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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 53330.59. Since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977, General Dynamics Corporation, GD performance year to date is 30.29%. Today General Dynamics Corporation, GD has gained -0.12%, with a current price of 174.92.

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 31.20%. 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 0.34. While Total debt/equity is 0.34. With a profit margin of 9.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 19.90%, and operating margin of 13.70%. General Dynamics Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, 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 22.20%. The 52-week high is -0.44%, and the 52-week low is 46.23%. The average volume for General Dynamics Corporation, GD is 205819.

With a target price of 176.65, 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 18.12 and a forward P/E of 17.36. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.31. General Dynamics Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.72 and 4.7 respectively. For P/cash, General Dynamics Corporation has a value of 23.16, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 174.92, General Dynamics Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.74%. We see a return on equity of 26.80%.

Looking more long-term General Dynamics Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.85%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.28% 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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