GD stock: buy or sell?
February 21st, 2020
General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four business groups: Aerospace; Combat Systems; Information Systems and Technology; and Marine Systems.
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None of our preferred buy setups matches with General Dynamics stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is General Dynamics stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for GD stock for the last 30 days.
GD stock analysis
Shares of General Dynamics ended today at $187.60 and gained a tiny 0.89%.
General Dynamics gained a tiny 0.89% and closed at $187.60. On Feb/4 GD price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.
General Dynamics shares stayed stable -0.24% this week, ending at $187.60. Early February GD boosted an outstanding 6.05% in just one week. Late January GD plunged a dreadful -5.49% in just one week.
In a weekly time frame, General Dynamics stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, GD might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since early February when GD stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $12.16 (6.93%). Since early July 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, GD price gained $7.39 per share (4.10%).
GD stock price history
GD stock historical price chart
GD stock reached 52-week highs on September at $191.56, and all-time highs 2018-04-24 with a price of 221.14.
GD stock price targetHow much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for General Dynamics stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince April, when General Dynamics published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an outstanding gain of 16.85% to $36,193.00 M dollars. Nevertheless, its income margin (compared to sales) stayed constant to 9.24%, that is $3,345.00 million. To have an updated view of the financial situation of General Dynamics, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual General Dynamics TTM sales up to March 2019 were $37,919.00 and earnings were $3,291.00 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review General Dynamics business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, inched a good 4.77%. Regarding profit margin, General Dynamics remained stable -0.56% to 9.24%
|2013||$31,220 M||-||$2,490 M8.0%||-|
|2014||$30,852 M||-1.18%||$2,533 M8.2%||1.73%|
|2015||$31,469 M||2.00%||$2,965 M9.4%||17.05%|
|2016||$31,353 M||-0.37%||$2,955 M9.4%||-0.34%|
|2017||$30,973 M||-1.21%||$2,912 M9.4%||-1.46%|
|2018||$36,193 M||16.85%||$3,345 M9.2%||14.87%|
|TTM||$37,919 M||4.77%||$3,291 M8.7%||-1.61%|
Quarterly financial resultsGeneral Dynamics posted $9,261.00 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -10.76% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $745.00 million with a profit margin of 8.04%. Profit margin remained stable a -0.71% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 8.76%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, General Dynamics sales marked an exceptional growth and rocketed a 22.91%.
|2017-Q2||$7,680 M||-||$749 M9.8%||-|
|2017-Q3||$7,580 M||-1.30%||$764 M10.1%||2.00%|
|2017-Q4||$8,277 M||9.20%||$636 M7.7%||-16.75%|
|2018-Q1||$7,535 M||-8.96%||$799 M10.6%||25.63%|
|2018-Q2||$9,186 M||21.91%||$786 M8.6%||-1.63%|
|2018-Q3||$9,094 M||-1.00%||$851 M9.4%||8.27%|
|2018-Q4||$10,378 M||14.12%||$909 M8.8%||6.82%|
|2019-Q1||$9,261 M||-10.76%||$745 M8.0%||-18.04%|
General Dynamics ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For General Dynamics, 5.78% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for GD stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$54.3 B|
|Total shares||289.3 M|
|Float shares||257.8 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||87.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||5.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 21st, 2020|
|Day range||$183.61 - $187.86|
|Average true range||$3.13|
|50d mov avg||$181.42|
|100d mov avg||$180.03|
|200d mov avg||$178.90|
General Dynamics performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for General Dynamics stock.
General Dynamics competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as General Dynamics competitor. This doesn't mean General Dynamics does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest GD stock news
- Seeking AlphaReviewing General Dynamics For Our PortfolioApril 9, 2019
- Seeking AlphaHere's The Price I'll Start Buying General DynamicsDecember 23, 2018
- InvestorPlaceGeneral Dynamics Stock Falls on Q3 Revenue MissOctober 24, 2018
- Seeking AlphaGeneral Dynamics: Naval And Military IT DominanceAugust 7, 2018
- Seeking AlphaGeneral Dynamics: The Trough Is OverflowingJuly 19, 2018