General Dynamics Corporation (GD): Price and Financial Metrics

General Dynamics Corporation (GD): $191.69

-0.25 (-0.13%)

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GD POWR Grades

  • GD scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 86.82% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for GD is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 206 days.
  • GD's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 29.59% of US stocks).

GD Stock Summary

  • General Dynamics Corp's market capitalization of $54,058,130,484 is ahead of 95.49% of US-listed equities.
  • General Dynamics Corp's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.9% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of General Dynamics Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.93% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to General Dynamics Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be KHC, NOC, ROP, EMR, and GPN.
  • To check out General Dynamics Corp's SEC filings, go to the company's page on browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0000040533.

GD Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of GD, see our GD price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $193.41 Average Broker Recommendation 1.7 (Moderate Buy)

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GD Price/Volume Stats

Current price $191.69 52-week high $197.51
Prev. close $191.29 52-week low $129.17
Day low $191.10 Volume 19,599
Day high $192.00 Avg. volume 1,305,759
50-day MA $183.20 Dividend yield 2.48%
200-day MA $158.21 Market Cap 54.17B

General Dynamics Corporation (GD) Company Bio

General Dynamics operates as aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four business groups: Aerospace; Combat Systems; Information Systems and Technology; and Marine Systems. The company was founded in 1899 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.

GD Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$191.69$104.38 -45%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for GD, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that General Dynamics Corp ranked in the 40th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 45%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of General Dynamics Corp, consider:

  • The company has produced more trailing twelve month cash flow than 97.79% of its sector Industrials.
  • General Dynamics Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than merely 14.2% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • GD's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than merely 14.2% of tickers in our DCF set.

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Latest GD News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about General Dynamics Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate GD as an investment opportunity.

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Yahoo | May 14, 2021

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Yahoo | May 13, 2021

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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Berkshire Hathaway, Oracle, FedEx, Freeport-McMoRan and General Dynamics

Yahoo | May 7, 2021

Should General Dynamics be in Your Portfolio? | May 6, 2021

Lockheed Martin Or General Dynamics: Which Is A Better Buy?

Photo by guvendemir/E+ via Getty Images Lockheed Martin (LMT) and General Dynamics (GD) are among the best dividend growth stocks and defense primes. Both possess strong moats and growth runways and have delivered exceptional dividend growth and total returns to shareholders over time: Data by YCharts In this article, we...

Samuel Smith on Seeking Alpha | April 30, 2021

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GD Price Returns

1-mo 3.91%
3-mo 18.13%
6-mo 26.60%
1-year 50.68%
3-year 2.03%
5-year 48.44%
YTD 30.58%
2020 -13.14%
2019 14.80%
2018 -21.34%
2017 19.85%
2016 28.46%

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