4 Defense Stocks Up More Than 8% On A Year-To-Date Basis

Safran SA (SAFRY - Free Report) is an aircraft-engine maker. The long-term earnings growth rate expectation for this Zacks Rank #1 stock is 11%. The company boasts a P/E ratio of 22.82, which is cheaper than the industry’s ratio of 39.6%. Its shares have gained 19.7% year to date.

Engility Holdings, Inc. (EGL - Free Report) is a leading provider of integrated solutions and services. The long-term earnings growth rate expectation for this Zacks Rank #2 stock is 5%. The company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the last four quarters with the average surprise being 19.98%. Its shares have gained 9% year to date.

CAE Inc. (CAE - Free Report) is a worldwide leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. The fiscal-year earnings growth rate expectation for this Zacks Rank #2 stock is 8%. The company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the last four quarters with the average surprise being 4.28%. Its shares have gained 8.5% year to date.

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