General Dynamics Corp

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    What does General Dynamics’ order backlog reflect?

    General Dynamics’ total backlog grew from $45.9 billion at the end of 2013 and to $72.4 billion at the end of 2014. This was a whooping 58% increase.

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    A look at General Dynamics’ stock performance versus its peers

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    Why Lockheed Martin’s decreasing orderbook is a concern

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why LMT is reducing its spending on research and development

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    Lockheed Martin’s must-know growth opportunities

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    Trump Administration Floats Sale of Arms, Jets to Taiwan

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    Boeing Wins $55.5 Million KC-46 Modification Contract

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    Analysts Stay Bullish on Boeing amid 737 Max Crisis

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    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Boeing Gains on Reports of Early Software Fix for 737 MAX

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    Boeing 737 Max May Face More Scrutiny after Crash in Ethiopia

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    General Dynamics Hikes Dividend by 9.7%

    General Dynamics raised its quarterly dividend by 9.7% on March 6.

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    Argus Research Is Still Bullish on Boeing

    Boeing (BA) stock has been rallying since the beginning of this year and has outperformed major US indexes.

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    Boeing Is an Attractive Choice for Dividend Investors

    Boeing (BA) has always tried to enhance shareholders’ wealth through dividend payments and share buybacks.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    What Do Analysts Expect of Boeing’s Q4 2018 Earnings?

    The Boeing Company (BA) is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings results on January 30.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    How Boeing Stock Has Fared in 2018

    Boeing (BA) stock started 2018 on a positive note and carried this momentum forward up to November 7, with a return of ~26%.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Strong Balance Sheet Helps Boeing Enhance Shareholder Wealth

    Boeing’s (BA) financial strength and cash flow–generating capabilities enable it to continue its shareholder return policy.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Boeing Soared on Cowen Analyst’s Positive Comments

    Boeing rose 2.7% yesterday after Cowen aerospace analyst Cai von Rumohr named the company his number one stock pick for 2019.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    How Analysts View Boeing after Its August Order Boom

    Boeing’s consensus-12-month target price is $412.6, which indicates a 15.9% return potential as of the September 17 closing of $356.

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    What Do Wall Street Analysts Recommend for Boeing?

    Of the 26 analysts tracking Boeing (BA) stock, eight analysts gave “strong buy” recommendations. Another 11 analysts gave “buy” recommendations.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Boeing Declared Quarterly Dividend of $1.71 Per Share

    On June 25, Boeing (BA) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $1.71 per share on its outstanding common stock.

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    Boeing Declared Quarterly Cash Dividend of $1.71

    Boeing (BA), the world’s largest aerospace company, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.71 per share on its outstanding common stock.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Why Boeing Stock Flew High after Mass Sell-Off

    In the last one year, Boeing stock has returned a whopping 105.4%, and the company seems to be extremely positive about its 2018 outlook.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Could Boeing’s Dividend Payout Rise in 2017?

    Dividends Boeing (BA) has been paying dividends consistently for the past 20 years. In 3Q17, the company paid a total of $900 million in dividends, which was ~30% of its free cash flow generated in the quarter. Falling yield At its current market price of $268, Boeing has an indicated dividend yield of 2.1%. The yield has been […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Boeing Performed in 3Q17

    Performance in 3Q17 In 3Q17, Boeing (BA) saw revenue of $24.3 billion, 2% growth from the $23.9 billion it reported in 3Q16. Its operating margin expanded from 9.5% in 3Q16 to 11.1% in 3Q17. The Commercial Airplanes segment recorded a 1% YoY fall in revenue to $15.0 billion. The segment’s operating margin expanded from 8.5% in 3Q16 to […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Investors View Boeing’s High Dividend

    High yield Despite the positive run-up Boeing (BA) stock has enjoyed in 2017, its current indicated dividend yield is 2.2%. Boeing’s dividend yield is now lower than the Dow Jones Industrial Average dividend yield of 2.7%. Peer Lockheed Martin (LMT) has an indicated dividend yield of 2.4%, United Technologies (UTX) has an indicated dividend yield […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Honeywell Will Pay Its 3Q17 Dividend on September 8

    On September 8, 2017, Honeywell (HON) will pay the third dividend to its shareholders for fiscal 2017. It announced a dividend of $0.67 per share.

    By Peter Neil
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    What’s Priced into Boeing’s Current Valuation?

    As of April 17, 2017, Boeing (BA) has a forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 13.8x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Will Boeing Increase Its Dividend Payout in 1Q17?

    Boeing has been a consistent dividend payer for more than two decades.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why Boeing’s Increasing Leverage May Mean Higher Risk

    At the end of 4Q16, Boeing’s leverage fell to ~$10 billion as compared to $10.5 billion at the end of 3Q16 and $11 billion at the end of 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Boeing Commercial Airplane Deliveries to Rise, Revenues to Follow

    In fiscal 2016, Boeing delivered 748 aircraft, which is 1.8% lower than the 762 aircraft it delivered in 2015 and helps explain its revenue decline.

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    Boeing Announces Additional Job Cuts in Commercial Aviation Division

    Boeing (BA) plans to implement a voluntary layoff program in early 2017, according to a memo released by its Commercial Aviation unit on December 19, 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Will the Boeing-Iran Deal Affect US Jobs?

    Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company. It’s also the largest US exporter, exporting almost 3% of all its goods. These exported goods were worth ~$53 billion in 2014.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Did Boeing Stock React?

    Immediately after Donald Trump’s tweet, Boeing (BA) stock fell 1%. Other defense contractor stocks also had to bear the brunt.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Defense Sector Stocks Achieve Liftoff from Trump’s Victory

    Because Republicans retained control of both legislative houses, investors expected that defense budgets would be easier to pass.

    By Shannon Black
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    Northrop Grumman Stock Jumps as Earnings Crush Estimates

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    By Shannon Black
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    Higher G650 Mix Puts Margins of General Dynamics in Top Gear

    Despite the challenging conditions, General Dynamics (GD) has managed to raise its margins in its Aerospace segment.

    By Shannon Black
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    NetJets Orders Secure Textron Aviation amid Business Jet Weakness

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    Will Boeing’s Dividend Payout Increase in the Rest of 2016?

    Looking at Boeing’s dividends, we see that it has been a consistent dividend payer for more than two decades. For 2Q16, it paid a total of $691 million in dividends.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Other Defense Majors Made for Better 2016 Picks Than Raytheon

    Raytheon (LMT) has managed to beat consensus EPS (earnings per share) as well as revenue estimates seven times in the last eight quarters.

    By Shannon Black
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    What Is Boeing’s Program Accounting Issue About?

    Boeing (BA) uses program accounting, a technique that allows the company to spread out its huge manufacturing costs over time by cutting the cost per plane in the early stages of a project, and smoothening profit margins over time.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Boeing’s Stellar 3Q15 Performance: Revenue Up 9%, EPS Grew 33%

    For 3Q15, Boeing’s revenues grew 9% YoY, while net earnings soared about 25% YoY. Operating margins improved to 10%, which helped Boeing grow its EPS by about 33% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    By Ally Schmidt
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    The Boeing Company: From the Beginning

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    A SWOT Analysis of Boeing

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    Is Raytheon an Attractive Investment Option?

    An investment in Raytheon stock would have generated about 94% returns in the past five years. This is just slightly more than the 88% returns from the S&P Index.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Raytheon’s Growth Opportunities?

    With more cyberattacks, the government is expected to increase its defense spending soon. Raytheon appears to be a promising beneficiary.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Raytheon’s Strengths and Weaknesses?

    Raytheon (RTN) is a global leader in defense and government solutions. It has more than 15,000 individual contracts. The company is a strong contractor for the US government.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Should Investors Know About Raytheon?

    Raytheon is a leading technology company. It provides products and services in the defense, civil, and security markets globally.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Analyzing Raytheon’s Strong Performance in 4Q14

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    Lockheed Martin: How does the company make money?

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    General Dynamics’ stock beat index returns in 2014

    General Dynamics’ share saw healthy growth in the past year. It beat the index returns comfortably. During the past year, the stock generated about 40% returns.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    General Dynamics’ Marine Systems segment had strong growth

    The Marine Systems segment witnessed a very strong fourth quarter performance in terms of revenue and earnings. This also pushed the segment’s yearly numbers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Honeywell’s future cash utilization plan

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    By Ally Schmidt
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    General Dynamics to report its 4Q14 earnings on January 28, 2015

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    Analyzing General Dynamics’ business segments

    General Dynamics has four major business segments. In this article, we’ll analyze General Dynamics’ business segments.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    An investor’s introduction to General Dynamics

    General Dynamics saw better-than-expected results in 3Q14. Its earnings grew by 6.61% and its earnings per share, at $2.06, increased by 12% from last year.

    By Ally Schmidt
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