General Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 237.95  6.13  2.64%   

Allowing for the 90-day total investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding General Dynamics Corp is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides General Dynamics buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding GD positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of General Dynamics' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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For the selected time horizon General Dynamics Corp has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.0632, Jensen Alpha of (0.00037968), Total Risk Alpha of (0.022858), Sortino Ratio of (0.00237) and Treynor Ratio of 0.0709
Macroaxis provides investment recommendation on General Dynamics to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on General Dynamics Corp. Our trade recommendations engine determines the entity's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure General Dynamics Corp is not overpriced, please check out all General Dynamics fundamentals, including its ebitda, current ratio, and the relationship between the price to sales and cash per share . Given that General Dynamics Corp has a price to earning of 19.90 X, we strongly advise you to confirm General Dynamics Corp market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your regular risk tolerance and investing horizon.

General Dynamics Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Over 88.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
On 5th of August 2022 General Dynamics paid $ 1.26 per share dividend to its current shareholders
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Exercise or conversion by Phebe Novakovic of 320260 shares of General Dynamics subject to Rule 16b-3

General Dynamics current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. General analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. General analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price265.00
Target Median Price260.00
Target High Price314.00
Recommendation Mean2.20
Number Of Analyst Opinions15
Target Low Price221.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

General Dynamics Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of General Dynamics' historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of General Dynamics' future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of General Dynamics stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use General Dynamics Corp price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of General Dynamics returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for General Dynamics stock.
Mean Return0.08Value At Risk-2.77
Potential Upside2.47Standard Deviation1.58
   Return Density   
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of General Dynamics historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

General Dynamics Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(378 M)(128 M)(987 M)(967 M)(887 M)(910.34 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion362 M436 M466 M523 M568 M509.17 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents649 M(2.02 B)(61 M)1.92 B(1.22 B)(1.25 B)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(1.56 B)(1.77 B)(231 M)(587 M)(1.83 B)(1.97 B)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities85 M7.98 B(559 M)1.02 B(1.5 B)(1.54 B)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(986 M)(1.07 B)(1.15 B)(1.24 B)(1.31 B)(1.42 B)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(2.4 B)5.09 B(2 B)(903 M)(4.59 B)(4.71 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(788 M)(10.23 B)(994 M)(974 M)(882 M)(951.63 M)
Net Cash Flow from Operations3.88 B3.15 B2.98 B3.86 B4.27 B4.13 B
Share Based Compensation95 M123 M140 M133 M126 M132.47 M

General Dynamics Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to General Dynamics or Industrials sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that General Dynamics stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a General stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW0.95
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.0026

General Dynamics Volatility Alert

General Dynamics Corp has relatively low volatility with skewness of -0.42 and kurtosis of -0.01. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate General Dynamics Corp to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure General Dynamics' stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact General Dynamics' stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

General Dynamics Implied Volatility

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General Dynamics Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing General Dynamics' fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze General Dynamics' direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between General Dynamics and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as General Dynamics or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of General Dynamics' fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing General Dynamics by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsGeneral DynamicsPeer Average
Return On Equity20.23 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset5.42 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin8.60 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin13.73 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation72.99 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding279.22 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders6.12 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions87.64 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted3.1 M4.71 M
Price to Earning19.90 X28.72 X
Price to Book4.11 X9.51 X
Price to Sales1.68 X11.42 X
Revenue38.44 B9.43 B
Gross Profit6.41 B27.38 B
EBITDA5.28 B3.9 B
Net Income3.31 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents2.22 B2.7 B
Cash per Share8.12 X5.01 X
Total Debt13.17 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.76 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.40 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share56.40 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations5.79 B971.22 M
Short Ratio2.50 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share11.65 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.52 X4.89 X
Number of Employees100 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization64.73 B19.03 B
Total Asset32 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings29.53 B9.33 B
Working Capital2.13 B1.48 B
Current Asset14.57 B9.34 B
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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Receivables11.4 B11.19 B11.54 B10.12 B
Inventories6.31 B5.75 B5.34 B4.53 B

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Is General Dynamics' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of General Dynamics. If investors know General will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about General Dynamics listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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65.3 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
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The market value of General Dynamics Corp is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of General that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of General Dynamics' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is General Dynamics' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because General Dynamics' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect General Dynamics' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between General Dynamics' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine General Dynamics value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, General Dynamics' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.