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Is General Dynamics Corporation(NYSE: GD), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977. General Dynamics Corporation is in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for General Dynamics Corporation, is 1473.63, and so far today it has a volume of 872700. Performance year to date since the 1/3/1977 is 13.87%.

To help you determine whether General Dynamics Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.26 and forward P/E is 15.3. PEG perhaps more useful shows that General Dynamics Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.17. P/S ratio is 1.51 and the P/B ratio is 4.26. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 24.73 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price General Dynamics Corporation is trading at, 153.81 (-0.68% today), General Dynamics Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.98%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 30.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 9.46, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.31% after growing 15.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.60%, and -2.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 305.28, and the number of shares float is 287.64. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 88.20%. The float short is 1.22%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.38. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.30%, and also a return on investment of 21.50%.

The ability for General Dynamics Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.26 and total debt/equity is 0.31. In terms of margins, General Dynamics Corporation has a gross margin of 19.60%, with its operating margin at 13.40%, and General Dynamics Corporation has a profit margin of 9.50%.

The 52 week high is -0.75%, with 27.94% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.72% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.68%.

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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