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More top-performing CAPS members are feeling bullish about Raytheon
Raytheon reported strong profit growth of 11% in fourth-quarter earnings, excluding discontinued operations and one-time items. That's a notably brighter outlook than Northrop Grumman's
Many CAPS members are bullish on the potential for an increase in Raytheon's international sales, too, since it has recently booked orders from the United Arab Emirates and India. Indeed, India is evolving into a major arms buyer, recently striking a deal with Boeing
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