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Monday, December 28, 2009

Homeland Security and Defense Stocks Sector Close-Up

Homeland Security and Defense Stocks Sector Close-Up


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., DELTA, B.C. –December 29, 2009 – http://www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com, a leading global investor and industry portal for the defense and security sector, within www.Investorideas.com, provides investors with a sector close-up on defense and Homeland Security Stocks following the terrorist attempt to destroy a Northwest Airlines aircraft on its approach to Detroit on December 25th.

Several defense stocks with technologies for airport security had significant gains on the first trading day following the incident and then pulled back somewhat in after hours trading.

Defense stocks trading as of December 28, 2009:
Analogic Corporation (NasdaqNM: ALOG) closed at $37.86, up $1.66 (4.59%) and was down mildly with - $ 0.07 (0.18%) after hours.
ICx Technologies, Inc. (NGM: ICXT) traded at $ 5.86, up $0.88 or 17.67% but was down in after hours.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) closed at $75.70, up $ 0.59 (0.79%).
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) ended the day at $56.83, up $0.79 (1.41).
OSI Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGM: OSIS) closed at $24.47, up $ 2.45 (11.13%) but lost some ground in after market trading, down $0.21 (0.86%).
Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) closed trading at $ 52.79, up $0.54 or (1.03%).

Company Snapshot

ICx Technologies, Inc was one of the top NASGAQ gainers for the day.

ICx Technologies is a leader in the development and integration of advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection and commercial applications. Our proprietary sensors detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, and deliver superior awareness and actionable intelligence for wide-area surveillance, intrusion detection and facility security. We then leverage our unparalleled technical expertise and government funding to address other emerging challenges of our time, ranging from a cleaner environment and alternative energy to life science.

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