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General Dynamics Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.28 (+0.92 %)
(As of 10/23/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $140.70
50-Day Range
MA: $142.89
52-Week Range
Now: $140.70
Volume993,100 shs
Average Volume1.68 million shs
Market Capitalization$40.37 billion
P/E Ratio12.50
Dividend Yield3.13%
General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates in five segments: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems, and Marine Systems. The Aerospace segment designs, manufactures, and supports business-jet aircraft; and offers business-aviation services, including maintenance, fixed-base operation, government fleet, aircraft management, charter, and staffing services, as well as integrated aviation solutions. The Combat Systems segment engages in the design, development, production, modernization, and sustainment of combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions. This segment offers wheeled combat and tactical vehicles; main battle tanks and tracked combat vehicles; weapons systems, armaments, and munitions; and maintenance, logistics support, and sustainment services. The Information Technology segment provides information technology (IT), IT infrastructure modernization, and professional services, as well as cloud, cyber, software development, systems engineering, and data analytics services and solutions. The Mission Systems segment offers mission-critical C4ISR products and systems, such as space, intelligence, and cyber systems; ground systems and products; and naval, air, and electronic systems. The Marine Systems segment designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, and auxiliary and combat-logistics ships for the United States Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers. This segment provides nuclear-powered submarines; surface combatants; auxiliary and combat-logistics ships; commercial product carriers and containerships; design and engineering support services; and maintenance, modernization, and lifecycle support services, as well as repair services for navy ships. The company was incorporated in 1952 and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.2Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.25 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Ship & boat building & repairing
Sub-IndustryAerospace & Defense



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$39.35 billion
Cash Flow$15.11 per share
Book Value$46.88 per share


Net Income$3.48 billion


Market Cap$40.37 billion
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Confirmed)
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General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) Frequently Asked Questions

How has General Dynamics' stock been impacted by COVID-19?

General Dynamics' stock was trading at $148.45 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, GD shares have decreased by 5.2% and is now trading at $140.70.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of General Dynamics?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for General Dynamics in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is General Dynamics' next earnings date?

General Dynamics is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 28th 2020.
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How can I listen to General Dynamics' earnings call?

General Dynamics will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, October 28th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were General Dynamics' earnings last quarter?

General Dynamics Co. (NYSE:GD) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 29th. The aerospace company reported $2.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.03. The aerospace company had revenue of $9.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.03 billion. General Dynamics had a return on equity of 24.10% and a net margin of 8.47%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.77 EPS.
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How often does General Dynamics pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for General Dynamics?

General Dynamics declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 9th will be paid a dividend of $1.10 per share on Friday, November 13th. This represents a $4.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 8th.
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How will General Dynamics' stock buyback program work?

General Dynamics announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, March 4th 2020, which allows the company to repurchase 10,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has General Dynamics issued on next quarter's earnings?

General Dynamics issued an update on its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of 11.00-11.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $11.19. The company issued revenue guidance of $38.4-38.4 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $38.81 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GD?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for General Dynamics' shares. Their forecasts range from $138.00 to $225.00. On average, they anticipate General Dynamics' share price to reach $173.19 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 23.1% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting General Dynamics?

General Dynamics saw a drop in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,330,000 shares, a drop of 18.2% from the September 15th total of 2,850,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,160,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 0.8% of the company's shares are sold short.
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Who are some of General Dynamics' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of General Dynamics own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other General Dynamics investors own include AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), AbbVie (ABBV), NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Raytheon Technologies (RTX), The Boeing (BA) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are General Dynamics' key executives?

General Dynamics' management team includes the following people:
  • Ms. Phebe N. Novakovic, Chairman & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Jason W. Aiken, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 47)
  • Mr. John P. Casey, Exec. VP of Marine Systems (Age 64)
  • Mr. Mark C. Roualet, Exec. VP of Combat Systems (Age 60)
  • Ms. Kimberly A. Kuryea, Sr. VP of HR & Admin. (Age 52)

What is General Dynamics' stock symbol?

General Dynamics trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GD."

Who are General Dynamics' major shareholders?

General Dynamics' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include LSV Asset Management (0.31%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.17%), Saratoga Research & Investment Management (0.10%), Conning Inc. (0.08%), Country Trust Bank (0.07%) and Bartlett & Co. LLC (0.05%). Company insiders that own General Dynamics stock include Catherine B Reynolds, Christopher J Brady, Christopher Marzilli, Gary L Whited, John Patrick Casey, Lester L Lyles, Mark C Roualet, Mark Lagrand Burns, Mark Malcolm, William A Moss and William A Osborn.
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Which institutional investors are selling General Dynamics stock?

GD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Axel Capital Management LLC, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Park National Corp OH, Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, and Retirement Systems of Alabama. Company insiders that have sold General Dynamics company stock in the last year include Mark C Roualet, and William A Moss.
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Which institutional investors are buying General Dynamics stock?

GD stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Country Trust Bank, Denali Advisors LLC, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Saratoga Research & Investment Management, Professional Advisory Services Inc., and Brookstone Capital Management. Company insiders that have bought General Dynamics stock in the last two years include Catherine B Reynolds, Mark Lagrand Burns, and Mark Malcolm.
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How do I buy shares of General Dynamics?

Shares of GD can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is General Dynamics' stock price today?

One share of GD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $140.70.

How big of a company is General Dynamics?

General Dynamics has a market capitalization of $40.37 billion and generates $39.35 billion in revenue each year. The aerospace company earns $3.48 billion in net income (profit) each year or $11.98 on an earnings per share basis. General Dynamics employs 102,900 workers across the globe.

What is General Dynamics' official website?

The official website for General Dynamics is www.gd.com.

How can I contact General Dynamics?

General Dynamics' mailing address is 11011 SUNSET HILLS ROAD, RESTON VA, 20190. The aerospace company can be reached via phone at 703-876-3000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 10/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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