There are a number of specific details investors in Lockheed Martin (LMT -0.05%) 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.