More activity may erupt in the next few days, however, if Congress and the Obama administration want to avoid closing the federal government next week.
The move to protect the jet fighter program from the government's spending reductions will go a long way in supporting the company's earnings.
Lockheed Martin is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and Transocean is upgraded to 'outperform.'
The producer of the Tomahawk cruise missile is expected to benefit from any US conflict against Damascus.
Even though this sector was expected to be hit hard, these funds have proven resilient.
The jet fleet from Lockheed Martin is the most expensive weapons program in the US military's history.
Don't wait to sell as more defense spending cuts are coming next week.
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