$-0.21 EPS Expected for Diana Shipping Inc. (DSX); 9 Analysts Bullish Northrop Grumman (NOC)

November 15, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Among 16 analysts covering Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Northrop Grumman had 48 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Vertical Research upgraded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) rating on Thursday, May 11. Vertical Research has “Buy” rating and $270 target. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research on Thursday, October 29 to “Peer Perform”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Monday, December 5. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 29. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, September 29. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, June 2. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, July 24 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, May 19. Jefferies maintained the shares of NOC in report on Monday, August 28 with “Hold” rating. See Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) latest ratings:

13/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $293 New Target: $319 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $350.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold Old Target: $255 New Target: $300 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Buy New Target: $320.0
26/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $347.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $275 New Target: $300 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $275.0 Maintain
08/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $324.0 Maintain
29/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $269.0 Maintain
29/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $294.0 Maintain

Analysts expect Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) to report $-0.21 EPS on November, 21 before the open.They anticipate $0.78 EPS change or 78.79% from last quarter’s $-0.99 EPS. After having $-0.26 EPS previously, Diana Shipping Inc.’s analysts see -19.23% EPS growth. The stock decreased 4.74% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $4.02. About shares traded. Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) has risen 52.24% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.54% the S&P500.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.00 million activity. $1.00 million worth of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) shares were sold by ASHWORTH SID.

The stock increased 0.71% or $2.11 during the last trading session, reaching $300.46. About shares traded. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has risen 18.39% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.69% the S&P500.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global security company. The company has market cap of $52.30 billion. The Firm provides products, systems and solutions in autonomous systems; cyber; command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ; strike, and logistics and modernization. It has a 22.39 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems and Technology Services.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 44 investors sold Northrop Grumman Corporation shares while 280 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 225 raised stakes. 138.80 million shares or 0.44% less from 139.41 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Limited Liability Company reported 0.41% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Winfield Associate Inc reported 0.04% in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Baker Avenue Asset Mngmt Lp, a California-based fund reported 13,797 shares. Com Comml Bank owns 17,897 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & Com has 0% invested in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). 1,333 were reported by Everett Harris & Ca. First Interstate Bank, Montana-based fund reported 35 shares. 5,156 are held by First City Cap Mngmt. Barclays Plc invested in 0.02% or 76,924 shares. Moreover, Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Il has 0.03% invested in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for 800 shares. Utah Retirement Systems holds 0.18% or 29,515 shares in its portfolio. M&R Capital Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Mu Invests Commerce invested 3.59% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Argent Tru Company reported 7,846 shares stake. Daiwa Gp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC).

Diana Shipping Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $416.09 million. The Firm is a well-known provider of shipping transportation services. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm specializes in the ownership of dry bulk vessels.

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