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Volume890,802 shs
Average Volume1.31 million shs
Market Capitalization$54.24 billion
P/E Ratio17.42
Dividend Yield2.49%
Beta1.03

Competitors

General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) Vs. HON, BA, LMT, NOC, TDG, and HEI

Should you be buying GD stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "aerospace & defense" are considered alternatives and competitors to General Dynamics, including Honeywell International (HON), The Boeing (BA), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC), TransDigm Group (TDG), and HEICO (HEI).

General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

General Dynamics has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Honeywell International has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

General Dynamics pays an annual dividend of $4.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Honeywell International pays an annual dividend of $3.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. General Dynamics pays out 39.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Honeywell International pays out 45.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. General Dynamics has increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years and Honeywell International has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years. General Dynamics is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares General Dynamics and Honeywell International's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Dynamics$39.35 billion1.38$3.48 billion$11.9816.02
Honeywell International$36.71 billion4.30$6.14 billion$8.1627.86

Honeywell International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than General Dynamics. General Dynamics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Honeywell International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for General Dynamics and Honeywell International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Dynamics34902.38
Honeywell International05802.62

General Dynamics presently has a consensus price target of $188.4375, suggesting a potential downside of 1.82%. Honeywell International has a consensus price target of $220.0769, suggesting a potential downside of 3.20%. Given General Dynamics' higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe General Dynamics is more favorable than Honeywell International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.5% of General Dynamics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.0% of Honeywell International shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of General Dynamics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Honeywell International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares General Dynamics and Honeywell International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Dynamics8.33%23.00%6.27%
Honeywell International14.99%27.69%8.34%

Summary

General Dynamics beats Honeywell International on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and The Boeing (NYSE:BA) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

General Dynamics has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Boeing has a beta of 1.65, indicating that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares General Dynamics and The Boeing's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Dynamics$39.35 billion1.38$3.48 billion$11.9816.02
The Boeing$76.56 billion1.75$-636,000,000.00($3.47)-65.84

General Dynamics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than The Boeing. The Boeing is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than General Dynamics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for General Dynamics and The Boeing, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Dynamics34902.38
The Boeing371502.48

General Dynamics presently has a consensus price target of $188.4375, suggesting a potential downside of 1.82%. The Boeing has a consensus price target of $247.4545, suggesting a potential upside of 8.31%. Given The Boeing's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Boeing is more favorable than General Dynamics.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.5% of General Dynamics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.4% of The Boeing shares are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of General Dynamics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of The Boeing shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares General Dynamics and The Boeing's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Dynamics8.33%23.00%6.27%
The Boeing-7.34%N/A-3.85%

Summary

General Dynamics beats The Boeing on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Dynamics8.33%23.00%6.27%
Lockheed Martin10.18%173.43%13.57%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Dynamics34902.38
Lockheed Martin04702.64

General Dynamics presently has a consensus price target of $188.4375, suggesting a potential downside of 1.82%. Lockheed Martin has a consensus price target of $422.80, suggesting a potential upside of 8.19%. Given Lockheed Martin's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lockheed Martin is more favorable than General Dynamics.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.5% of General Dynamics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of Lockheed Martin shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of General Dynamics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Lockheed Martin shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

General Dynamics has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lockheed Martin has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Dynamics$39.35 billion1.38$3.48 billion$11.9816.02
Lockheed Martin$59.81 billion1.82$6.23 billion$21.9517.80

Lockheed Martin has higher revenue and earnings than General Dynamics. General Dynamics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lockheed Martin, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

General Dynamics pays an annual dividend of $4.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Lockheed Martin pays an annual dividend of $10.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. General Dynamics pays out 39.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lockheed Martin pays out 47.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. General Dynamics has increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years and Lockheed Martin has increased its dividend for 18 consecutive years.

Summary

Lockheed Martin beats General Dynamics on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Northrop Grumman6.94%40.02%8.83%
General Dynamics8.33%23.00%6.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Northrop Grumman12802.64
General Dynamics34902.38

Northrop Grumman presently has a consensus price target of $387.8182, suggesting a potential upside of 4.36%. General Dynamics has a consensus price target of $188.4375, suggesting a potential downside of 1.82%. Given Northrop Grumman's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Northrop Grumman is more favorable than General Dynamics.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.7% of Northrop Grumman shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.5% of General Dynamics shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Northrop Grumman shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of General Dynamics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Northrop Grumman has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Dynamics has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Northrop Grumman$33.84 billion1.77$2.25 billion$21.2117.52
General Dynamics$39.35 billion1.38$3.48 billion$11.9816.02

General Dynamics has higher revenue and earnings than Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Northrop Grumman, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Northrop Grumman pays an annual dividend of $5.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. General Dynamics pays an annual dividend of $4.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Northrop Grumman pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. General Dynamics pays out 39.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Northrop Grumman has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years and General Dynamics has increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years. General Dynamics is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

General Dynamics beats Northrop Grumman on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) and General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares TransDigm Group and General Dynamics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
TransDigm Group10.07%-18.70%4.36%
General Dynamics8.33%23.00%6.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for TransDigm Group and General Dynamics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
TransDigm Group041002.71
General Dynamics34902.38

TransDigm Group presently has a consensus price target of $664.7857, suggesting a potential upside of 11.28%. General Dynamics has a consensus price target of $188.4375, suggesting a potential downside of 1.82%. Given TransDigm Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe TransDigm Group is more favorable than General Dynamics.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.2% of TransDigm Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.5% of General Dynamics shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of TransDigm Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of General Dynamics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

TransDigm Group has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Dynamics has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TransDigm Group and General Dynamics' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TransDigm Group$5.10 billion6.43$699 million$14.0442.55
General Dynamics$39.35 billion1.38$3.48 billion$11.9816.02

General Dynamics has higher revenue and earnings than TransDigm Group. General Dynamics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TransDigm Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

TransDigm Group beats General Dynamics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

HEICO (NYSE:HEI) and General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HEICO and General Dynamics' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
HEICO$1.79 billion10.33$313.98 million$2.2959.60
General Dynamics$39.35 billion1.38$3.48 billion$11.9816.02

General Dynamics has higher revenue and earnings than HEICO. General Dynamics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HEICO, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

HEICO has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Dynamics has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares HEICO and General Dynamics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
HEICO17.57%16.39%9.35%
General Dynamics8.33%23.00%6.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for HEICO and General Dynamics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
HEICO03402.57
General Dynamics34902.38

HEICO presently has a consensus price target of $123.2857, suggesting a potential downside of 9.67%. General Dynamics has a consensus price target of $188.4375, suggesting a potential downside of 1.82%. Given General Dynamics' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe General Dynamics is more favorable than HEICO.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.2% of HEICO shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.5% of General Dynamics shares are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of HEICO shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of General Dynamics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

HEICO pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. General Dynamics pays an annual dividend of $4.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. HEICO pays out 7.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. General Dynamics pays out 39.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. HEICO has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and General Dynamics has increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years. General Dynamics is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

General Dynamics beats HEICO on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


General Dynamics Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Honeywell International logo
HON
Honeywell International
2.7$227.36+1.6%$157.91 billion$36.71 billion32.62
The Boeing logo
BA
The Boeing
1.3$228.47+2.6%$133.61 billion$76.56 billion-28.96Analyst Report
Lockheed Martin logo
LMT
Lockheed Martin
2.2$390.78+0.8%$108.61 billion$59.81 billion16.84Analyst Report
Northrop Grumman logo
NOC
Northrop Grumman
2.2$371.61+0.4%$59.81 billion$33.84 billion25.42Analyst Report
TransDigm Group logo
TDG
TransDigm Group
2.1$597.41+1.8%$32.79 billion$5.10 billion66.68Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
HEICO logo
HEI
HEICO
1.6$136.48+2.6%$18.46 billion$1.79 billion59.60
Teledyne Technologies logo
TDY
Teledyne Technologies
1.8$425.84+3.9%$15.79 billion$3.16 billion41.79Gap Down
Textron logo
TXT
Textron
2.1$67.99+1.9%$15.35 billion$13.63 billion57.13
Huntington Ingalls Industries logo
HII
Huntington Ingalls Industries
1.9$216.21+0.4%$8.70 billion$8.90 billion14.82
Curtiss-Wright logo
CW
Curtiss-Wright
1.7$127.87+1.3%$5.23 billion$2.49 billion22.92Dividend Increase
Spirit AeroSystems logo
SPR
Spirit AeroSystems
1.6$43.17+1.7%$4.55 billion$7.86 billion-8.85Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Hexcel logo
HXL
Hexcel
1.7$52.51+2.2%$4.40 billion$2.36 billion35.72News Coverage
Aerojet Rocketdyne logo
AJRD
Aerojet Rocketdyne
1.4$47.35+0.1%$3.79 billion$1.98 billion31.15
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions logo
KTOS
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
1.5$25.00+1.9%$3.09 billion$717.50 million625.16Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
AeroVironment logo
AVAV
AeroVironment
1.4$107.28+2.8%$2.65 billion$367.30 million90.15Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Gap Down
Cubic logo
CUB
Cubic
1.3$74.81+0.0%$2.38 billion$1.48 billion-575.46
AAR logo
AIR
AAR
1.6$39.88+1.7%$1.41 billion$2.07 billion-66.47
Triumph Group logo
TGI
Triumph Group
1.1$15.84+2.5%$870.85 million$2.90 billion-2.05Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
National Presto Industries logo
NPK
National Presto Industries
1.0$107.89+1.3%$761.60 million$308.51 million16.96
Astronics logo
ATRO
Astronics
1.1$16.09+2.0%$497.08 million$772.70 million-3.82Gap Up
Sypris Solutions logo
SYPR
Sypris Solutions
0.8$3.12+0.6%$66.88 million$87.89 million31.20Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
This page was last updated on 5/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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