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General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 46144.5. 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 150.56 (with a change from open of 0.72%), this in conjunction with a target price of 169.57. Volume today has so far reached 490302, with an average volume of about 1326.01. The GAP for this stock, is -0.34%.

The P/E ratio is 15.86, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.9. The current EPS for General Dynamics Corporation, is 9.46, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 15.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 11.60%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for General Dynamics Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 3.44% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.50%. Quarter over quarter is 7.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -2.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 5.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -0.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.60% and institutional ownership is 88.10%. Shares outstanding is 307.63, while shares float is at a value of 287.64. Float short for General Dynamics Corporation is 1.21% and the short ratio is 2.62.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.26, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.31. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 19.60% and their operating margin is 13.40%. The profit margin is 9.50%.

General Dynamics Corporation has seen returns on assets of 9.30%, and on investment, 21.50%. Return on equity is 27.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.48, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.15 and Price/cash is 24.3, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -0.67% and 7.95% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.61% and the 52 week low is 25.86%.

General Dynamics Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.03%, with a current price of 150.56. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 30.30%. 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 -2.42%, with performance for the month coming to 0.10%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 5.74%, and for the half year the performance is 8.17%. Volatility for this week is 1.36% and for the month this is 1.32%.

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.

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