General Dynamics Corporation (
) 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 (
) and Carnival Corporation (
). 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
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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 (
- PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (
- SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Core Portfolio (
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%.