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General Dynamics Corporation (GD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 02, 2013

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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