Alphabet (GOOGL - Free Report) is streamlining its subscription business, but the good news is marred by continuing trouble with publishers over GDPR, investigations by ACCC and fears about impact of India’s antitrust ruling.

U.S. aerospace and defense is one of the nation’s key industries, given the increasing demand for defense equipment and commercial jets. The industry benefits from the volatile and uncertain geopolitical global backdrop, characterized by terrorist threats, civil wars and border disputes.

Shares of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI - Free Report) have surged around 47% in the last year. The company has also outperformed its industry’s growth of roughly 19% as well as S&P 500's gain of 13%.

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s (LMT - Free Report) Aeronautics business division recently secured a contract worth $558.3 million to support the low-rate initial production of F-35 Lightning II aircraft of the 11th lot.

Raytheon Company’s (RTN - Free Report) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit recently won a modification contract for providing Romania with Phased Array Tracking on Radar to Intercept Option (PATRIOT) Fire Unit.

Shares of American Public Education (APEI - Free Report) have rallied 65.3% so far this year, outperforming the 21.2% gain of the industry it belongs to.