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Quick List: 10 Largest US Aerospace & Defense Companies


A quick stock screen for your perusal.

What are the 10 largest companies in the Aerospace and Defense sector? Below are the results sorted by market capitalization, with PE ratio, gross quarterly dividend yield and performance year-to-date included.

1. United Technologies
(UTX): 76.6B market cap, P/E Ratio 16.04, 2.3% dividend, +6.86% year-to-date
UTX is involved in everything from elevators and escalators to helicopters and fuel cell systems.

2. Boeing (BA): 55.2B market cap, P/E ratio 18.42, 2.25% dividend, +15.9% year-to-date
Among other things, BA researches and develops military aircraft and helicopters as well as space missile systems.

3. Lockheed Martin
(LMT): 26.4B market cap, P/E ratio 8.56, 2.88% dividend, +11.2% year-to-date
LMT businesses include space, telecommunications, electronics, aeronautics and energy.

4. General Dynamics (GD): 26.2B market cap, P/E ratio 10.19, 2.65% dividend, +0.71% year-to-date
Combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions and even shipbuilding are among GD products and services.

5. Precision Castparts (PCP): 21.9B market cap, P/E ratio 21.8, .08% dividend, +10% year-to-date
Finally, perhaps one you haven't heard of: PCP manufactures metal components and products, parts used in jet engines.

6. Northrop Grumman
(NOC): 18.5B market cap, P/E ratio 9.75, 3.14% dividend, +9.6% year-to-date
NOC provides aerospace, electronics, information systems and shipuilding to global government and commercial customers.

7. Raytheon (RTN): 17.5B market cap, P/E ratio 8.72, 3.53% dividend, +7.09% year-to-date
RTN provides mission systems integration for communications and intelligence systems as well as mission support services.

8. Goodrich (GR): 10.56B market cap, P/E ratio 16.82, 1.36% dividend, -3.3% year-to-date
Passenger restraint systems, pump and engine control, de-icing systems and aircraft evacuation systems are among the GR offerings and products.

9. Rockwell Collins (COL): 9.1B market cap, P/E ratio 16.30, 1.61% dividend, +3.14% year-to-date
In addition to communications and avionics, COL produces in-flight entertainment systems.

10. L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL): 8.4B market cap, P/E ratio 9.39, 2.26% dividend,+13.9% year-to-date
Command, control, communications, intelligence and surveillance and reconnaissance systems. Main customers are government agencies.
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