Northrop Grumman Corporation
(NYSE:NOC) most recently reported an actual EPS for the quarter of $2.18 for the period ending on 2015-12-31. Before the release, street analysts polled by JBVEF NEWS Research had a consensus quarterly EPS estimate of $1.99. The gap between the numbers resulted in a surprise factor of 9.55%. The company’s present impact score is 85. A stock may be more likely to see movement on reported news with a higher impact score. According to Beta Research, the stock currently has a news sentiment score of 0.201. On a scale between 1 and -1, a positive score tends to portray a favorable view of company results by news outlets. The opposite is the case for a negative sentiment score.
Taking a quick look at where the stock might be headed, analysts have a consensus price target of $196.888 on the shares. The most bullish brokerage firm has a $230 target, while the most bearish sees the stock headed towards $144. This is according to the 6 estimates taken into consideration by JBVEF NEWS Research.
In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2. This is according to a simplified scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell recommendation. There were 6 recommendations taking into account in order to arrive at this number. Of the 6, 4 have a Strong Buy rating and 1 rating it a Buy.
For the upcoming quarter, early predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $1.99 per share.