GD: General Dynamics operates four business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Marine Systems, and Information Systems and Technology.
Closing Price: 66.50 on 11/12/10
52-Week Price Range: 55.46-79.00
Ex Dividend: 10/6/10
Pay Date: 11/12/10
Risk: You need to further evaluate GD thoroughly. Well-informed, you decide what to do. Remember that there is risk of loss in all trading. I don’t own any GD shares. Here are the pluses and minuses.
+ Beta: 0.90
+ Debt: 2,430.0 million
+ Dividend: On 11/12/10 a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share (a 2.53% yield) was paid.
+ Earnings: For the fourth quarter of 2010, analysts estimate GD will earn $1.85 per share and that is a 16.92% increase over the 2009 fourth-quarter earnings per share of $1.58.
+ Free Cash Flow: 4.84
+ Morningstar Rating: 3-star
+ PE: 11.40 using the 3-year PE
+ Price/Book Ratio: 1.85
+ Price/Sales Ratio: 0.79
+ Sales: 31,763.0 million in trailing 12-month sales