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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: General Dynamics Corporation, GD

General Dynamics Corporation, GD is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Aerospace/Defense Products & Services in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, General Dynamics Corporation, GD  has a market cap of 42389.84. Since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977, General Dynamics Corporation, GD performance year to date is 4.00%. Today General Dynamics Corporation, GD has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 140.48.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 30.10%. Return of assets are at 9.10%, with return on investment at 21.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, General Dynamics Corporation, GD is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.27. While Total debt/equity is 0.32. With a profit margin of 9.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 19.50%, and operating margin of 13.40%. General Dynamics Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year General Dynamics Corporation, GD has seen a EPS growth of 15.90%. A performance for the year of -0.23%. The 52-week high is -6.64%, and the 52-week low is 16.85%. The average volume for General Dynamics Corporation, GD is 0.

With a target price of 161.87, can General Dynamics Corporation, GD reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of General Dynamics Corporation, GD. General Dynamics Corporation has a P/E of 15.13 and a forward P/E of 14. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.71. General Dynamics Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.35 and 4.09 respectively. For P/cash, General Dynamics Corporation has a value of 22.23, while it is 57.75 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 140.48, General Dynamics Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.16%. We see a return on equity of 27.40%.

Looking more long-term General Dynamics Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.84%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.49% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 15.90% for this year and for the last five years a 5.90% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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