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This past January, I mentioned a defense stock that was on the verge of bottoming out at an incredibly attractive price.
A lot has happened since, of course – not least of all Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
That’s given Wall Street a “wakeup call” and focused its attention on this stock, and the entire defense-tech sector. Famous names like Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) are up 14% and 21%, respectively.
In fact, since I first recommended this stock, it’s soared nearly 11%, or more than three times the performance of the sluggish S&P 500.
Why am I talking about a stock that’s already seen healthy gains? Why, because I’m expecting a lot more in the near future, of course.
Space pioneer and EV titan Elon Musk recently delivered a devastating blow to the Russian military – all without firing a single shot.
Instead, he provided something incredibly vital for the defense of Ukraine with advanced communications technology.
See, the Russians had hoped to accomplish what any modern invading army would want to do. Destroying or damaging vital communications facilities would keep Ukraine’s government from talking to the outside world.
To stop that from happening, Musk activated several of his SpaceX Starlink satellites over Ukraine. That allowed the nation’s government to relay vital information inside the beleaguered country and talk with the rest of the world.
That last part played a crucial role in getting information about Russian attacks to Western Europe and the U.S., and explains why the $66 billion satellite communications industry is growing at nearly 10% a year.
Of course, SpaceX is privately held. But don’t worry.
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s (LMT) proposed merger with Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. (AJRD) was a huge deal that we’ve been excited about from the start.
Now, the Biden Administration’s FTC has sued to block the merger and Aerojet officially dropped it yesterday.
No doubt on paper, the firm’s decision to be bought for $4.4 billion by one of the great aerospace and defense giants made a lot of sense.
Faced with rising R&D and other costs, industry leaders have been making large mergers for the past 30 years.
And you might be wondering why I still recommend this strong defense giant.
Despite this deal falling through, Lockheed Martin has several great catalysts for its stock as Russian aggression is proving the need for a robust U.S. military and billions of dollars in government-approved funding.