry has experienced a large amount of uncertainty over the past few years. As the name implies this industry is comprised of two main markets. First is aerospace which is engaged in the production and sale of commercial aircraft, The second market is the Defense industry which played an important role in the nation’s security by providing military weapons, etc.

Despite facing uncertainty, the industry has also shown a sign of positive growth. There are few trends which became more and more prevalent from the past few years. The new emerging trends include Focus on low-risk digital innovation, increased modernization, and automated flight system. Let check out our few picks from the aerospace and defense industry:

Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX)

Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX) shares were trading up 1.53% at $53.14 at the time of writing on Thursday. Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX) share price went from a low point around $40.71 to briefly over $93.45 in the past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $53.14. RTX market cap has remained high, hitting $81.48B at the time of writing, giving it a price-to-sales ratio of more than 1.

Rosen Law firm has commenced the investigation against the Raytheon Technologies Corporation (RTX). RTX has been accused of sharing misleading business information with the investing public. If we look at the recent analyst rating RTX, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on RTX shares with an Overweight rating and a $77.28 price target, which implies room for 24.14% upside momentum this year.

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) last closed at $148.29, in a 52-week range of $89.00 to $375.60. It has traded up 66.62% from its 52-weeks low and traded down -60.52% from its 52-weeks high.  Analysts have a consensus price target of $177.36. The Boeing Company (BA) has dumped its new bonds to repay nearly $3 billion of debt.  The Boeing Company market cap has remained high, hitting $84.56 Billion at the time of writing.

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPCE)

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) stock soar by 4.00% to $18.18. The most recent rating by Goldman, on October 23, 2020, is at a Neutral. Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. (SPCE) share has fluctuated between the 52-weeks low and high of $6.90 and $42.49, respectively. It has traded up 163.48% from its 52-weeks low and traded down -57.21% from its 52-weeks high.

Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)

Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ) shares headed rising, higher as much as 0.48%. The most recent rating by Morgan Stanley, on August 11, 2020, is at an Underweight. Embraer S.A. (ERJ) has disclosed previously that it has delivered a total of 28 jets in the third quarter of 2020. Its 28 jets include seven commercial aircraft and 21  executive jets (19 light and 2 large).

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC)

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC) fall -17.28% after losing more than -$0.42 on Thursday. Astrotech Corporation (ASTC) has disclosed that it has signed agreements with several institutional investors for the purchase and sale of 2,887,906 shares of Astrotech’s common stock, at a purchase price of $2.15 per share, in a registered direct offering priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPR)

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. (SPR) last closed at $18.55, in a 52-week range of $13.69 to $92.81. Analysts have a consensus price target of $22.00. Bombardier and Spirit AeroSystems have earlier changed the Terms of Purchase Agreement, reduce net proceeds purchase price to $275 Million, and anticipate to close on Oct. 30, 2020

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT)

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) shares headed rising, higher as much as 6.17% after Textron Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results. The most recent rating by Cowen, on October 01, 2020, is at a Market perform. Textron Inc. (TXT) share price went from a low point of around $20.26 to briefly over $51.53 in the past 52 weeks. TXT market cap has remained high, hitting $7.70 billion at the time of writing.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT)

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) rose 0.45% after gaining more than $1.58 on Thursday. Earlier, Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) F-35 fighter jets have gained green sales from the US Department of the State. The State Department revealed that it gave permission to LMT for the sale of F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates.

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) 

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) last closed at $131.32, in a 52-week range of $100.55 to $190.08. Analysts have a consensus price target of $167.05. General Dynamics Corporation (GD) has revealed the third quarter 2020 financial results. It has reported net earnings of $834 million and diluted EPS of $2.90.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) shares headed falling, lower as much as -0.43% after Sanmina Corporation Invites You To Join Its Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2020 Earnings Conference Call. The most recent rating by RBC Capital Mkts, on October 06, 2020, is at an Outperform.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) stock soar by 0.73% to $19.38 after Kratos Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results. The most recent rating by JP Morgan, on September 22, 2020, is at a Neutral. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (KTOS) has a total market capitalization of $2.36 billion at the time of writing.

Triumph Group Inc. (NYSE: TGI)

Triumph Group Inc. (NYSE: TGI) stock soar by 2.69% to $6.48. The most recent rating by JP Morgan, on August 12, 2020, is at an Underweight. Triumph Group Inc. (TGI) announced that it is scheduled to release the second-quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings on November 5, 2020. It has earlier got the extended GSE Operation Contract From Boeing.

L3Harris Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LHX)

L3Harris Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LHX) rose 1.01% after gaining more than $1.63 on Thursday. L3Harris Technologies Inc. (LHX) has received the $82 million full-rate production order for its new Falcon IV® AN/PRC-167 multi-channel manpack radio from U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Air Industries Group (AMEX: AIRI)

Air Industries Group (AMEX: AIRI) last closed at $1.03, in a 52-week range of $0.60 to $3.36. Air Industries Group (AIRI) has earlier disclosed its results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. Sales for the third quarter were approximately $ 13.7 million, increasing $ 5.2 million or 61% compared to the second quarter during the height of the pandemic.

Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: SWBI)

Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: SWBI) stock soar by 2.06% to $17.83. The most recent rating by Aegis Capital, on September 24, 2020, is at a Buy. Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. (SWBI) share price went from a low point around $4.24 to briefly over $22.40 in the past 52 weeks. SWBI market cap has remained high, hitting $993.13 million at the time of writing.

 

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