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Morning Stock Stories: General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 57.93 B. It is in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of 19.22, a forward P/E of 18.13 and EPS of 10.02. At a stock price of 192.64 (0.33%) it has a dividend yield of 1.74%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 7.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by 8.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.39% and more long-term 7.59% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 19.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -0.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -0.50%.

For performance, General Dynamics Corporation the past week has seen a gain of -1.20%. For the last month performance for General Dynamics Corporation is 2.60%. While the last quarter is 2.53% and half year, 15.67%. Finally for the year, performance is 36.11%.

The 52-week high for General Dynamics Corporation, is at -2.21%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 48.05%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.65% and 12.69% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.02%, and for the month it is 1.01%. General Dynamics Corporation, has a target price of 210.06.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.28, and for total debt/equity General Dynamics Corporation has 0.37. The gross margin is 20.10%, while operating margin is 13.80%, the profit margin is 9.70%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 0.8.

Insider ownership is at 0.60%, with instituitional ownership at 89.70%. General Dynamics Corporation has a payout ratio of 30.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 300.74. The shares float is 284.06, with the float short at 0.94%, with short ratio coming to 2.34.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see General Dynamics Corporation, get 9.20%, with its returns on investment at 22.10%. Return on equity is 27.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 210.06, reached soon?

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.

 General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)

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