Northrop Grumman - NOC Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $504.27
  • Forecasted Upside: 7.22 %
  • Number of Analysts: 11
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 6 Hold Ratings
  • 5 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for NOC

Analyst Price Target is $504.27
▲ +7.22% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Northrop Grumman in the last 3 months. The average price target is $504.27, with a high forecast of $560.00 and a low forecast of $410.00. The average price target represents a 7.22% upside from the last price of $470.32.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 11 investment analysts is to hold stock in Northrop Grumman. This rating has held steady since January 2022, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/28/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$455.00 ➝ $516.00Low
8/31/2022Susquehanna BancsharesBoost TargetPositive$530.00 ➝ $560.00Low
8/31/2022SusquehannaBoost TargetPositive$530.00 ➝ $560.00Low
8/29/2022Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageSector Perform$550.00Low
7/29/2022Susquehanna BancsharesBoost TargetPositive$520.00 ➝ $530.00Low
7/29/2022Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$488.00 ➝ $529.00Low
7/19/2022CowenSet Target$510.00Low
7/12/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$521.00 ➝ $530.00N/A
5/12/2022ArgusBoost Target$420.00 ➝ $495.00Medium
4/29/2022UBS GroupBoost Target$410.00 ➝ $450.00Medium
4/19/2022Seaport Res PtnReiterated RatingBuyLow
3/7/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$390.00 ➝ $472.00Low
3/2/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$428.00 ➝ $521.00Medium
1/28/2022Susquehanna BancsharesBoost TargetPositive$416.00 ➝ $437.00Low
1/28/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$440.00 ➝ $428.00Low
1/28/2022SusquehannaBoost Target$416.00 ➝ $437.00Medium
1/11/2022Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform ➝ Peer PerformLow
1/10/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$335.00 ➝ $399.00Low
1/5/2022Jefferies Financial GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$410.00Low
11/4/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$478.00 ➝ $440.00Low
11/1/2021Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$410.00Low
10/29/2021Susquehanna BancsharesLower TargetPositive$424.00 ➝ $416.00Low
10/29/2021UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$380.00 ➝ $350.00Low
10/29/2021Wolfe ResearchLower TargetOutperform$466.00 ➝ $437.00Low
10/29/2021SusquehannaLower TargetPositive$424.00 ➝ $416.00Low
10/29/2021Vertical ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
9/23/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$350.00Medium
8/2/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetUnderweight$330.00 ➝ $335.00Low
6/4/2021Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$350.00 ➝ $475.00High
5/18/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageUnderweight$330.00Medium
5/12/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageUnderweight$330.00Medium
4/30/2021Susquehanna BancsharesBoost TargetPositive$350.00 ➝ $409.00Low
4/30/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$447.00 ➝ $478.00Medium
4/30/2021SusquehannaBoost TargetPositive$350.00 ➝ $409.00Medium
2/8/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$453.00 ➝ $447.00Low
1/29/2021Susquehanna BancsharesLower TargetPositive$380.00 ➝ $350.00Low
1/29/2021Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetOutperform$377.00 ➝ $353.00Medium
1/29/2021SusquehannaLower TargetPositive$380.00 ➝ $350.00Medium
1/7/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$470.00 ➝ $453.00High
1/7/2021Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$386.00 ➝ $331.00N/A
10/13/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Target$400.00 ➝ $390.00Low
10/6/2020Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$391.00Medium
9/8/2020Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweight$470.00Low
7/31/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector Perform$366.00 ➝ $391.00Low
7/31/2020Sanford C. BernsteinBoost TargetOutperform$405.00 ➝ $419.00Medium
6/25/2020Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$375.00Medium
6/11/2020UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$410.00 ➝ $373.00High
5/20/2020Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageSector Perform$366.00Medium
5/15/2020CowenUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$360.00 ➝ $370.00High
4/14/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$380.00 ➝ $412.00Low
3/30/2020Sanford C. BernsteinUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$438.00 ➝ $386.00Low
3/24/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$449.00 ➝ $380.00Medium
2/3/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Sell$409.00 ➝ $337.00Medium
1/23/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$455.00Medium
1/15/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$385.00 ➝ $410.00Medium
12/12/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$437.00 ➝ $449.00Low
10/25/2019Sanford C. BernsteinBoost TargetMarket Perform$374.00 ➝ $385.00High
10/10/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$418.00 ➝ $437.00Low
10/8/2019BarclaysSet TargetBuy$415.00Low
8/6/2019Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$335.00 ➝ $418.00High
7/25/2019Sanford C. BernsteinBoost Target$344.00 ➝ $368.00Low
7/25/2019Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$355.00 ➝ $405.00Medium
7/25/2019Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform$364.00 ➝ $385.00High
7/10/2019UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$300.00 ➝ $330.00Low
7/10/2019Robert W. BairdBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$300.00 ➝ $364.00Low
6/14/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$308.00 ➝ $335.00Low
5/16/2019BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$325.00 ➝ $340.00High
4/30/2019Alembic Global AdvisorsUpgradeNeutral ➝ OverweightLow
4/25/2019UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$290.00 ➝ $300.00High
4/5/2019Susquehanna BancsharesUpgradeNeutral ➝ Positive$309.00 ➝ $315.00Low
2/13/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$305.00 ➝ $308.00Low
2/9/2019Drexel HamiltonSet TargetBuy$335.00Low
2/1/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeConviction-Buy ➝ BuyLow
2/1/2019Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$360.00 ➝ $355.00Medium
2/1/2019ArgusReiterated RatingBuyLow
1/31/2019Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuyLow
1/31/2019CowenReiterated RatingHold$300.00High
1/23/2019Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$302.00Low
1/14/2019CitigroupLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$350.00 ➝ $333.00Low
1/14/2019Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$311.00 ➝ $302.00Medium
1/10/2019Susquehanna BancsharesInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$273.00High
12/19/2018Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingBuy$335.00High
12/13/2018CowenLower TargetAverage ➝ Market Perform$350.00 ➝ $300.00Low
12/4/2018BarclaysLower TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$400.00 ➝ $310.00High
11/14/2018Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$346.00 ➝ $318.00Medium
10/30/2018Jefferies Financial GroupLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$400.00 ➝ $324.00High
10/25/2018CitigroupLower TargetBuy$370.00 ➝ $350.00Medium
10/25/2018Stifel NicolausSet TargetHold$280.00Medium
10/25/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetOutperform$360.00 ➝ $340.00High
8/15/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$315.00Low
7/31/2018Buckingham ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$246.00 ➝ $371.00Low
7/27/2018Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$341.00 ➝ $326.00Low
7/27/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$375.00 ➝ $360.00Low
7/26/2018Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$300.00Medium
7/26/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetConviction-Buy$414.00Low
6/27/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$326.00 ➝ $341.00Medium
5/22/2018Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$342.00 ➝ $326.00Medium
5/18/2018Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$431.00Medium
4/26/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$331.00 ➝ $342.00Low
4/26/2018Sanford C. BernsteinLower TargetMarket Perform$369.00 ➝ $352.00Low
4/12/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$365.00 ➝ $378.00Low
3/29/2018BarclaysInitiated CoverageOverweight ➝ Overweight$400.00Medium
3/12/2018CitigroupReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Buy$405.00Medium
2/23/2018Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$336.00 ➝ $365.00Low
2/20/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeConviction-Buy ➝ Buy$395.00Low
2/14/2018Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$400.00Medium
2/5/2018ArgusBoost TargetBuy ➝ Positive$375.00High
1/26/2018Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$394.00High
1/25/2018CowenReiterated RatingHold$310.00Low
1/23/2018Royal Bank of CanadaSet TargetBuy$389.00Low
1/16/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformLow
1/9/2018Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$315.00N/A
12/12/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$317.00 ➝ $355.00Medium
11/22/2017CowenReiterated RatingHold$310.00N/A
11/16/2017Royal Bank of CanadaSet TargetBuy$374.00N/A
10/27/2017Bank of AmericaSet TargetBuy$305.00 ➝ $350.00N/A
10/27/2017Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$255.00 ➝ $300.00N/A
10/26/2017CowenReiterated RatingHold$275.00 ➝ $300.00N/A
10/26/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupSet TargetBuy$320.00N/A
10/26/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$324.00 ➝ $347.00N/A
10/2/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuy$285.00 ➝ $325.00Low
(Data available from 10/2/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.44 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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Northrop Grumman Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. The company's Aeronautics Systems segment designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, and sustains aircraft systems. This segment also offers unmanned autonomous aircraft systems, including high-altitude long-endurance strategic ISR systems and vertical take-off and landing tactical ISR systems; and strategic long-range strike aircraft, tactical fighter and air dominance aircraft, and airborne battle management and command and control systems. Its Defense Systems segment designs, develops, and produces weapons and mission systems. It offers products and services, such as integrated battle management systems, weapons systems and aircraft, and mission systems. This segment also provides command and control and weapons systems, including munitions and missiles; precision strike weapons; propulsion, such as air-breathing and hypersonic systems; gun systems and precision munitions; life cycle service and support for software, weapons systems, and aircraft; and logistics support, sustainment, operation, and modernization for air, sea, and ground systems. The company's Mission Systems segment offers cyber, command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; radar, electro-optical/infrared and acoustic sensors; electronic warfare systems; advanced communications and network systems; cyber solutions; intelligence processing systems; navigation; and maritime power, propulsion, and payload launch systems. This segment also provides airborne multifunction sensors; maritime/land systems and sensors; navigation, targeting, and survivability solutions; and networked information solutions. Its Space Systems segment offers satellites and payloads; ground systems; missile defense systems and interceptors; launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; and strategic missiles. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.
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Today's Range

Now: $470.32
Low: $466.50
High: $474.00

50 Day Range

MA: $479.59
Low: $444.65
High: $496.46

52 Week Range

Now: $470.32
Low: $345.90
High: $515.49


1,134,560 shs

Average Volume

812,972 shs

Market Capitalization

$72.76 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Northrop Grumman?

The following Wall Street sell-side analysts have issued stock ratings on Northrop Grumman in the last year: Argus, Cowen Inc., Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Robert W. Baird, Royal Bank of Canada, Seaport Res Ptn,, Susquehanna, Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., UBS Group AG, Vertical Research, Wells Fargo & Company, and Wolfe Research.
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What is the current price target for Northrop Grumman?

11 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Northrop Grumman in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $504.27, suggesting a possible upside of 7.2%. Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. has the highest price target set, predicting NOC will reach $560.00 in the next twelve months. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $410.00 for Northrop Grumman in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman currently has 6 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in NOC, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Northrop Grumman's investor relations team?

Northrop Grumman's physical mailing address is 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE, FALLS CHURCH VA, 22042. The aerospace company's listed phone number is (703) 280-2900 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Northrop Grumman is Learn More about contacing Northrop Grumman investor relations.