General Stock Performance

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USD 214.53  9.33  4.17%   

The company retains a Market Volatility (i.e., Beta) of 0.8553, which attests to possible diversification benefits within a given portfolio. Let's try to break down what General's beta means in this case. General Dynamics returns are very sensitive to returns on the market. As the market goes up or down, General Dynamics is expected to follow. Even though it is essential to pay attention to General Dynamics Corp current price history, it is always good to be careful when utilizing equity current price movements. Our philosophy towards determining any stock's future performance is to check both, its past performance charts as well as the business as a whole, including all available technical indicators. General Dynamics Corp exposes twenty-eight different technical indicators, which can help you to evaluate its performance. General Dynamics Corp has an expected return of -0.19%. Please be advised to check out General Dynamics downside variance, daily balance of power, and the relationship between the maximum drawdown and skewness to decide if General Dynamics Corp performance from the past will be repeated at some point in the near future.
  
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Over the last 90 days General Dynamics Corp has generated negative risk-adjusted returns adding no value to investors with long positions. In spite of latest weak performance, the Stock's fundamental indicators remain sound and the latest tumult on Wall Street may also be a sign of longer-term gains for the firm shareholders. ...more

Structure and Payout Changes

Forward Annual Dividend Yield
0.0225
Payout Ratio
0.42
Last Split Factor
2:1
Forward Annual Dividend Rate
5.04
Dividend Date
2022-08-05
Ex Dividend Date
2022-06-30
Last Split Date
2006-03-27

General Price Channel

Quick Ratio0.98
Fifty Two Week Low182.66
Target High Price305.00
Fifty Two Week High254.99
Payout Ratio51.54%
Trailing Annual Dividend Yield2.11%
Target Low Price221.00

General Dynamics Relative Risk vs. Return Landscape

If you would invest  24,221  in General Dynamics Corp on April 7, 2022 and sell it today you would lose (2,768)  from holding General Dynamics Corp or give up 11.43% of portfolio value over 90 days. General Dynamics Corp is generating negative expected returns and assumes 1.709% volatility on return distribution over the 90 days horizon. Put differently, 14% of stocks are less risky than General on the basis of their historical return distribution, and some 99% of all equities are expected to be superior in generating returns on investments over the next 90 days.
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Allowing for the 90-day total investment horizon General Dynamics is expected to under-perform the market. In addition to that, the company is 1.16 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about -0.11 of its total potential returns per unit of risk. The DOW is currently generating roughly -0.12 per unit of volatility.

General Dynamics Market Risk Analysis

Today, many novice investors tend to focus exclusively on investment returns with little concern for General Dynamics' investment risk. Standard deviation is the most common way to measure market volatility of stocks, such as General Dynamics Corp, and traders can use it to determine the average amount a General Dynamics' price has deviated from the expected return over a period of time. It is calculated by determining the expected price for the established period and then subtracting this figure from each price point. The differences are then squared, summed, and averaged to produce the variance.

Sharpe Ratio = -0.1098

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Based on monthly moving average General Dynamics is performing at about 0% of its full potential. If added to a well diversified portfolio the total return can be enhanced and market risk can be reduced. You can increase risk-adjusted return of General Dynamics by adding it to a well-diversified portfolio.

About General Dynamics Performance

To evaluate General Dynamics Corp Stock as a possible investment, you need to clearly understand its upside potential, downside risk, and overall future performance outlook. You may be satisfied when General Dynamics generates a 15% return over the last few months, but what if the market is generating 25% over the same period? In this case, it makes sense to compare General Stock's performance with different market indexes, such as the Dow or NASDAQ Composite. These indexes can act as benchmarks that will help you to understand General Dynamics Corp stock market performance in a much more refined way. At Macroaxis, we take it even further. The Macroaxis performance score is an integer between 0 and 100 that represents General's market performance from a risk-adjusted return perspective. Generally speaking, the higher the score, the better is overall performance as compared to other investors. The score is normalized against the average investing universe (the best we can interpret from the data available). Within this methodology, scores of individual equity instruments will always be inferior to the scores of portfolios of equities as portfolios typically diversify a lot of unsystematic risks away. The formula to derive the Macroaxis score bases on multiple unequally-weighted factors. For more information, refer to our portfolio performance evaluation section.
Please also refer to our technical analysis and fundamental analysis pages.
Last ReportedProjected for 2022
Return on Investment 14.41  19.78 
Return on Average Assets 0.06  0.07 
Return on Average Equity 0.20  0.23 
Return on Invested Capital 0.17  0.23 
Return on Sales 0.11  0.12 
General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. General Dynamics Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. General Dynamics operates under Aerospace Defense classification in the United States and is traded on New York Stock Exchange. It employs 103100 people.

Things to note about General Dynamics Corp

Checking the ongoing alerts about General Dynamics for important developments is a great way to find new opportunities for your next move. Our stock alerts and notifications screener for General Dynamics Corp help investors to be notified of important events, changes in technical or fundamental conditions, and significant headlines that can affect investment decisions.

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General Dynamics generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Over 86.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from www.streetinsider.com: General Dynamics Corp. New Top Pick at Vertical Research Partners on Gulfstream Strength - StreetInsider.com
Please check Risk vs Return Analysis. Note that the General Dynamics Corp information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other General Dynamics' statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Portfolio Diagnostics module to use generated alerts and portfolio events aggregator to diagnose current holdings.

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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.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
0.052
Market Capitalization
59.6 B
Return On Assets
0.0543
Return On Equity
0.2
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.