So far, 2019 has been an excellent year for defense stocks. Since January 1, many stocks in the sector have already delivered double-digit gains, and if we go back another week to the market bottom on Christmas Eve 2018, a handful have already gained 20% — or close to it — in returns.
Three defense stocks that investors should continue to watch as we move into 2019 are AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), and BAE Systems PLC ADR (NASDAQOTH:BAESY). Keep reading to learn why three top Motley Fool contributors identified these defense stocks as being worthy of your watchlist right now. more