Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) is set to give its latest quarterly earnings report on Thursday, 2022-01-27. Here’s what investors need to know before the announcement.
Analysts estimate that Northrop Grumman will likely report an Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $5.99.
Northrop Grumman bulls will hope to hear the company to announce they’ve not only beaten that estimate, but also to provide positive guidance, or forecasted growth, for the next quarter.
New investors should note that it is sometimes not an earnings beat or miss that most affects the price of a stock, but the guidance (or forecast).
Historical Earnings Performance
Last quarter the company beat EPS by $0.64, which was followed by a 0.4% drop in the share price the next day.
Here’s a look at Northrop Grumman’s past performance and the resulting price change:
|Quarter||Q3 2021||Q2 2021||Q1 2021||Q4 2020|
|Price Change %||-0.4%||-0.72%||0.63%||-2.19%|
Shares of Northrop Grumman were trading at $403.18 as of January 25. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 38.47%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are likely bullish going into this earnings release.
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