Aerospace, Defense Stocks Mixed as Trump Tweets Military 'Locked & Loaded' –

Defense and aerospace stocks were mixed early Friday morning with most trading slightly up after President Trump took to Twitter  (TWTR) Friday morning to escalate the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017

Trump’s latest tweet comes after a week of back-and-froth between Washington and Pyongyang. North Korea tested another of its long-range missiles, prompting Trump to warn of “fire and fury,” which he later said could have been too soft a warning. North Korea retaliated, warning it would turn the U.S. mainland into a “theater of nuclear war” if provoked.

Shares of Raytheon Co (RTN) traded up 0.42% to $178.36. The government defense contractor’s stock has climber 25% this year.

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) stock traded up 0.12% to $303.60. Shares of the Maryland-based aerospace and security company are up 21% so far this year.

Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC) shares were up 0.31% to $271.40. The Virginia-based global security company’s stock has traded up 17% since the start of this year.

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