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Today’s Large Cap Details for General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) of Aerospace/Defense Products & Services

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 61.2 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for General Dynamics Corporation is 200.85 (with a change from open of -0.17%), this in conjunction with a target price of 211.87. Volume today has so far reached 237815, with an average volume of about 1072.12. The GAP for this stock, is 0.04%.

The P/E ratio is 20.07, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19. The current EPS for General Dynamics Corporation, is 10.02, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 8.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.48%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for General Dynamics Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.92% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.59%. Quarter over quarter is 19.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 7.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -0.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.60% and institutional ownership is 87.30%. Shares outstanding is 304.29, while shares float is at a value of 284.05. Float short for General Dynamics Corporation is 0.84% and the short ratio is 2.24.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.28, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.37. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 20.10% and their operating margin is 13.80%. The profit margin is 9.70%.

General Dynamics Corporation has seen returns on assets of 9.20%, and on investment, 22.10%. Return on equity is 27.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.64. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.97, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.73 and Price/cash is 28.23, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 84.18.

The simple moving averages are -0.04% and 10.71% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.11% and the 52 week low is 42.58%.

General Dynamics Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.67%, with a current price of 200.85. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 30.70%. This is in an industry, Aerospace/Defense Products & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. General Dynamics Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry means that General Dynamics Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 0.18%, with performance for the month coming to 1.37%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.76%, and for the half year the performance is 42.09%. Volatility for this week is 1.23% and for the month this is 1.17%.


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