Defense Stocks Up on ISIS Concerns

Defense stocks such as Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, which have been rising since ISIS concerns began surfacing during the summer, shot up even higher in response to the situations in Paris and Syria. Obama’s decision to not put troops on the ground also likely played a factor in the rise of these high-tech defense stocks, as they are responsible for the manufacturing of tools such as long-range Tomahawk missiles and thermal sensors. The following visualizations show the one and three-month returns of some of the top defense stocks.

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