Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)- Frontline Active Stocks in Broker Choice: 3M Company (NYSE:MMM)

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -0.56% to close at $251.69 with the total traded volume of 2.5 Million shares. Donald Trump widened his attack on defense contractors, slamming Lockheed Martin Corp’s (LMT) F-35 fighter jet program as too expensive as aides to the president-elect said he intends to keep pushing to cut the costs of military hardware.

Trump’s latest Twitter broadside sent defense shares tumbling and fanned concerns that the incoming administration will reduce defense contractors’ profit margins and cut broader federal spending, threatening U.S. factory jobs even as Trump promises to boost manufacturing employment. “The F-35 program and cost is out of control,” Trump said on Twitter, echoing campaign promises to cut waste in federal spending. “Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th.” The firm has institutional ownership of 80.60%, while insider ownership included 0.03%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 1.59. LMT attains analyst recommendation of 2.20 with week performance of -5.38%.

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -0.45% to traded at $178.83 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.04%. Technology company, 3M Co. (MMM) declared that it is well-positioned for success in 2017 and beyond. For the full-year 2017, the company expects earnings per share of $8.45 to $8.80, an increase of 4 to 8 percent, and organic local-currency sales growth of 1 to 3 percent.

On average, 17 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect earnings of $8.64 per share for the year 2017. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items. This is compared to fiscal 2016 forecast for earnings of $8.15 to $8.20, and organic local-currency sales growth to be approximately flat. The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.90 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 3.59 and price to cash ratio remained 40.54. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 41.70% and return on investment was 22.00% while its return on asset stayed at 14.80%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 1.03.


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