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The current slide in stock prices, which on Friday briefly dragged the S&P 500 to levels not seen in more than a year, Picture: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on 29 October, 2015.Reuters file

The stock prices of the defence industry has soared since the Paris attacks on Friday.

Stock prices of defence companies in the US rose due to the geopolitical situation, observed the Intercept.com.

Raytheon Company saw a 4.17% increase, Northrop Grumman Corporation saw a 4.40% increase, Lockheed Martin Corporation saw a 3.53% rise, and General Dynamics Corporation climbed 1.91% on 16 November. The companies are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation, one of US' biggest surveillance contractors, saw a 3.38% leap in its stock prices.

France's largest defence manufacturer, Thales, gained 3.30% even while the French index CAC40 has been down, as has been the Euronext 100.