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How to buy General Dynamics Corporation stock in Canada | $195.12
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General Dynamics Corporation is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. General Dynamics Corporation stocks (GD.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $198.14 – a decrease of 3.21% over the previous week. General Dynamics Corporation employs 100,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $38.5 billion.
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- Can I buy shares in General Dynamics Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted General Dynamics Corporation shares?
- General Dynamics Corporation shares summary
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- Is General Dynamics Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- General Dynamics Corporation performance over time
- Can I short General Dynamics Corporation shares?
- Is General Dynamics Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are General Dynamics Corporation shares over-valued?
- General Dynamics Corporation's financials
- How volatile are General Dynamics Corporation shares?
- Does General Dynamics Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have General Dynamics Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted General Dynamics Corporation's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, General Dynamics Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $195.12, which is 3.85% up on its pre-crash value of $187.6 and 94.05% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $100.55.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of General Dynamics Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $603.36 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,104.38.
General Dynamics Corporation stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of GD stocks over time.
General Dynamics Corporation stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$195.12|
|52-week range||$126.6078 - $206.46|
|50-day moving average||$198.9821|
|200-day moving average||$189.2698|
|Wall St. target price||$216.11|
|Dividend yield||$4.58 (2.35%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$11.502|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
General Dynamics Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-09)||-4.26%|
|1 month (2021-08-19)||-0.19%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||5.38%|
|6 months (2021-03-19)||9.85%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||36.46%|
|2 years (2019-09-18)||2.53%|
|3 years (2018-09-18)||-4.64%|
|5 years (2016-09-16)||29.43%|
Is General Dynamics Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing General Dynamics Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of General Dynamics Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
General Dynamics Corporation's P/E ratio
General Dynamics Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, General Dynamics Corporation stocks trade at around 17x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're under-valued.
General Dynamics Corporation's PEG ratio
General Dynamics Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2875. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into General Dynamics Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
General Dynamics Corporation's EBITDA
General Dynamics Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$5.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a General Dynamics Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
General Dynamics Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||USD$38.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.37%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$6.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||22.46%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$54.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell General Dynamics Corporation stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "GD.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 2.2 million General Dynamics Corporation stocks held short by investors – that's known as General Dynamics Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.3% down from 2.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting General Dynamics Corporation stocks can be evaluated.
General Dynamics Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
General Dynamics Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of General Dynamics Corporation stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of General Dynamics Corporation stocks traded daily (recently around 685759.38461538). General Dynamics Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.25. In other words for every 100,000 General Dynamics Corporation stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 3250 stocks are currently held short.
However General Dynamics Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of General Dynamics Corporation stocks, or, against the total number of tradable General Dynamics Corporation stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case General Dynamics Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 General Dynamics Corporation stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0092% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable General Dynamics Corporation stocks, roughly 9 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against General Dynamics Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short General Dynamics Corporation stock.
General Dynamics Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like General Dynamics Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
General Dynamics Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 35.89
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and General Dynamics Corporation's overall score of 35.89 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 81st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like General Dynamics Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
General Dynamics Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.86/100
General Dynamics Corporation's environmental score of 9.86 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that General Dynamics Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
General Dynamics Corporation's social score
Social score: 18.69/100
General Dynamics Corporation's social score of 18.69 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that General Dynamics Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
General Dynamics Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 8.34/100
General Dynamics Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that General Dynamics Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
General Dynamics Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. General Dynamics Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that General Dynamics Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||35.89|
|Total ESG percentile||80.8|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
General Dynamics Corporation stock dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 40.68% of net profits
Recently General Dynamics Corporation has paid out, on average, around 40.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), General Dynamics Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In General Dynamics Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.58 per share.
While General Dynamics Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that General Dynamics Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
General Dynamics Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 12 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 7 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have General Dynamics Corporation stocks ever split?
General Dynamics Corporation stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 March 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your General Dynamics Corporation stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for General Dynamics Corporation stocks which in turn could have impacted General Dynamics Corporation's stock price.
General Dynamics Corporation stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, General Dynamics Corporation's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $126.6078 up to $206.46. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while General Dynamics Corporation's is 1.1277. This would suggest that General Dynamics Corporation's stocks are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
General Dynamics Corporation overview
General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aerospace, Marine Systems, Combat Systems, and Technologies. The Marine Systems segment designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, and auxiliary ships for the United States Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers, as well as oil and product tankers, and container and cargo ships. This segment also provides submarine maintenance and modernization services; lifecycle support services for navy surface ships; and program management, planning, engineering, and design support services for submarines and surface-ships. The Combat Systems segment manufactures land combat solutions, such as wheeled and tracked combat vehicles, weapons systems, munitions, mobile bridge systems with payloads, tactical vehicles, main battle tanks, armored vehicles, weapons systems, and armaments. This segment also offers modernization program, engineering, support, and sustainment services. The Technologies segment provides information technology solutions and mission-support services; mobile communication, computers, and command-and-control mission systems; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions to military, intelligence, and federal civilian customers. This segment also offers cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics, development, security and operation, software-defined network, everything as-a-service and defense enterprise office system solutions. General Dynamics Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
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