Earnings Estimate Forecast on General Dynamics Corporation(GD)

General Dynamics Corporation(GD): For the most recent quarter end, General Dynamics Corporation reported Annual Earnings of $2.62. Based on the filings, last years Annual Earnings was, $9.87. For the most recent quarter end, GD reported a surprise Earnings per Share of 3.15% . The consensus estimate for current quarter is $2.29 and for the current fiscal year, the estimate is $9.76. For the Next fiscal year, the estimate is $10.62 based on the consensus. Falls Church based General Dynamics Corporation Last reported the Quarter results on Dec 31, 2016 and the Next earnings date is scheduled to be released on Apr 26, 2017.

General Dynamics Corporation has received $2.29 as the consensus Earnings Estimate for the Quarter ending on Mar 2017 ,According to the estimate provided by 7 Financial Advisor in the Stock Trading Firms. Among 7 Analysts, Bottom line EPS Estimate for the current quarter is $2.14 while the top line estimate is $2.34 , a key information to consider for Day Trading and investing in stocks. The EPS growth rate is projected at -2.32%. General Dynamics Corporation reported better than expected with a surprise EPS of 3.15% or $0.08 during its most recent quarterly earnings. The Actual EPS was $2.62 compared to the Estimated EPS of $2.54. According to the corporate earnings calendar, General Dynamics Corporation will release next earnings on Apr 26, 2017 with an estimated EPS consensus of $2.29. Based on the consensus of stock financial advisors the stock has a price target of $198.36. Current year estimate on EPS consensus is $9.76. The Estimated EPS rate for Long term growth is $8.5.

General Dynamics Corporation has a Price to Earnings ratio of 19.19 for the trailing twelve month period. The price to book ratio of the company for the most recent quarter is 5.26. For the Most Recent Fiscal Year, General Dynamics Corporation has a price to cash ratio of 16.42. For the Trailing twelve month period, company showed a Net Profit Margin of 9.42% and Return on Equity of the stock is 27.92%.

General Dynamics Corporation last declared its Dividend on Jan 18, 2017. For Dividend Investing Stock Market Traders General Dynamics Corporation has a Dividend Yield of 1.6% with an Annual Dividend of $3.04. It has a Payout Ratio of 0.31 and the change in Dividend payout ratio is 0.

General Dynamics Corporation Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 27, 2017. The company reported $2.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.08. Analyst had a consensus of $2.54. The company had revenue of $8233.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $8291.32 million. The companys revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.40 EPS.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 1, 2017, Gregory S Gallopoulos (Senior VP, Gen. Counsel, Sec.) sold 39,860 shares at 180.46 per share price.On Dec 7, 2016, John Patrick Casey (Executive Vice President) sold 69,895 shares at 178.51 per share price.On Nov 15, 2016, Gary L Whited (Vice President) sold 10,259 shares at 167.96 per share price.

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) rose 0.16% or 0.3 points on Wednesday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $189.58 the stock was seen hitting $189.98 as a peak level and $188.74 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $189.89. The daily volume was measured at 765,703 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $189.98 and the 52-week low is $127.74. The company has a market cap of $57,488 million.

General Dynamics Corp.s primary businesses focus is on shipbuilding and marine systems, business aviation, information systems, and land and amphibious combat systems. Each of these businesses involves design, manufacturing and program management expertise, advanced technology, and integration of complex systems. The primary customers for the companys businesses are the United States military, the armed forces of allied nations, other government organizations and a diverse base of corporate and industrial buyers.

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