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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 1645.75, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 1/3/1977 is 4.78%.

To help you determine whether General Dynamics Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.24 and forward P/E is 14.1. PEG perhaps more useful shows that General Dynamics Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.72. P/S ratio is 1.36 and the P/B ratio is 4.12. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 22.4 and 58.19 respectively.

At the current price General Dynamics Corporation is trading at, 141.54 (0.00% today), General Dynamics Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.15%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 30.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 9.29, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.49% after growing 15.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 9.50%, and -0.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 301.75, and the number of shares float is 288.01. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 87.50%. The float short is 1.02%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.79. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.10%, and also a return on investment of 21.50%.

The ability for General Dynamics Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.27 and total debt/equity is 0.32. In terms of margins, General Dynamics Corporation has a gross margin of 19.50%, with its operating margin at 13.40%, and General Dynamics Corporation has a profit margin of 9.40%.

The 52 week high is -5.93%, with 17.74% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.75% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.44%.

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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