Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Top Anti-Terrorism Stocks

It is fortunate that the United States hasn't been affected by any major terrorism incidents in quite some time. This is due to the efforts of the Federal, state, and local governments. It is also due to the companies that are able to find ways to offset and prevent terrorism. has just updated a list of 25 different anti terrorism stocks which develop products and services in various areas of domestic security. Most of these stocks have market caps over $250 million and eight of the stocks pay a dividend.

As an example, American Science and Engineering, Inc. (ASEI) makes and markets X-ray inspection equipment and other detection solutions for the homeland security industry. The stock, which has a forward PE of 16.6, has almost $20 per share in cash. The company recently increased its dividend from a dollar per share per year to $1.20 per share, generating a yield of 1.8%. Earnings for the latest quarter were up an incredible 49.5%.

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL) is a provider of communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems. The stock has a very favorable forward PE ratio of 8.6 and is also a dividend increaser, raising the annual payout from $1.50 to $1.60, generating a yield of 2%. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 11.1%.

ManTech International Corporation (MANT) provides national security technologies and solutions, cyber security, secure information sharing, intelligence operations, and secrecy management. The stock has a forward PE of 11.4. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 12.5%.

To see over 25 of the counter terrorism stocks, check out the free Excel database at, which can be downloaded, sorted, and added to.

Author does not own any of the above.


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