Aerospace Defense Products & Services Stocks

Aerospace defense products & services stocks are part of industrial goods stock industry. These companies mainly engage in the production of defensive systems. They may also relate to the aerospace field. A number of these firms depend heavily on government contracts for their revenues.

Most of the stocks in this category pay dividends below the wider market average. The companies may produce rocket ships to airplanes to nuclear submarines and main battle tanks. Aerospace and defense are two industries that stock market analysts traditionally group into one.

Aerospace Defense Products & Services Companies List

Globally, the market for defense products and services is estimated to be worth about $1.7 trillion annually. The nonprofit Space Foundation recently clocked the global space economy at $300 billion in annual sales.

Aerospace defense products & services companies are:
    Aerospace Defense Stocks
  • The Boeing Company (BA)
  • United Technologies Corporation (UTX)
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)
  • General Dynamics Corporation (GD)
  • Raytheon Company (RTN)
  • Rockwell Collins Inc. (COL)
  • TransDigm Group Incorporated (TDG)
  • L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL)
  • Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR)
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII)
  • B/E Aerospace Inc. (BEAV)
  • Embraer SA (ERJ)
  • Hexcel Corp. (HXL)
  • Exelis Inc. (XLS)
  • Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA)
  • Esterline Technologies Corp. (ESL)
  • HEICO Corporation (HEI)
  • Triumph Group, Inc. (TGI)
  • HEICO Corporation (HEI-A)
  • CAE Inc. (CAE)
  • Woodward, Inc. (WWD)
  • Elbit Systems Ltd. (ESLT)
  • Moog Inc. (MOG-A)
  • DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI)
  • KLX Inc. (KLXI)
  • Astronics Corporation (ATRO)
  • TASER International Inc. (TASR)
  • AAR Corp. (AIR)
  • Kaman Corporation (KAMN)
  • Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. (RGR)
  • Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC)
  • AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV)
  • National Presto Industries Inc. (NPK)
  • Ducommun Inc. (DCO)
  • LMI Aerospace Inc. (LMIA)
  • Breeze-Eastern Corporation (BZC)
  • CPI Aerostructures Inc. (CVU)
  • Air Industries Group (AIRI)
  • Innovative Solutions & Support Inc. (ISSC)
  • Astrotech Corp. (ASTC)
  • TAT Technologies, Ltd. (TATT)
  • Acorn Energy, Inc. (ACFN)

Top Performing Aerospace Defense Products & Services Stocks 2015

The following is the year-to-date return of these stocks in 2015. Some of these stocks are listed in New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, etc. They may be part of international stocks listed in US stock exchange.

Top performing aerospace defense products & services stocks 2015 are:
  1. Exelis Inc. (XLS) 40.46%
  2. Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) 39.67%
  3. Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. (RGR) 39.66%
  4. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) 36.75%
  5. Astronics Corporation (ATRO) 36.32%
  6. Astrotech Corp. (ASTC) 30.04%
  7. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII) 25.58%
  8. Hexcel Corp. (HXL) 25.02%
  9. Innovative Solutions & Support Inc. (ISSC) 22.64%
  10. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR) 22.28%
  11. Elbit Systems Ltd. (ESLT) 22.12%
  12. The Boeing Company (BA) 18.72%
  13. National Presto Industries Inc. (NPK) 17.45%
  14. Rockwell Collins Inc. (COL) 15.62%
  15. DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI) 12.56%
  16. TransDigm Group Incorporated (TDG) 12.36%
  17. CPI Aerostructures Inc. (CVU) 11.75%
  18. AAR Corp. (AIR) 10.14%
  19. Ducommun Inc. (DCO) 8.98%
  20. B/E Aerospace Inc. (BEAV) 8.58%
  21. Esterline Technologies Corp. (ESL) 6.39%
  22. Kaman Corporation (KAMN) 5.69%
  23. Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) 5.05%
  24. United Technologies Corporation (UTX) 3.03%
  25. HEICO Corporation (HEI-A) 2.41%
  26. Raytheon Company (RTN) 1.94%
  27. Breeze-Eastern Corporation (BZC) 1.86%
  28. TAT Technologies, Ltd. (TATT) 1.80%
  29. Moog Inc. (MOG-A) 1.12%
  30. HEICO Corporation (HEI) 0.68%
  31. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL) 0.58%

Aerospace Defense Products & Services Stocks Table

No.CompanyTickerCountryMarket CapPrice
1The Boeing CompanyBAUSA107.33B153.36
2United Technologies CorporationUTXUSA107.05B117.84
3Lockheed Martin CorporationLMTUSA63.51B200.81
4General Dynamics CorporationGDUSA44.65B135.24
5Raytheon CompanyRTNUSA33.49B108.98
6Rockwell Collins Inc.COLUSA12.88B97.34
7TransDigm Group IncorporatedTDGUSA11.63B220.61
8L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.LLLUSA10.67B126.31
9Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.SPRUSA7.31B52.63
10Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.HIIUSA6.88B140.82
11B/E Aerospace Inc.BEAVUSA6.65B62.80
12Embraer SAERJBrazil5.79B31.52
13Hexcel Corp.HXLUSA4.99B51.76
14Exelis Inc.XLSUSA4.57B24.51
15Orbital ATK, Inc.OAUSA4.52B76.33
16Esterline Technologies Corp.ESLUSA3.63B116.69
17HEICO CorporationHEIUSA3.57B60.81
18Triumph Group, Inc.TGIUSA3.28B65.06
19HEICO CorporationHEI-AUSA3.23B48.50
20CAE Inc.CAECanada3.18B11.79
21Woodward, Inc.WWDUSA3.16B48.53
22Elbit Systems Ltd.ESLTIsrael3.15B73.80
23Moog Inc.MOG-AUSA2.98B74.86
24DigitalGlobe, Inc.DGIUSA2.53B34.86
25KLX Inc.KLXIUSA2.08B39.74
26Astronics CorporationATROUSA1.66B75.40
27TASER International Inc.TASRUSA1.34B25.16
28AAR Corp.AIRUSA1.22B30.52
29Kaman CorporationKAMNUSA1.15B42.19
30Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.RGRUSA899.60M48.21
31Smith & Wesson Holding CorporationSWHCUSA696.32M12.95
32AeroVironment, Inc.AVAVUSA625.01M26.79
33National Presto Industries Inc.NPKUSA442.88M64.00
34Ducommun Inc.DCOUSA301.67M27.55
35LMI Aerospace Inc.LMIAUSA160.83M12.24
36Breeze-Eastern CorporationBZCUSA100.23M10.22
37CPI Aerostructures Inc.CVUUSA96.98M11.41
38Air Industries GroupAIRIUSA73.34M10.33
39Innovative Solutions & Support Inc.ISSCUSA65.87M3.90
40Astrotech Corp.ASTCUSA63.20M3.16
41TAT Technologies, Ltd.TATTIsrael59.70M6.80
42Acorn Energy, Inc.ACFNUSA12.67M0.48


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