General Dynamics Corporation (GD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 14, 2012

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General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 14, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.51 per share scheduled for December 26, 2012. Shareholders who purchased GD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that GD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $68.97, the dividend yield is 2.96%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GD was $68.97, representing a -7.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.54 and a 12.9% 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 $6.72. Zacks Investment Research reports GD's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -3.88%, compared to an industry average of 2.1%.

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 )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio ( SPHQ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PPA with an increase of 9.41% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent weighting of GD at 5.43%.



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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Referenced Stocks: CCL , CUK , GD , ITA , PPA , SPHQ

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