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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD)?

The company in question is, General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) currently with a stock price of 152.68 (0.26% today). The market cap for General Dynamics Corporation is 46625.42, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for General Dynamics Corporation is 166.92. Currently General Dynamics Corporation is trading with a P/E of 16.14, and a forward P/E of 15.22. Average volume for General Dynamics Corporation is 1650.3 and so far today it is 906100.

Performance in the last year for General Dynamics Corporation has been 8.31%. For EPS growth, General Dynamics Corporation has seen a growth of 15.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.09%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.90% over the last five years and could be 7.50% for the next five years. General Dynamics Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 7.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.84%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.70%.

Since the IPO date for General Dynamics Corporation on the 1/3/1977, General Dynamics Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 13.03%. With General Dynamics Corporation trading at 152.68, the dividend yield is 1.99%, and the EPS is 9.46.

So could General Dynamics Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.14. The PEG is 2.15, P/S is 1.49 and the P/B is at 4.23. The P/cash is 24.55, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

General Dynamics Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.26, and total debt/equity at 0.31.

In terms of margins, General Dynamics Corporation has a gross margin of 19.60%, an operating margin of 13.40% and a profit margin of 9.50%.Payout ratio for General Dynamics Corporation is 30.30%. Return on assets come to 9.30% with return on investment coming to 21.50%.

Insider ownership for General Dynamics Corporation, is at 0.60% and institutional ownership comes to 88.30%. Outstanding shares are at 305.38. While shares float is 287.64. The float short is currently 1.33%, and short ratio is 2.31.

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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