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How has General Dynamics Corporation:(NYSE:GD) performed recently?

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 45313.82. It is in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of 15.67, a forward P/E of 14.76 and EPS of 9.46. At a stock price of 147.84 (-0.26%) it has a dividend yield of 2.05%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 5.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by 15.90%. The next year growth is going to be about 4.30% and more long-term 7.38% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -0.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -2.80%.

For performance, General Dynamics Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 2.57%. For the last month performance for General Dynamics Corporation is 4.87%. While the last quarter is 4.73% and half year, 12.29%. Finally for the year, performance is 1.76%.

The 52-week high for General Dynamics Corporation, is at -1.75%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 22.98%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.89% and 7.62% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.71%, and for the month it is 1.38%. General Dynamics Corporation, has a target price of 162.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.26, and for total debt/equity General Dynamics Corporation has 0.31. The gross margin is 19.60%, while operating margin is 13.40%, the profit margin is 9.50%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is 0.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.60%, with instituitional ownership at 87.70%. General Dynamics Corporation has a payout ratio of 30.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 305.72. The shares float is 288.01, with the float short at 1.14%, with short ratio coming to 1.99.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see General Dynamics Corporation, get 9.30%, with its returns on investment at 21.50%. Return on equity is 27.60%. So will the investors see the target price of 162, reached soon?

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