Is It Too Late to Buy Lockheed Martin (LMT) Stock?

RiverPark Advisors, LLC recently published its Q4 2020 RiverPark Large Growth Fund commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the fourth quarter of 2020, the RiverPark Large Growth Fund returned 18.66% (institutional shares), compared to the total return of 12.15% by the S&P 500 Index. You should check out RiverPark’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q4 2020 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) is one of them. Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) is an aerospace, arms, defense, security, and advanced technologies company. In the last three months, Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) stock gained 2.4% and on March 23rd it had a closing price of $353.61. Here is what the fund said:

“Despite better-than-expected third quarter results, LMT shares were weak for the quarter as defense spending is expected to be flat for the coming year. With a record $150 billion backlog and almost 30% of its revenue coming from building F-35 aircraft with deliveries forecast to reach 180 per year in 4-5 years (3Q’s revenue upside was from the F-35), we believe LMT should grow at a higher rate than overall defense budget growth and Street expectations over the next several years. Further, strategic acquisitions (LMT acquired AJRD for $4 billion in late December), debt pay down, a 3% dividend yield, and continued share buybacks from $6 billion per year of free cash flow should lead to even greater shareholder returns.”

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Earlier this month, we published an article revealing that Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) was one of the top 10 best industrial dividend stocks for 2021.

In Q4 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) stock increased by about 13% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in LMT’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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