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Dominating the Market Today: General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 60.49 B. It is in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of 20.09, a forward P/E of 19.05 and EPS of 10.02. At a stock price of 201.28 (0.36%) it has a dividend yield of 1.67%.

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 7.78% 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 1.21%. For the last month performance for General Dynamics Corporation is 3.13%. While the last quarter is 5.02% and half year, 15.85%. Finally for the year, performance is 44.36%.

The 52-week high for General Dynamics Corporation, is at -1.85%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 51.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.03% and 14.00% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.26%, and for the month it is 1.14%. General Dynamics Corporation, has a target price of 211.08.

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 87.30%. General Dynamics Corporation has a payout ratio of 30.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 300.52. The shares float is 284.06, with the float short at 0.81%, with short ratio coming to 2.06.

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 211.08, 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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