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Lockheed Martin may get some lift following recent sales activity

|Includes: Lockheed Martin (LMT)

Tim Biggam, TradingBlock  (December 13, 2011, 3:08pm CST)

Symbol Analyst Target Price Target Date
LMT 82.00 June 15, 2012

Lockheed Martin Corporation (ticker: LMT) is a global security company engaged in research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products. It also provides a range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistic, and information services.

It serves both domestic and international customers with products and services that have defense, civil, and commercial applications, with its principal customers being agencies of the United States Government. It operates in four business segments: Aeronautics, Electronic Systems, Information Systems & Global Services, and Space Systems.

LMT has retraced it gains recently, dropping from 80 to its present level at 77.50. Technically, the stock is making higher lows, usually a sign of accumulation on dips, while the stock has had trouble punching through the 79 level with any conviction. Longer term resistance is at 82.

Lockheed Martin sports a hefty 5.I% dividend yield and just procured a $6 billion contract from Japan for 42 of its F-35 fighter jets. Additionally, LMT will build 30 F-35 jets for the US, which will generate an additional $4 billion in revenues. This should provide a decent bump to EPS for the next several quarters. While growth has tempered, the stock trades at a depressed multiple, under 7 on a forward basis.

While not looking for huge upside, I look for LMT to move back to resistance at 82 by June expiration. 
 
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