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New Contracts, Labor Agreements, Dividend Increases, and Double-digit Earnings Growth - Analyst Notes on Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Smith & Wesson

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NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD), Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN), and Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

Boeing Co. Analyst Notes

On March 5, 2014, Boeing Co. (Boeing) announced that it has entered into a five-year pilot training agreement to support Hainan's recent introduction of the 787 Dreamliner to its fleet. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will extend the airline's existing contract for flight training at Boeing's Singapore and Shanghai training campuses on three Boeing models - the Next-Generation 737, 767 and 787. "We are pleased to provide training to Hainan Airlines as they take a very exciting step in expanding their Boeing fleet," said Bob Bellitto, Director, Boeing Flight Services Customers Group. "Providing our training expertise at two global locations closest to the airline gives Hainan a competitive advantage we call the Boeing Edge." The full analyst notes on Boeing Co. are available to download free of charge at:


Lockheed Martin Corporation Analyst Notes

On March 3, 2014, Lockheed Martin Corp. (Lockheed Martin) announced that the members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) ratified a new four-year labor agreement with Lockheed Martin. "We're pleased that the IAM members ratified this new contract, which provides a fair economic package for our workforce, and positions Lockheed Martin to remain successful in a challenging environment," said Craig Weller, Vice President, Corporate Labor Relations. "This agreement rewards our employees and allows them to continue their critical work on programs vital to our nation's security." The new contract was ratified on March 2, 2014 and became effective March 3, 2014. The full analyst notes on Lockheed Martin Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


General Dynamics Corp. Analyst Notes

On March 5, 2014, General Dynamics Corp. (General Dynamics) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized and declared a regular, quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.62 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on May 9, 2014, to shareholders of record on April 11, 2014. The dividend represents a 10.7% increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.56 per share. This is the 17th consecutive annual dividend increase authorized by the General Dynamics board. The full analyst notes on General Dynamics Corp. are available to download free of charge at:


Raytheon Co. Analyst Notes

On February 28, 2014, Raytheon Co. (Raytheon) announced that it has received a $185 million modification from NASA on its current Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) contract. It aims to increase the capability and capacity of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) three satellites that support the JPSS mission through 2022. "Our customers' high consequence missions demand faster data they can trust," said Lynn Dugle, President of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "We have been developing these data delivery and information assurance capabilities as part of our commitment to providing common ground stations that can support multiple platforms." The current JPSS CGS contract is valued at $1.7 billion, and this new modification adds key capabilities, including improved operational and data availability, faster data delivery, automated mission management and information assurance. The full analyst notes on Raytheon Co. are available to download free of charge at:


Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (Smith & Wesson) reported its Q3 FY 2014 financial results (period ended January 31, 2014). The Company reported net sales of $145.9 million, up 7.1% YoY. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations totaled $37.5 million, compared to $33.3 million in Q3 FY 2013. James Debney, Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation President and CEO, stated, "Our financial results were highlighted by our delivery of double-digit growth in net income and the ongoing expansion of our gross margins, all while we continued to drive a number of initiatives designed to strengthen our business and return increased value to our stockholders. We believe that our long-standing approach of growing our business through the addition of flexible capacity has positioned us well to adapt to our dynamic environment." The Company estimates net sales for Q4 FY 2014 to be between $159.0 million and $164.0 million,while GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations are expected to be between $0.37 and $0.40. The full analyst notes on Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


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