General Dynamics Corporation (GD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 10, 2013

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General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 10, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.56 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.8% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of GD was $69.08, representing a -4.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.01 and a 13.08% increase over the 52 week low of $61.09.

GD is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Carnival Plc ADS ( CUK ) and Carnival Corporation ( CCL ). GD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$1.03. Zacks Investment Research reports GD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.62%, compared to an industry average of 7.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GD Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to GD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GD as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index Fund ( ITA )
  • PowerShares Aerospace & Defense ( PPA )
  • SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF ( XAR )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio ( SPHQ )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Core Portfolio ( PXLC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is ITA with an increase of 14.43% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GD at 5.29%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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