Northrop Grumman is a defense contractor that is diversified across short-cycle and long-cycle businesses. The firm’s segments include aeronautics, mission systems, defense services, and space systems. The company’s aerospace segment creates the fuselage for the massive F-35 program and produces various piloted and autonomous flight systems. Mission systems creates a variety of sensors and processors for defense hardware. The defense systems segment is a mix between a long-range missile manufacturer and a defense IT service provider. Finally, the company’s space systems segment produces various space structures, sensors, and satellites.
Burkett Huey is an equity analyst on the financial-services team for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He assists in the coverage of REIT, banking, and Insurance companies.Before joining Morningstar 2016, Huey worked for the State of the Rockies research program and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the economics of water transfers in Western Colorado. After joining Morningstar, Huey worked in various operations roles before transitioning to his current role.Huey holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colorado College. He also is a Level II candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst® program.