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Lockheed Martin's flagship fighter jet, the F35. Image source: iStock/Thinkstock.

There are a number of specific details investors in Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the defense giant from a shareholder's perspective.

The slideshow shows, among other things, that Lockheed rewards investors in multiple ways:

  • It paid out 53% of its earnings via dividends over the last 12 months, corresponding to a 3.02% dividend yield.
  • It bought back $2.6 billion worth of its own stock over the past four quarters, translating into a 2.5% decrease in Lockheed's outstanding share count.
  • And even though its shares yield more than the S&P 500, the defense company has still managed to outperform the large-cap index over the past decade, outpacing it by 272 percentage points.

To learn more about Lockheed Martin's stock, scroll through the slideshow below.


Slideshow data sourced from YCharts.com on December 11, 2015. Image sources: iStock/Thinkstock.

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