General Dynamics Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 02, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.56 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 09,
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 same period a year ago. At the current stock
price of $78.33, the dividend yield is 2.86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GD was $78.33,
representing a -1.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $79.48 and
a 28.22% increase over the 52 week low of $61.09.
GD is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes
companies such as Carnival Plc ADS (
) and Carnival Corporation (
). GD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is -$.98. Zacks Investment Research reports GD's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.34%, compared to an
industry average of 21.2%.
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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 U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (
- PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF (
- SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (
- iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XAR with an increase of
18.68% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent
weighting of GD at 5.71%.