General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) 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 $61.09.
GD is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Carnival Plc ADS ( CUK ) and Carnival Corporation ( CCL ). GD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.98. Zacks Investment Research reports GD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.34%, compared to an industry average of 21.2%.
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 U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF ( ITA )
- PowerShares Aerospace & Defense ( PPA )
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
- SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF ( XAR )
- iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG ).
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%.
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