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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD)?

The company in question is, General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) currently with a stock price of 145.2 (0.48% today). The market cap for General Dynamics Corporation is 43889.13, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for General Dynamics Corporation is 161.57. Currently General Dynamics Corporation is trading with a P/E of 15.56, and a forward P/E of 14.41. Average volume for General Dynamics Corporation is 1643.61 and so far today it is 1036043.

Performance in the last year for General Dynamics Corporation has been 3.70%. For EPS growth, General Dynamics Corporation has seen a growth of 15.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.35%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.90% over the last five years and could be 8.84% for the next five years. General Dynamics Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 9.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.30%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.85%.

Since the IPO date for General Dynamics Corporation on the 1/3/1977, General Dynamics Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 6.98%. With General Dynamics Corporation trading at 145.2, the dividend yield is 2.10%, and the EPS is 9.29.

So could General Dynamics Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.56. The PEG is 1.76, P/S is 1.4 and the P/B is at 4.2. The P/cash is 23.01, with P/free cash flow at 59.79.

General Dynamics Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.27, and total debt/equity at 0.32.

In terms of margins, General Dynamics Corporation has a gross margin of 19.50%, an operating margin of 13.40% and a profit margin of 9.40%.Payout ratio for General Dynamics Corporation is 30.10%. Return on assets come to 9.10% with return on investment coming to 21.50%.

Insider ownership for General Dynamics Corporation, is at 0.60% and institutional ownership comes to 87.70%. Outstanding shares are at 303.71. While shares float is 288.01. The float short is currently 1.29%, and short ratio is 2.26.

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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