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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 47010.87. Since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977, General Dynamics Corporation, GD performance year to date is 13.67%. Today General Dynamics Corporation, GD has gained -0.75%, with a current price of 153.55.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 30.30%. Return of assets are at 9.30%, 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 0.26. While Total debt/equity is 0.31. With a profit margin of 9.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 19.60%, and operating margin of 13.40%. General Dynamics Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, 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 8.88%. The 52-week high is -2.18%, and the 52-week low is 27.73%. The average volume for General Dynamics Corporation, GD is 1410900.

With a target price of 168.69, 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 16.23 and a forward P/E of 15.27. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.16. General Dynamics Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.51 and 4.25 respectively. For P/cash, General Dynamics Corporation has a value of 24.76, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 153.55, General Dynamics Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.98%. We see a return on equity of 27.60%.

Looking more long-term General Dynamics Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.31% 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.

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