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Quick List: 10 Largest US Aerospace & Defense Companies

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A quick stock screen for your perusal.

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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.
No positions in stocks mentioned.

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