General Dynamics Corporation (GD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 09, 2014
General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 09, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.62 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 09, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.71% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $107.65, the dividend yield is 2.3%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GD was $107.65, representing a -5.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $113.57 and a 64.68% increase over the 52 week low of $65.37.
GD is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Carnival Corporation ( CUK ) and Carnival Corporation ( CCL ). GD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.67. Zacks Investment Research reports GD's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.54%, compared to an industry average of 6.6%.
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 ( ITA )
- PowerShares Aerospace & Defense ( PPA )
- iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PPA with an increase of 8.94% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent weighting of GD at 5.51%.