Since the conclusion of World War II, the United States and a number of Western European nations have maintained extremely costly military industrial complexes — both in peacetime and during the numerous other conflicts since.
The United States is far and away the largest defense market, and U.S.-based companies disproportionately comprise the top global arms dealers.
Global military sales from the 100 largest dealers totaled $401 billion in 2014, down by 1.5% — but still substantially higher than in 2002 — according to the latest estimates released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Today I like to show you those military and defense stocks that offer the most values for investors.
Each of the attached results pays a dividend. The results are ranked by market capitalization. There is a huge range of stocks available.