Teaching international university students in Israel makes me acutely aware of national security priorities, and the opportunities for smaller investors buying into defense contractors. I am recommending retail investors BUY an American boutique defense contractor, AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) on a price dip to the mid-to-high $40s. The company sports two consecutive quarters of financial improvements, sales and margins. Share price recently reached an all time high but has fallen back a bit.
Small retail investors considering Target (NYSE: TGT) deserve more clarity than they are currently receiving from analysts. Here’s my recommendation. Hold shares you own; add on shares in small quantities at a price below $55; if a dividend yield of 4.41% at $56.22 is important to your portfolio, buy. Management moves are all important at this critical phase. Judge them by what you experience in the stores and online. Visit Target stores whenever you are able to.
General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) niggles at defense contractor investment analysts. They largely rate GD Overvalued with a $200 per share price against earnings. GD will struggle to meet sales targets in the coming years from marine and combat company divisions. Investors ought not to pay these matters short shrift. Nevertheless, GD is a valuable long-term buy when the price share dips. The go-to part of the business for GD is its defense cybersecurity division (IS&T).
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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