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Lockheed Martin Valuation by Business Segments $LMT

In the article below, I have analyzed a DCF valuation of Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) by business. Lockheed Martin operates in 5 business segments, they are Aeronautics, Information Systems & Global Solutions, Missiles and Fire Control, Mission Systems and Training and Space Systems. Each business has slightly different operations thus leading to different business valuations.

What each business does.

Aeronautics, with approximately $14.1 billion in 2013 sales which includes tactical aircraft, airlift, and aeronautical research and development lines of business. Information Systems & Global Solutions

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Global Growth Creating Value For Lockheed Martin Shareholders $LMT

With U.S. federal budgets under pressure and long-term fiscal challenges on the horizon, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is taking proactive measures to position themselves for growth and continued success.

One of the ways that Lockheed Martin is looking to position themselves for success is through international growth. Even though the company currently does business with 70 different nations and has more than 1,000 global partnerships, the company has derived ~82% of their net sales from the U.S. Government.

In 2013, as

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United Technologies: Expect Another 10% From This Defensive Company $UTX $LMT

For an investor perusing a company heavily based on aerospace and defense but has significant branches based in commercial industry, United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) is a well run, diversified company worth a further look.

UTX businesses are based in five segments. These segments are:

Otis - A world leading manufacturer of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways.

UTC Climate, Controls & Security - UTC Building & Industrial Systems is the world’s leading provider of Building Automation, including fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilation,

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Deere & Company: Love The Company… But Its Not Cheap $DE

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow by ~30% and reach ~9 billion mark. With this as a Macro-Economic tail wind, companies with strong management that focus on infrastructure/construction as well as agriculture/farming are poised to do well in this environment.

Deere & Company (DE) is one of the world’s largest makers of farm equipment as well as being a major producer of construction, forestry, commercial and residential lawn care equipment. The company operates in three business segments: agriculture/ turf,

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Caterpillar: Limited upside for Caterpillar in 2014 $CAT

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In this analysis, I will be using the Discounted Cash Flow Formula to create a stock price target for Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Using different metrics to find a stock price target is a valuable ingredient in stock research.

I believe using the Discounted Cash Flow valuation model for Halliburton to be fair because DCF analysis can help one see where the company’s value is coming from and one can generate an opinion based on that.

The Discounted Cash Flow valuation relies

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