Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. _ Northrop Grumman Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $552 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.84 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $6.21 billion.
The global war on terror is fueling demand for robotic and other technology that can defeat or detect improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
As the defense budget moves through Congress, shares of several major Pentagon contractors are setting all-time highs in intraday trade.
Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient and MSNBC Military Analyst, and William Cohen, former defense secretary, discuss our defense if the United States is attacked by North Korea.
Howard Rubel, Aerospace/Defense Analyst, Jefferies LLC, discusses North Korea's missile launch and what it means for the US and the world.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports that the Pentagon announced U.S. missiles are capable against the North Korean missiles after the country conducted a missile test and which companies are ready for defense. The “Fast Money Halftime Report” traders discuss their defense trades.
Seven members of the CNBC iQ100 hitting all-time highs today. Progressive, C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson, Boeing, Illinois Tool Works, 3M, and Northrop Grumman. For more on the index go to CNBC.com/iq100
Risks are far from out of the picture, but the stock market is choosing to hear what it wants.
CNBC's data partner Kensho looks at what happens during US Saudi abria arms deals, noting out performances in defense companies; General Dynamic, Lockheed Martin and Northhrop Grumman.
Additionally, the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (ITA) was rising Monday morning after this news.
Defense in the Trader Blitz
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