General Dynamics (GD): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner - TheStreet

General Dynamics



) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.7%. By the end of trading, General Dynamics rose $0.78 (1.0%) to $78.67 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,828,381 shares of General Dynamics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,121,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $78.03-$79.01 after having opened the day at $78.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.89. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:

Highpower International



), up 12.4%,

Homex Development



), up 11.6%,




), up 10.3% and

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corp



), up 9.8%.

General Dynamics Corporation, an aerospace and defense company, provides business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions; military and commercial shipbuilding; and communications and information technology products and services worldwide. General Dynamics has a market cap of $27.0 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate General Dynamics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

General Dynamics

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front,

GreenHunter Resources



), down 12.9%,

Jewett-Cameron Trading Company



), down 10.7%,

Intellicheck Mobilisa



), down 6.8% and

China Advanced Construction Materials Group



), down 6.2%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider

Industrial Select Sector SPDR



) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30




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