General Dynamics The defense company is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings on April 24. Analysts, on average, anticipate earnings of $1.71 a share on revenue of $7.97 billion. "We are adjusting our EPS estimates for General Dynamics to reflect the ongoing fiscal pressures facing the Army, "Jefferies analysts wrote in a March 5 report. "Near-term funding constraints are likely to limit EPS growth for the company. We continue to recommend the shares, but recognize that the company is facing a challenging operating environment. Our EPS Estimates for 2012 and 2013 have been revised downward to $7.40 and $7.70 from $7.45 and $8.00." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.8% Rated "B+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin decreased from the prior year. General Dynamics has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.64, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth was about the same as it was the last year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $82.93.