The Federal Aviation Administration has declined to set a timeline on when it will lift its order prohibiting the troubled aircraft from flying.
While perhaps not good long-term holds at these prices, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman may be good trades.
The ECB president speaks of more stimulus, more head-butting with Iran should help defense stocks, and how to play Adobe in advance of earnings.
If the United Technologies/Raytheon deal makes any smaller defense name attractive, it might be this one.
Pensions may not be the sexiest aspect of the merger but it doesn't make them any less important.
The President voiced concerns about industry consolidation in the defense sector and the prospects for competitively priced government contracts, adding a headache for shareholders on both ends of the deal.
United Technologies' plans to hook up with Raytheon could give UTX shares a nice technical boost.
United Technologies and Raytheon look to control the aerospace and defense industry with their mega-merger.
Our brewing Cold War over regional and global spheres of influence with China, has forced some merger activity across the aerospace and defense industry.
Whether it passes antitrust muster or not, it's a good move for UTX.