Microsoft (MSFT) And Lockheed Martin (LMT): Growth And Income Stocks

All of this positive news has caused both earnings and revenue estimates to move upwards.Below are the Sales, and Earnings estimates, for the next two quarters, and two years.

As you can see in the tables the company is expected to see double digit earnings and revenue growth in 2018.At the same time MSFT pays a solid +1.88% annual dividend.So as the company is growing they also pay a solid dividend too.

Lockheed Martin (LMT - Free Report) also received some very positive news as of late.The biggest news item was the passage of the $1.3 trillion spending bill.Of this $1.3 trillion, about $700 billion is going towards the defense budget.Also, the President recently appointed John Bolton as National Security Advisor.Mr. Bolton is considered hawkish on both defense and defense spending.This is great news for defense contractors. 

Also, in the month of March (much before the spending bill was passed) LMT won just under $7 billion in defense contracts.Several of these contracts extend through 2020, providing a steady stream of revenues over the time period. 

The combination of the defense spending, the appointment of Mr. Bolton, and its ability to consistently win defense contracts has caused the stock price to perform well as of late. 

As you can see in the Price and Earnings consensus graph below, LMT has been a strong performer for the past several years. The company has also seen consistent increases in annual earnings estimates since 2014.

Lockheed Martin Corporation Price and Consensus

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Outside of the upside for LMT over the next two years, the company also pays an annual dividend yield of +2.44%. 

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