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General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

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(10/9 4:01PM)
Open$65.25 Mkt Cap$25.5 Billion
High$66.16 52Wk High$66.16
Low$65.01 52Wk Low$35.28
Volume1.4 Million Avg Vol 10D2.7 Million

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GD Revenue

For a long time, value investors have used the current share price relative to sales per share levels as an important valuation tool. We utilize a historical weighted average methodology that treats recent years more importantly in the calculation. When looking at GD through this framework, we can see that our weighted average historical high and low Price to Sales per share ratios over the last 10 years are 1.46x and 0.96x respectively.

Utilizing this range we can see that GD’s current Price to Sales per share ratio of 0.80x is significantly below its average levels historically. In fact, with a current price of $65.28, GD is a full 34% below its average Price to Sales ratio at comparable sales levels. This is a rare occurrence and, when taken in context of the other areas of our analysis, can be a strong positive for our outlook for GD.

GD Cash Earnings

Cash Earnings is always one of the most important factors to review for a company and, more importantly, an investment in a stock. GD is significantly below its historical average multiple of Cash Earnings. Looking at the last 10 years we can get a good understanding of what investors have grown to expect from GD. For example, GD’s Cash Earnings ratio per share has fluctuated between 10.69 and 16.22 over this historical timeframe. This range is based upon a proprietary weighted methodology at Ockham, but can clearly show an investor where GD is with respect to prior business periods.

So with GD’s current price (latest close of $65.28) and most recent level of Cash Earnings reported, we see significant opportunity from a value perspective. At its current price level, GD is 37% below its average level of Price to Cash Earnings on a historical basis. This means that investors were willing to pay for a much higher stock price than currently for the same level of Cash in the past, on a relative basis. There are a couple of important things to remember, however. First, value doesn’t exist in a vacuum. So if the market doesn’t recognize this value, even a great disparity in Price to Cash Earnings cannot force an immediate stock price reaction. Second, patience is key when looking at securities that have reached these levels of Price to Cash Earnings versus their historical norms. So be patient with GD.

GD Dividends

When determining a company’s future prospects for success, Ockham Research sees analysis of dividend payments as a key additional factor. Even though it isn’t imperative for GD to shell out a dividend in order to receive a positive rating, it can be helpful to further our analysis.

The estimated annual dividend for GD is $1.52 producing a current dividend yield of 2.33%. Much like our evaluation of Sales and Cash Earnings per share, we review dividend yields from GD against the historic high and low levels over all available dividend history. Because dividends are a decision made exclusively by management, we view a healthy and rising dividend as a sign of confidence and strength. The highest dividend yield from GD over previous years was 4.31% while the lowest dividend yield was 1.06%. The current dividend yield is below the historical median, which is slightly off-putting. We are a bit adverse to GD from this valuation metric.

Peer Comparison


General Dynamics Corp. Industry Grouping

Company Ticker Market Cap (Ml) Latest
Price/Cash Earnings Price/Sales 5-Yr. Rev.
Growth Rate
Avg. ROE.
Current 10-Yr. Range* Current 10-Yr. Range*
Peer Company Averages (not incuding GD) 8.36 5.25 » 34.33 0.69 0.46 » 1.46 9.73% 23.43%
*10 year range does not include current year values
The Boeing Company BA $38.3 Billion $52.69 10.14 4.22 » 19.26 0.62 0.31 » 1.25 3.83% 25.91%
Lockheed Martin Corp. LMT $29.1 Billion $75.82 7.26 5.71 » 30.81 0.65 0.52 » 1.23 6.07% 44.22%
Honeywell International, Inc. HON $28.0 Billion $37.17 8.63 4.63 » 77.26 0.84 0.44 » 1.86 9.61% 22.60%
General Dynamics Corp. GD $25.5 Billion $66.16 8.48 4.58 » 21.38 0.80 0.45 » 1.75 12.01% 19.20%
Raytheon Company RTN $18.0 Billion $46.11 8.05 5.87 » 25.19 0.74 0.56 » 1.32 5.06% 12.46%
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc LLL $8.9 Billion $76.72 7.74 5.80 » 19.15 0.58 0.46 » 1.64 24.10% 11.96%

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4:49:56 PM GD $65.94 General Dynamics Corp.
4 days ago (10/06)
“…Don’t think alcoa is going to do it for us. I think the commodities plays particularly with the weak alcoa will probably not disappoint. >> pete, you are watching GENERAL DYNAMICS, oracle as what makes them so significant? >> they are bellwethers. They are big place holders in our portfolios. They have money to spend. If it enhances productivity, if is a product you can’t get anywhere else, good pricing and volume tells us we are on the right track. >> gentlemen, good discussion. Watch for alcoa tomorrow. Earnings season kicks off "closing bell" will have alcoa’s release the minute the results hit. The first dow stock to report. We bring you complete earnings stwral coverage tomorrow, the puppet behind me has been failing for the last hour. The batteries must be low. …” – GD on Closing Bell
8:33:19 AM GD $64.77 General Dynamics Corp.
5 days ago (10/06)
5:45:21 PM GD $64.77 General Dynamics Corp.
5 days ago (10/05)
“…Kick it off with a pop for peabody energy. >> "barron’s" article really got everybody hyped up including coal demand increasing and maybe coal demand’s been a little bit weaker over in china but it’s still far xeegd last year. Big pop today for peabody. >> GENERAL DYNAMICS. >> upgraded at morgan stanley raised their price target to 80 from 52. Ten times forward earnings it’s cheap still. >> pet smart was a pop. >> upgrade probably more to i’d still be a buyer of petsmart >> also a pop for the brazil etf. Pop of 3%. >> high for the year. No reason to get out. Brazil looks great. >> and a pop for the twins. The minnesota twins. The twins back in the game after beating out kansas city yesterday, coming back from seven games down in the minnesota moves on to a one-game playoffs with the detroit tigers on tuesday night for the a.L. Central title. >> this is a pop for the entire you’ve got the monday night game tonight and now you’ve got the twins tomorrow. >> giddy-up. >> metrodome. >> pop here for dow chemical. Back over to petey. 5% move. >> big move today. Because the solar, once again, just like dupont, we’ve got a …” – GD on Fast Money
4:09:24 PM GD $64.51 General Dynamics Corp.
5 days ago (10/05)
“…That’s from needam. Shares in the blackberry maker are down 20%. A disappointing third-quarter forecast. $65.40 tonight. GENERAL DYNAMICS upgraded. $80 a share. That’s for morgan stanley. The analyst talks about higher demand for the gulf stream business jets, especially in the general dynamic stocks up 2 2/3%. >>> is there too much regulation put into effect over the global but first, home depot founder will be with us when he thinks an economic recovery will be in full swing. Putting its money right now. …” – GD on Closing Bell
9:54:12 AM GD $64.20 General Dynamics Corp.
6 days ago (10/05)
“…Up 300% since the trough. You’re up 130% year to date. Southwest airlines, one of the worst performers in the s&p this morning, cut from market perform to out perform. Bargain hunting coming into GENERAL DYNAMICS, one of many industrials rebounding here industrial htoday to overweiom equal morganstanley. Guys, back to you. >> thank you very much, matt necessary nesto. >>> sally will be on "power lunch" today at 1:00 p.M. Eastern time today. Interview. >> sallie here’s the stock right now. Up better than 2 1/2%. 1677. Replace r later ft goingceo ke lewis. On-air editor charlie gasparino, author o"the ut" the story over the weekend and joins us on the phone with more. Charlie, what are you hearing? >> you know, mark, thanks for the little plug for the book, by >> I even got a picture of the best you know, the pressure is not just to pick someone soon but the pressure is to get someone …” – GD on Squawk On The Street
7:54:33 AM GD $63.08 General Dynamics Corp.
6 days ago (10/05)
“…Overweight rated. Caterpillar, morgan stanley comments on caterpillar. The compansed target reins cautious believes a sharp rebo b aging fleets more 2011 not in finally GENERAL DYNAMICS was ral dynamics was upgreight from equal weight at morgan stanley. The target price increased all the way to 80. The old target was 52. The firm also upgrades sector the sectorting infromcan. >> all ther loo futures because again after two weeks of trading lower the futures this morning are indicating a sharper open. In fact last check was up by 45 points above fair value for dow again, this is a busy week. Earnings kicking off wednesday after the bell with alcoa. O report. Talkingow futures up 36 points above fair value. When we return, a look at top business headlines. Coming up at 8:58 eastern, the man who called the recession nouriel rab any here with latest predictions. >> still ahead on "squawk box," political power players, new …” – GD on Squawk Box
6:27:03 AM GD $63.08 General Dynamics Corp.
6 days ago (10/05)
“…Don’t know for how long. That hasn’t been working out too at this point they’re going to a neutral, stock’s up at least tripled. From its lows. >>> GENERAL DYNAMICS upgraded, upgrading the sector target, upgrading the sector target increase to 80 from 52. The firm also jue grades the petsmart upgraded from buy to neutral. Price target is 27. I really need to know the difference — how would you pick a petsmart versus a petco, do you know? >> I don’t. >> either from a stock or to go where you need. Is that a potential combination down the road where they just say, look, let’s stop — >> petsmartco? >> I don’t want to give you tmi, but I need a new pooper scooper. What about them? That’s why I need — one of them is very large. >> by the way, ubs — …” – GD on Squawk Box
3:37:38 PM GD $64.68 General Dynamics Corp.
11 days ago (09/29)
“…Boeing has been a leader on the dow jones/industrials. Look at the other names in the defense sector. You can look at honeywell and lockheed martin and northrop grumman doing so well. I didn’t put g.D. In there, GENERAL DYNAMICS because they’ve been faltering but the group is doing well. Boeing a dow component average. It would be down more than 32 points if it weren’t for boeing 3 1/4% gain there. Last but not least, look at what is going on with the drugstores and the grocers. Walgreens come out. They’ve really — let’s attribute this to walgreens. The fourth quarter topped estimates and they’ve been working on the prescription drug plan getting people in the stores. Selling things you need, bread, soap, and the things you need. Essentials. All right, now for essential report from the nasdaq, go to >> thanks very much, nicole. If you’re craving the google wave, you may not be far off from testing out that new google announcing on its web blog today that it’s going for a select few. If you don’t know what the wave is, platform that combines e-mail and i.M. And you can share and collaborate …” – GD on Countdown to the Closing Bell
10:21:37 AM GD $62.37 General Dynamics Corp.
17 days ago (09/24)
“…About your former life at lockheed martin and I want to talk about defense spending. Where do you see defense budgets a lot of talk right now especially in the investing sector about some programs on the books at your old company northrop grumman, GENERAL DYNAMICS, you name it. Where do you see the defense spending going? >> I can’t speak to my old company, retired 12 years. In terms of the overall sector I think we’re looking at a flat to declining real dollar defense budget for a period of time. And much of the money that goes into that is going to have to be to either operations or to replace systems that are just flat wearing out. >> brian: yeah, where do you see our biggest need right now? Where should the money be centered in terms of defense >> well, I think it clearly needs to be centered on the kind of conflict we seem to be caught in, the– not the very large wars which hopefully we won’t be facing for a while, but into things, how do we combat terrorism, how do we combat insurgencies, how do we build countries and so on. >> brian: norman augustine, thank you for joining us. >> thank you good to be with >> brian: where is chuck yager when you need him. …” – GD on Fox Business
10:14:33 AM GD $62.44 General Dynamics Corp.
17 days ago (09/24)
“…company is or was, within the last 12 months, a non-securities business client of MLPF&S and/or one or more of its affiliates: Bombardier Inc., GENERAL DYNAMICS, Spirit AeroSys-A.MLPF&S or an affiliate has received compensation for investment banking services from this company within the past 12 months: Bombardier Inc., GENERAL DYNAMICS, Spirit AeroSys-A.MLPF&S or an affiliate expects to receive or intends to seek compensation for investment banking services from this company or an affiliate of the company within the next three months: Bombardier Inc., GENERAL DYNAMICS, Spirit AeroSys-A.MLPF&S together with its affiliates beneficially owns one percent or more of the common stock of this company. If this report was issued on or after the 10th day of the month, it reflects the ownership position on the last day of the previous month. Reports issued …” – GD on Zero Hedge
10:14:33 AM GD $62.44 General Dynamics Corp.
17 days ago (09/24)
“…Spirit AeroSys-A.MLPF&S or one of its affiliates is willing to sell to, or buy from, clients the common equity of the company on a principal basis: GENERAL DYNAMICS, Spirit …” – GD on Zero Hedge
10:11:28 AM GD $63.07 General Dynamics Corp.
9/9/2009 10:11 AM
“…>> brian: okay, so it’s not like they’re going to see 30% growth in the money that uncle sam gives them it’s just that they’ve sold off too far. >> we think so, along with the rest of the market and they haven’t had the rebound yet. They’ve not had the rebound. The only company that had a good run that we own is GENERAL DYNAMICS, up about 50% since we bought it. So, you know, there are some movements in companies, you pick good companies that have earning power, great dividends and I think you’re going to be pleasantry surprised by year >> dagen: what stocks are you selling here specifically, >> well, we’re not really selling anything in particular. And we have a very dynamic stop loss process. When we buy we not only have a plan to buy the stock cheap, but also to sell it after we’ve got a gain so we think that stops are very important in this kind of market that moves so fast. >> brian: what’s a good rate. How much do you make before you …” – GD on Fox Business
3:02:18 PM GD $53.54 General Dynamics Corp.
7/28/2009 3:02 PM
“…Some of the home builders have turned into the green, boeing is a winner and the defense group overall, united technologies, GENERAL DYNAMICS, doing I threw in dell and yahoo! And some names doing well and also, health care, coventry health, aetna, doing amazingly well, and …” – GD on Countdown to the Closing Bell
5:22:55 PM GD $55.39 General Dynamics Corp.
6/30/2009 5:22 PM
“…More than 5200 vehicles for $12 billion. That’s what this is end up being. Possible other challengers, bag, navistar and force protection and GENERAL DYNAMICS will protest this decision. Whoever ends up winning this award will contract to meet timetables. …” – GD on Happy Hour
6:36:21 PM GD $59.04 General Dynamics Corp.
6/10/2009 6:36 PM
“…Conglomerate of with a financing business, a helicopter business, and an aerospace components GENERAL DYNAMICS up 152%. L 3 up 349%. And the s&p is down 19%. But still better than the 69% decline in textron. As ceo, campbell hasn’t been able to solve the problems with …” – GD on Mad Money
6:17:39 PM GD $59.27 General Dynamics Corp.
6/4/2009 6:17 PM
“…And walk away. Same goes for axis technologies, axys, which I recommended at $40.51 back on february 13th of this year. It’s being bought by GENERAL DYNAMICS for $54 a share. Hallelujah >> I want you to ring the register, always great to get a 30% gain, do not hang out for a …” – GD on Mad Money
5:47:54 PM GD $59.10 General Dynamics Corp.
6/4/2009 5:47 PM
“…They’re trading to 15 times earnings and one of the most interesting things to me is today their competitor, access technology which is a prior rising star for us, they got taken over by GENERAL DYNAMICS at a price that would be a big price, want that they’re for sale, they’re not, it’s just it gives you a sense of some of the relative value out there. A namy like, slir. …” – GD on Fast Money
12:35:14 PM GD $58.63 General Dynamics Corp.
6/4/2009 12:35 PM
“…The p. C. Only market. Intel moving higher because investors liked it. On a related note, a couple other names in the news. GENERAL DYNAMICS buying active technologies for $643 million. This company makes cameras and surveillance equipment for the defense sector. …” – GD on Fox Business
10:45:12 AM GD $58.44 General Dynamics Corp.
6/4/2009 10:45 AM
“…Buying a company you see dilutive effects so that’s not necessarily happening today. Wind river of course moving up to that 111/2 share price offer and GENERAL DYNAMICS going on a shopping spree picking up a stock, a company atthat trades at and 643 million dollars, access makes optical solutions, things like cameras and surveillance equipment for the defense GENERAL DYNAMICS moving in the way it should down 23 cents of axsys. And a chip maker extending an …” – GD on Fox Business
9:44:34 AM GD $58.58 General Dynamics Corp.
6/4/2009 9:44 AM
“…Boosting their stock sales side by a third up to 1 billion dollars worth of stock and the shares up 7%. Demand obviously there, at least in the early going and then there’s yet another deal to talk about, GENERAL DYNAMICS by access technologies, $54 a share and total access shares expect today resume trading within the next minute, alexis and that’s again $54 is the bid there. …” – GD on The Opening Bell on Fox Business
5:25:35 PM GD $56.90 General Dynamics Corp.
5/29/2009 5:25 PM
“…Going to be spending a lot of money here. >> where was the music and the intro that guy adami likes? That was pretty fun but — >> I stick with the big names. Lockheed martin, GENERAL DYNAMICS. We have to realize, isn’t this the government’s not going to come out and tell us we’re awarding contracts to x, y, and z. So let’s think about this smart. If they did — I think it’s in the works now already. …” – GD on Fast Money
2:53:52 PM GD $55.93 General Dynamics Corp.
5/29/2009 2:53 PM
“…>> a new merrill lynch study estimates the cyber security market will hit $26 billion over the next 3 years. The big defense contractors are jumping in. Boeing, lockheed martin, raytheon, along with GENERAL DYNAMICS have thrown their hats in the ring. As far as the cyber security czar the president is expected to name, apparently there are three names on the short list. He did not name them today. >>> how would you like to play …” – GD on Street Signs
6:36:25 PM GD $55.19 General Dynamics Corp.
5/21/2009 6:36 PM
“…And I wanted your thoughts on what raytheon’s balance sheet was compared to the other big defense contractors, i.E., boeing, lockheed martin, GENERAL DYNAMICS and raytheon as we move forward in this new administration and what the spending priorities are. >> raytheon has been unable trying to make it better and better and better and they’ve …” – GD on Mad Money
6:33:44 PM GD $55.19 General Dynamics Corp.
5/21/2009 6:33 PM
“…And finally, we’re building eight virginia class submarines for 5.6 billion, a project that northrop grumman splits with GENERAL DYNAMICS and never know when the chaicom might turn into actual communists. In total, 65% of the company’s backlog expected to convert into revenue, that’s an avalanche of cash coming at you, in addition …” – GD on Mad Money
7:36:33 AM GD $50.61 General Dynamics Corp.
4/29/2009 7:36 AM
“…Up a a little more than 1% on let’s go back to robert gray in new york. Robert: ashley thanks very much. The earnings continuing to come out we’re hearing from defense contractor GENERAL DYNAMICS coming in beaeating the street $1.53, 7 cents ahead of the revenue numbers coming in above expectations 8.3 billion they were looking for 7.8 …” – GD on Money For Breakfast
9:44:59 AM GD $50.65 General Dynamics Corp.
4/27/2009 9:44 AM
“…Your disruption in traisns border, take a look at visa. Too early to quantify any impact right now, if any. GENERAL DYNAMICS at b.A. They think that stock is headed to $61 a share. Their first quarter earnings are coming out wednesday. Goldman sachs put a buy on them in the middle of last week. …” – GD on Squawk On The Street
9:40:52 AM GD $50.24 General Dynamics Corp.
4/27/2009 9:40 AM
“…>> it was up 11% in tokyo today. >>> next, stock tons move, including — no, not that, mastercard and GENERAL DYNAMICS. >> plus, the faber report. David, what are you looking at? >> shares of verizon are down a bit this morning. The numbers look to be pretty we’ll look at that when we come the street." …” – GD on Squawk On The Street
6:46:11 PM GD $49.18 General Dynamics Corp.
4/24/2009 6:46 PM
“…Had a nice sit-down and I had to tell them, listen, gentlemen, you ain’t seen nothing yet, I think your company could be very lockheed martin, raytheon. I think GENERAL DYNAMICS is terrific with a great backlog, and I am a buyer right here. Pulling the trigger. GENERAL DYNAMICS. And the "lightning round" is over! …” – GD on Mad Money
6:45:41 PM GD $49.18 General Dynamics Corp.
4/24/2009 6:45 PM
“…Big yankee fan in massachusetts. >> oh, man. I always like to bookend with >> caller: new to the stock question for you. Talked myself out of buying into GENERAL DYNAMICS a couple weeks ago, symbol is gd. Now i’m kicking myself in the butt — >> no, don’t kick yourself. The stock’s still a buy here. People waiting for the plane to go out and going on the plane from columbus the other day we …” – GD on Mad Money
10:20:50 AM GD $47.72 General Dynamics Corp.
4/22/2009 10:20 AM
“…Last 30 years. And the downturns i’m talking about are the last three really were in the last 30 years. >> so what is the stock in your universe type? >> we like GENERAL DYNAMICS because we think you’ve got a defense business that is showing at below and you’re getting the gulf stream product line for free. …” – GD on Squawk On The Street
11:06:42 AM GD $44.58 General Dynamics Corp.
4/9/2009 11:06 AM
“…Anyway, it’s a buy while some other names, boeing, grumman and lockheed martin withhold and one GENERAL DYNAMICS was a sell last but not least, let’s a talk a look at some of the other getting in the rl getting in the retail sales numbers, mixed bag, but one thing, also, don’t forget easter came a little later and some fox …” – GD on Fox Business
3:44:06 PM GD $43.68 General Dynamics Corp.
4/7/2009 3:44 PM
“…While those two companies may lose on that particular program, the pentagon will need to use more abrams and bradley. In the meantime, the vehicles made by GENERAL DYNAMICS and while the budget request may cut or cancel programs, congress could always decide to fund them. >> the one with the most up …” – GD on Countdown to the Closing Bell
1:16:21 PM GD $43.57 General Dynamics Corp.
4/7/2009 1:16 PM
“…If it’s f-22 it discontinued, it would lose serious money. The secretary wants to rebuild a manned ground vehicle. GENERAL DYNAMICS are developing that vehicle. But halting that program would force orders by bradleys. You have a lot of these companies throughout, stuart, of that some, take it away, but get …” – GD on Fox Business
3:03:46 PM GD $44.57 General Dynamics Corp.
4/6/2009 3:03 PM
“…Seems like bad news. They said they’re going to double the budget for the f-35, the joint strike fighter. Those shares really getting a nice surge today. GENERAL DYNAMICS, boeing, moving to the upside on that let’s finish with ibm. Rebecca is going to have more on this at the nasdaq. That deal with sun likely won’t …” – GD on Closing Bell
3:00:19 PM GD $44.46 General Dynamics Corp.
4/6/2009 3:00 PM
“…Raptor, while boosting money for lockheed joint striker taking from one with, adding to another. Look at defense stocks. They like it here. Lockheed martin up 8 1/4%. GENERAL DYNAMICS better than 4 1/2. Raytheon, northrop and boeing higher. Big gain for raytheon, up 7%. Stocks are overall retreating after a month long rally and talks for ibm to buy sun …” – GD on Countdown to the Closing Bell
4:59:17 PM GD $43.07 General Dynamics Corp.
3/26/2009 4:59 PM
“…They were up huge across the board and there was a two-day meeting with civilian and military leaders assessing the u.S. Military enterprise ask there you see northrop grumman, raytheon, lockheed martin, GENERAL DYNAMICS, all of them up almost in the 7% range on the best buy news also came out better than expected today and the bond auction for the seven-year bonds here in the united states also came out at …” – GD on Closing Bell
8:42:34 AM GD $36.71 General Dynamics Corp.
3/17/2009 8:42 AM
“…Side on the up side if it can break out through 13, three quarters, $14. It can get as high as $19 in the next year. Finally a conservative idea. GENERAL DYNAMICS, military contractor, we know about this, two-thirds of sales I don’t think the u.S. Budget is going to be hampered that stock down tremendously. I don’t think this reflects reality. What our budget is going to be and what it’s going to require in the future. Folks looking for some security or looking for value, I have to believe GENERAL DYNAMICS provides don’t forget, guys, I have an klaxons you have pick on the web site. The only place to find it fox business.Com/"money for now let’s head over to london for a check of the overseas markets with gavin gray. …” – GD on Money For Breakfast
10:16:20 AM GD $36.71 General Dynamics Corp.
3/6/2009 10:16 AM
“…Earlier today. >> the bass family sold that at disney lower than 16. Do you remember that? Then hewlett-packard down, GENERAL DYNAMICS. There’s one new high. >> no idea. >> on the new york stock >> let me give you a clue. …” – GD on Squawk On The Street
9:43:28 AM GD $38.66 General Dynamics Corp.
3/5/2009 9:43 AM
“…Concerns with this company, despite the government’s capital boosting moves of converting from preferred to common shares on friday. The stock cannot catch a break as you can see, down eight cents. GENERAL DYNAMICS, also falling today after cutting its 2009 the company says it’s going to cut its aircraft production at its gold stream unit, also saying it’s going to cut a 1200 …” – GD on The Opening Bell on Fox Business
9:26:18 AM GD $37.56 General Dynamics Corp.
3/5/2009 9:26 AM
“…Based on the fact they’re set up with such large scale and able the tradedown effect and lower gasoline prices seem to be helping out as well and a lot of other, the jobs conversation goes to this GENERAL DYNAMICS and another example of a company again, wal-mart is not what we’re seeing in the broader economy right now, but as you say, maybe a good sign at least somebody will manage it. Alexis: not bad there. …” – GD on The Opening Bell on Fox Business
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Key Fundamentals

GD – General Dynamics Corporation Fundamentals
Price (10/9 4:01PM) $66.16
Volume (10/9 4:01PM) 1.4 Million
Last Close Price $65.28
10 Day Average Volume 2.7 Million
13 Week Price Range $49.85 – $66.16
52 Week Price Range $35.28 – $66.16
LTM Revenue $31.4 Billion
Shares Outstanding (12/2008) 385.1 Million
Market Capitalization $25.5 Billion
Shares Held By Institutions 307.8 Million
Institutional Holders 923
% Shares Held By Institutions 79.90%
Earnings Per Share (EPS) $6.17
P/E Ratio 10.50
Book Value Per Share $28.57
Gross Margin 13.50%
Annual Dividend 1.52
Dividend Yield 2.30%
Beta 1.19
Fiscal Year Ends December

About General Dynamics Corp.

General Dynamics Corporation is considered to operate in the Industrial Goods sector. They specifically operate in the Aerospace – Defense- Products/Services business segment contained within the Aerospace/Defense industry.

The Company offers products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding design and construction; and information systems, technologies and services.