HII - Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

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Previous Close214.82
Open213.40
Bid212.83 x 900
Ask212.88 x 800
Day's Range212.18 - 214.40
52 Week Range173.80 - 262.32
Volume158,395
Avg. Volume290,609
Market Cap8.777B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.23
PE Ratio (TTM)13.09
EPS (TTM)16.22
Earnings DateNov 6, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield3.44 (1.60%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-29
1y Target Est242.69
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  • GlobeNewswire

    PHOTO RELEASE--Ingalls’ Eighth Annual “5K on the Causeway” Raises $50,000 for Special Olympics Mississippi

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division raised a record-breaking $25,000 for Special Olympics Mississippi during the company’s eighth annual “5K on the Causeway.” The race was held on Saturday on Singing River Island. “This 5K has become an event families along the Gulf Coast look forward to each fall,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Each year the race grows in size, and that not only benefits Special Olympics Mississippi, but our community as a whole.

  • GlobeNewswire

    PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Hosts Sen. Mazie Hirono at Newport News Shipbuilding

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) today hosted Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Hirono, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services’ Subcommittee on Seapower, which oversees all Navy shipbuilding programs, got a behind-the-scenes look at the new construction, overhaul and maintenance of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines, as well as current facility investments and the integration of digital technology across the shipyard. Accompanied by Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin and shipbuilders, Hirono visited several areas of the shipyard.

  • 10 Defense Stocks to Buy During Rising Geopolitical Tensions
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    10 Defense Stocks to Buy During Rising Geopolitical Tensions

    Editor's note: "10 Defense Stocks to Buy During Rising Geopolitical Tensions" was previously published in June 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.Remarkably, the Trump administration has not yet started a war despite multiple geopolitical flash points. On top of the ongoing trade war with China, the U.S. must contend with a number of tense situations. Therefore, defense stocks are particularly relevant now.Initially, this may sound like a strange statement to make. After all, even the most bullish investors will concede that this market rally has overextended itself. Thus, we should welcome a correction to work out some of the excess optimism. Under this environment, the best stocks to buy feature protective elements, such as strong track records of dividend payouts.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsObviously, defense stocks primarily take the term protection quite literally. But even though President Trump -- who is typically aggressive with his word choice and blunt with his delivery -- is uncharacteristically quiet about certain geopolitical situations, don't mistake that for an immediately peaceful resolution. We have many problems that will require a big stick, and perhaps the capacity to wield it.For instance, the situation in Iran may soon reach a fever-pitch. Trump opted to hit the country with economic sanctions in response to Iran downing an American military drone.But in response, Iranian President Rouhani called the White House "mentally handicapped." Outraged, Trump threatened to obliterate parts of Iran if they attacked any more American assets. That is just begging for an uptick in defense stocks. * 7 CBD Stocks to Buy That Are Still Worth Your Investment Dollars Iran is just one of several geopolitical flashpoints. And behind each one looms Russia, supporting interests antithetical to our own. Again, this situation is begging for a defense-industry rally. Here are the 10 best stocks to buy in this sector: Lockheed Martin (LMT)Source: Shutterstock Several factors support the robust lift in Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) shares this year. But one of those factors is that among defense stocks, Lockheed Martin represents the military's front face. Most folks are familiar with the company's F-35 Lightning II. However, Lockheed is the backbone for America's squadrons of fighter jets, bombers, and multi-functional aircraft.At this stage, many may feel it's vital for the U.S. to show some muscle, which in turn benefits LMT stock. First, the U.S. has lost significant credibility on the world stage.Our sudden weakness in foreign policy isn't without consequences. Surely, it has inspired Russia to throw its weight around, realizing the penalties for belligerence is minimal. Thus, I like LMT stock to rise higher. Northrop Grumman (NOC)Source: Steve Jurvetson via Flickr (modified)Although seemingly less celebrated than Lockheed Martin in the public space, Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) is no lightweight. In fact, Northrop is one of the most critical defense stocks to buy due to its highly guarded proprietary technologies. That attribute will play a key role, especially in this atmosphere.One of the reasons why I like NOC stock for the long haul is its upcoming B-21 Raider stealth bomber jet. According to the company's information, the B-21 can penetrate the toughest air defenses and strike targets anywhere in the world. The idea that a precision payload can arrive at someone's doorsteps should be a significant deterrent. * 7 Momentum Stocks to Buy On the Dip Ultimately, that's a net positive for NOC stock. Boeing (BA)Source: WikimediaIt's easy to forget that Boeing (NYSE:BA) is actually one of the best stocks to buy in the defense industry. Right now, the main focus is how the company will navigate the minefield that is the Boeing 737 Max jetliner. After two fatal crashes linked to the aircraft's faulty software, BA stock took a beating.But with each passing day, the controversy fades slightly more into the background. Eventually, like most controversies involving publicly traded companies, the 737 Max will become a footnote. Right now, though, BA stock is an undervalued play in the defense sector.In addition to the B-1B Lancer, Boeing manufacturers the F-15 and F/A-18 Super Hornet, which the Air Force and Navy deploys, respectively. Although these two fighter jets don't generate headlines like the advanced F-35, they're considerably cheaper. If we dive further into a conflict, resources will be limited.Thus, Boeing is still very much relevant among defense stocks. Raytheon (RTN)Source: Shutterstock A key reason why no nation has attacked the U.S. in modern times is its ability to respond from anywhere. Among defense stocks, that attribute is no more emblematic than in shares of Raytheon (NYSE:RTN).Famous for the Tomahawk cruise missile, Raytheon leads in offensive weapons capabilities.However, so much has changed in the military space since the Tomahawk came out. With our adversaries making significant progress in electronic warfare, it's imperative that Raytheon also take the lead in defensive technologies. They're doing exactly that with their Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band, or NGJ MB.When it becomes operational in 2022, the NGJ MB will allow our aircraft to fly deeper into enemy territory. This allows our forces to establish air superiority, deliver weapons payloads, and support the troops on the ground. * 7 Discount Retail Stocks to Buy for a Recession Raytheon's comprehensive approach to defense makes RTN stock an easy buy. Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)Source: WikipediaNaval warfare is as old as war itself. Nevertheless, it is still one of the most relevant and crucial components of our armed forces.Whenever a foreign conflict breaks out, the U.S. Navy can respond with alarming speed thanks to its unprecedented fleet. But to keep this pace up requires ships, and that's where Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) and HII stock comes in.As America's largest military shipbuilding company, Huntington Ingalls is easily one of the defense sector's best stocks to buy. Several naval warships are aging badly, requiring multiple replacements. HII stands to benefit significantly from the order stream. Indeed, they're backlogged with requests, which is naturally positive for HII stock.Also, this is a great opportunity to show some love for the U.S. Coast Guard, which HII also serves. The overlooked maritime service, the Coast Guard directly defends our territorial waters. Thus, their operations are intricately linked to our overall security umbrella. TransDigm Group (TDG)Source: Shutterstock In some ways, defense stocks are glamorous investments. Whenever a conflict breaks out, the underlying companies' products are on full display in the national news media.That said, one of the best stocks to buy within the broader security network is TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG). Hardly a household name, TDG stock likewise doesn't get much airtime. It should, though, as shares are up over 40% year-to-date.If further tensions arise, expect TDG stock to build off this rally. That's because TransDigm operates in the background, specializing in seemingly mundane aerospace components, such as pumps, valves, and actuators. Not exactly Tom Clancy material, I concede. * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now However, it's these small details that keep our military machinery running. It's one of the reasons why the U.S. is a superpower. Leidos (LDOS)Source: Jarek Tuszyński via Wikimedia (Modified)Currently, most defense stocks are kinetic. What I mean is that their underlying "products" deliver brute-force impact on both hard and soft targets. From a purely guttural level, nothing gets the point across more than a kinetic response.However, the warfare of tomorrow will increasingly shift toward the digital realm. This is actually a more sinister pathway, allowing military forces to conquer societies without leveling infrastructures; thus, they can use said infrastructures for their own good. It's a terrifying scenario, one that Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) helps to ensure we stay on the right side of.Simply from a technical point of view, LDOS stock is one of the best stocks to buy anywhere. On a year-to-date basis, Leidos shares have gained over 50%. More impressively, the ride up is almost linear.So what makes LDOS stock so compelling? Leidos has many specialties, including cybersecurity. Cyberwarfare represents one of the easiest ways for our enemies to wreak havoc. To prevent this, Leidos deploys next-generation threat assessment and response measures. Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH)For defense stocks to stay relevant, the underlying organizations must address the threats of tomorrow. What keeps the military brass up at night is not necessarily the kinetic threat, as we previously mentioned. Instead, it's the digital realm that could render the most damage without shedding any blood.The reason why cyber-threats are so worrisome to our security forces is that they're often asymmetric. Under the kinetic framework, we have an obvious adversary: the Kremlin, which wages war against us online.It sounds like science-fiction but it's becoming a frightening reality. To ensure that we stay above this next-gen threat, Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) deploys an offensive cybersecurity platform. Rather than wait for a threat to strike, this system actively hunts them down. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market Consequently, BAH stock is one of the best stocks to buy in the defense arena. On a YTD basis, shares are up over 50%. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS)Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Iran's downing of an American military drone -- with conflicting reports about where it happened -- may well go down as the catalyst for a new Middle Eastern conflict.But in the future, this embarrassing incident may become a relic of a bygone era. That's because companies like Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) are developing the next wave of advanced drones. Unlike prior iterations, these drones will carry offensive payloads: in other words, they have the ability to punch back, deterring any shenanigans.What will drive KTOS stock higher is the company's XQ-58 Valkyrie. Small and nimble, the Valkyrie can carry a 550-pound payload. Better yet, they're designed with economy in mind. Therefore, these drones can achieve air superiority with minimal cost and no loss of life (for our service members). Olin (OLN)As I mentioned above, defense stocks will increasingly focus on digital threats. However, that doesn't mean the kinetic element will go away. It's not just a matter of imposing our will on belligerent states. Rather, the kinetic approach is usually the cheapest.That's why I don't think you should ignore organizations like Olin (NYSE:OLN). A chemicals specialist, OLN stock has significant exposure to the defense industry. Earlier this year, the U.S. Army awarded Olin with an $85 million contract to provide small-caliber ammunition.Although that's small potatoes, I expect Olin to consistently pick up these types of contracts. Relatively speaking, small-caliber ammunition is dirt cheap to produce. Also, with the company's Winchester brand, they can service the consumer market as well. * 7 Deeply Discounted Energy Stocks to Buy Considering that we have more guns than people in the U.S., that's a strong incentive to buy OLN stock.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy for a Dovish Fed * 7 Stocks That Insiders Are Buying * 5 High-Price Stocks to Buy Worthy of Your Portfolio The post 10 Defense Stocks to Buy During Rising Geopolitical Tensions appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Goldman Says These 9 Stocks Can Lead Even As Recession Signals Grow
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  • A Close Look At Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.’s (NYSE:HII) 16% ROCE
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  • Goldman Sachs: Our 3 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy Now
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    Goldman Sachs: Our 3 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy Now

    Defense is defensive. And that makes defense stocks a perfect choice for the current climate. So says Goldman Sachs. Its chief US equity strategist David Kostin has just revealed that the firm is recommending aerospace and defense stocks right now. Indeed, the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (ITA) is currently trading up 28% year-to-date. That’s versus the S&P 500’s 19% year-to-date gain, and 15% year-to-date return from the Dow Jones.“During the past 10 years, Aerospace & Defense has been least sensitive to US and global economic growth across Industrials subsectors,” Kostin stated. He notes that these stocks tend to outperform the S&P 500 when the economy narrowly avoids a recession. What’s more, these stocks have the added benefit of “the lowest exposure to China”- a key selling point given the ongoing US-China trade tensions. With that in mind, let’s now dive in to three top aerospace and defense stocks singled out by Goldman Sachs for “the lowest reported sales to Asia Pacific”: 1\. TransDigm Group Inc (TDG)First up TransDigm- one of the best aerospace stocks out there. The company is a leading supplier of highly engineered aircraft equipment found on nearly all commercial and military aircraft today. Boosted by a strong fiscal third quarter, shares are already rallying an impressive 60% year-to-date. TransDigm reported FQ3 earnings of $4.95 per share, sailing past the Street's $4.30 consensus, thanks to 11.8% organic sales growth. In addition, the company also announced a special one-off dividend of $30 per share. “TDG will still have sizable ($2-3B+) dry powder for M&A/special dividends after the $30/sh special dividend is paid circa 8/23” cheered Cowen Co’s Gautam Khanna on the news. “Management indicates an active M&A pipeline, but of smaller assets. Thus, we would not be surprised if TDG announces additional special dividends in F20” the analyst continued. Indeed, TDG has a pattern of cashing out on similar generous dividends, including a one-time $22 per share dividend in 2017. Meanwhile Credit Suisse analyst Robert Spingarn noted encouraging progress with TDG’s integration of its $4 billion purchase of Esterline Technologies. “ESL begins to emerge from the chrysalis” the analyst wrote, adding “after the first full quarter of ownership, ESL [is] already tracking higher than anticipated, with revenues +9%.” As a result, Spingarn hiked his price target from $539 to $617. Similarly Goldman Sachs analyst Noah Poponak boosted his price target from $547 all the way to $623 on August 7. This Street-high price target indicates further upside potential of 21%. The analyst only recently reinstated coverage of TDG, citing significant recurring revenue, consistent and high margins, as well as strong cash generation and deployment. As we can see here 9 out of 11 analysts covering TDG in the last three months rate the stock a buy- hence the Strong Buy Street consensus. Meanwhile, the $588 average analyst price target translates into 15% upside potential. 2\. Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII)Welcome to HII- America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of services both the government and industry. Shares dropped 8.45% in August following disappointing Q2 results- but the Street is staying firmly onside. For instance, Alembic Global’s Peter Skibitski upgraded Huntington Ingalls to Buy from Hold on August 5, describing the weakness as a buying opportunity.Meanwhile, five-star Cowen & Co analyst Gautam Khanna reiterated his HII buy rating following earnings, with a $250 price target (16% upside potential). Execution concerns are fair but overblown says Khanna writing: “While execution has been choppy, it appears isolated to a few, idiosyncratic issues vs. a wholesale unwind.” In particular, a 1x item ($12MM forward loss at Technical Solutions) made up 40% of the 14% EPS miss.Looking forward the analyst believes there is cause for optimism, writing, “HII appears close to a shipbuilding margin uptick, and investor sentiment is awful, factors that keep us interested in this transitioning story.” For instance, management affirmed its 9-10% shipbuilding margin target in 2020, and indicated that this level is sustainable in 2021+. 3\. Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC)With annual revenue in excess of $30 billion, NOC is one of the world's largest weapons manufacturers and military technology providers. And Goldman Sachs isn’t the only firm singling Northrop out right now. Shares popped 2% after Morgan Stanley analyst Rajeev Lalwani upgraded NOC from Hold to Buy, terming it the “best long-cycle play.” That’s with a bullish $418 price target (up from just $335 previously), indicating upside potential of 18% from current levels. In fact, year-to-date shares have already surged 45%. “We remain constructive on defense stocks and believe they are a good place to be,” the analyst told investors. Turning to Northrop specifically, he explained: "growing sales visibility through the mid-2020s from a two-year budget deal pairs well with [valuation] amid uncertainty." According to Lalwani, NOC is "the best way to play the long-term strategic priorities of the U.S. government." He sees accelerating NOC profit margins and sales growth driving better than expected earnings. "We believe NOC is well positioned given its longer duration capability and high-end technology focus, inflecting revenue and margins, portfolio shaping potential (via Technology Services), and an easing investment cycle that supports one of the highest FCF yields come 2021 at ~8%” the analyst wrote. Find analysts’ favorite 'Strong Buy' stocks with the Top Analysts’ Stocks tool

  • GlobeNewswire

    PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Appoints New Vice President of Business Development for Nuclear and Environmental Services Business

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 09, 2019 -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Bret Griebenow has been named vice president of business development for.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Huntington among companies awarded U.S. govt. contract potentially valued at $17 bln

    U.S. nuclear-powered ship maker Huntington Ingalls Industries said on Thursday it was among the 16 companies awarded an intelligence analysis contract by the U.S. government. The contract has a potential value of $17 billion and a base period of five years, the company said. Huntington will provide a wide range of analytic and operational support services to the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency as part of the contract.

  • GlobeNewswire

    Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Intelligence Analysis Contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Technical Solutions division is one of 16 companies awarded a contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to provide a wide range of analytic and operational support services. “Critical readiness of our defense intelligence enterprise demands unique expertise and advanced technology solutions,” said Garry Schwartz, president of Technical Solutions’ Mission Driven Innovative Solutions group. In addition to the DIA, HII currently supports the intelligence requirements of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Air Forces-Europe, U.S. European Command, U.S. Central Command and the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

  • GlobeNewswire

    PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Initial Sea Trials of Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 31, 2019 -- Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division successfully completed the initial sea trials on the newest.

  • Huntington Ingalls (HII) Down 2.8% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?
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    Huntington Ingalls (HII) Down 2.8% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

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  • The Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) Share Price Is Up 102% And Shareholders Are Boasting About It
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  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII): Are Analysts Right About The Drop In Earnings?
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    Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII): Are Analysts Right About The Drop In Earnings?

    As Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) released its latest earnings announcement on 30 June 2019, analyst...

  • GlobeNewswire

    PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes At Shipyards

    Premo Sabbatini has been promoted to vice president of central planning and process excellence at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Sabbatini will transition from Ingalls’ amphibious assault ship (LHA) program, where he is the program manager, later this year.

  • 3 Safe Haven Defense and Aerospace Stocks to Buy
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    3 Safe Haven Defense and Aerospace Stocks to Buy

    On August 8, J.P. Morgan released a report that presented opportunities for investors despite heightened tensions regarding the trade war. Top analyst, Seth Seifman, writes, “Defense is a haven again. Defense stocks have outperformed recently due in part to their relative immunity to macroeconomic risks, including China trade, falling interest rates and currency fluctuation.” Amid all the economic uncertainty, defense and aerospace stocks have generally held up. For example, Raytheon Company (RTN) gained 4% in the last five days and Leidos Holdings, Inc. (LDOS) is up 1.5% over the same time period. Using TipRanks, we found 3 stocks in the defense and aerospace sector that analysts believe represent compelling investment opportunities. Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)The first stock on our list is military shipbuilding company, Huntington Ingalls. Despite its underperformance at the beginning of 2019, Seifman believes HII has pulled off a turnaround. “The stock has recovered from other earnings disappointments this year, and with the long-term outlook little changed, risk-reward looks attractive,” he wrote in the report. HII has a backlog of contracts worth $40 billion, assuming all the contracts are executed. The company is also expecting to get a boost from the Navy’s increased need for unmanned undersea vehicles. “Overall, we think unmanned space is going to fundamentally change the Navy going forward. The intent to try to make ships more lethal, from the Navy standpoint, is something we’re paying closer attention to,” CEO Mike Petters said on August 1. Investors got good news that same day when HII announced that its John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier would launch later this year, several months ahead of schedule. Alembic Global analyst, Peter Skibitski, agrees that despite a lackluster performance in Q2, HII represents a compelling investment opportunity. On August 5, he upgraded the stock to a Buy stating, “The stock's pullback following the company's Q2 report an opportunity for investors.” Skibitski boasts an 82% success rate and gets an average return of 19% per rating. Five-star analyst, Robert Spingarn, thinks that HII’s long-term growth narrative remains unchanged. On August 2, he reiterated his Buy rating and lowered the price target from $252 to $241. Despite the price target cut, Spingarn believes share prices could surge by 15% over the next twelve months. The Credit Suisse analyst has a 70% success rate and a 17% average return per rating. The rest of the Street is bullish on this defense stock. HII has a ‘Strong Buy’ analyst consensus and a $246 average price target, suggesting 17% upside potential. Boeing Company (BA)While Boeing is widely known for its commercial airplanes, a substantial portion of its revenue is generated from the defense and space segments of the business. On July 23, the company reported that its defense and space programs reached $6.6 billion, up 8% year-over-year. Management pointed to higher volume across derivative aircraft, satellites and weapons as the reason for the gain. An increase on sale of property and lower cost growth on the KC-46 Tanker program drove the operating margin expansion of 850 basis points or 15% year-over-year. BA’s legacy fighter jets such as the F/A-18 and F-15 are still in production and are constantly being updated. It’s building the MQ-25 Stingray aerial-refueling drone as well as the P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for the Navy and the KC-46 refueling tanker for the Air Force. The company has also made significant investments in its space programs with its Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner that will ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. Its Space Launch System is expected to be the most powerful rocket in history. Top analyst, Andrew Gollan, believes that the noise from past controversies is fading into the background. On August 6, he reiterated his Buy rating and lowered his price target from $415 to $400. Even with the price drop, Gollan thinks share prices could jump 19% over the next twelve months. Another analyst, Robert Stallard, reiterated his Buy rating and $413 price target on BA after the better than expected Q2 results. The Vertical Research analyst believes share prices could gain 22% over the next twelve months. “The 777X news is not wholly unexpected given the reported issues with the GE9X, but we think getting the plane certified for delivery less than one year after first flight is very optimistic,” he added on July 24. Stallard has a 68% success rate and gets an average return of 10% per rating. The Street is also bullish on BA. It has a ‘Strong Buy’ analyst consensus and a $432 average price target, suggesting 28% upside. TransDigm Group Inc. (TDG)The last stock on our list takes on more of a background role, producing less exciting aerospace components such as valves, actuators and pumps. However, analysts tell investors not to underestimate TDG. It’s up 60% year-to-date, with more growth expected to come. Over the last four quarters, TDG has surpassed consensus estimates for EPS. On August 6, the company was able beat expectations for both EPS and revenue. EPS was $4.95, exceeding the $4.31 estimate and up from $4.01 in the prior-year quarter. Quarterly revenue reached $1.7 billion, beating the consensus estimate by 5%. Management attributes this growth to its $4 billion acquisition of Esterline Technologies, a specialized components maker. Esterline produces parts for much of the commercial sector and for the Lockheed Martin (LMT) F-35. Investors got more good news when the company stated there would be a special cash dividend of $30 per share. UBS analyst, Myles Walton, thinks the aerospace stock is ready to soar. “We like TransDigm after its earnings beat and organic revenue growth in Q3, along with the expansion of its Esterline margins coming 2 years ahead of pace. TDG still has a strong liquidity profile even after the payout of a special dividend,” he said. On August 7, he reiterated his Buy rating and raised the price target from $565 to $605, suggesting 11% upside. The five-star analyst has a 71% success rate and a 15% average return per rating. Spingarn, who also covers TDG, agrees that the stock offers investors a unique opportunity as ESL integration has been better than expected. On August 7, he reiterated a Buy rating while raising his price target from $539 to $617. The analyst believes share prices could increase by 13% over the next twelve months. TDG has a ‘Strong Buy’ analyst consensus and a $579 average price target, implying 6% upside potential. Discover the Analysts’ Top-Rated Stocks right now

  • Moody's

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. -- Moody's: Huntington Ingalls rating (Baa3 senior unsecured) unaffected by lower than expected liquidity

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") said that Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.'s ("HII") cash should rise by the end of 2019, but cash based metrics may not again reach historical levels and that could slow upward rating potential. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII), through its Newport News, VA and Pascagoula MS shipyards, provides full service design, engineering, construction, and lifecycle support of major surface ship and submarine programs for the US Navy. This publication does not announce a credit rating action.

  • GlobeNewswire

    Huntington Ingalls Industries Honored by Disabled American Veterans for Veteran Hiring Initiatives

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) named HII as its Large Employer of the Year for veteran hiring during the 98th DAV and Auxiliary National Convention held on Sunday in Orlando, Fla. “We are steadily focused on hiring, training and retaining U.S. veterans throughout our company,” said Bill Ermatinger, HII’s executive vice president and chief human resource officer. “Veterans are a highly skilled and capable group of candidates who have proven through their service they have the discipline and drive to succeed at HII.

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    PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes At Newport News Shipbuilding

    Damon Saetre has been promoted to vice president of integrated planning and production control. In this role, he oversees all direct planning, supply chain planning and production control functions across the organization. This includes leading the Navy program work plans, as well as workforce and capacity planning.

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    Edited Transcript of HII earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-19 1:00pm GMT

    Q2 2019 Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc Earnings Call

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    PHOTO RELEASE— Rep. Philip Gunn To Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice School Graduates: ‘The Prosperity of Mississippi Begins With People Like You’

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted a graduation ceremony on Saturday for the company’s apprenticeship program at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Mississippi Speaker of the House, Philip Gunn, delivered the keynote address. “The prosperity of Mississippi begins with people like you,” he said.

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  • Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
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    Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    HII earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

  • GlobeNewswire

    PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Continues Planning for Mid-life Refueling Overhaul of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $290 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue planning for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The contract funds the second and third years of planning, long-lead-time material procurement, shop fabrication, shipboard inspections, and facilities readiness for the RCOH.