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February 1, 2013
10:01 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics awarded $41.6M conract modification by U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $41.6M contract modification to perform routine maintenance and modernization work on the USS Hartford, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will perform a dry-docking selected restricted availability, which consists of maintenance work, upgrades and modernization activities required to ensure the submarine is operating at full technical capacity. The work will take place at the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton and involve up to 417 employees at its peak. It is scheduled for completion in July. The contract was initially awarded in April 2012 and has a potential value of $58.7M if all options are exercised.
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February 2, 2016
15:05 EDTGDNavy extends General Dynamics' fire control work for U.S.,UK SSBN submarines
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05:59 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
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January 28, 2016
07:19 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics guidance not as bad as many feared, says Wells Fargo
After General Dynamics reported stronger than expected Q4 results but provided lower than expected 2016 EPS guidance, Wells Fargo thinks the guidance was nonetheless higher than many had feared. Wells explains that many on the Street had worried that the company's large-cabin business jet sales would be weak. Wells cut its price target on the shares to $158-$163 from $165-$170 but keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
January 27, 2016
18:12 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics awarded $170.72M government contract
General Dynamics was awarded a $170.72M cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to acquire a Stryker Tow Simulator. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work and funding will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Tank and Automotive, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
12:05 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics: Gulfstream order activity 'quite good'
Says gulfstream book-to-bill at 1-to-1. Says gulfstream order activity "quite good." Says ISNT book-to-bill has been 1-to-1 every other quarter than Q4. Sees FY16 ISNT book-to-bill at 1-to-1.
11:58 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics says G650 output rate 'sustainable' in FY16, FY17
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11:52 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics sees FY16 net interest expense around $95M
Sees FY16 effective tax rate in mid-29% range.
11:49 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics sees FY16 operating margin 13.3%
11:48 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics sees using all free cash flow in FY16 for dividends, buybacks
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11:47 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics sees FY16 EPS roughly $9.20, consensus $9.52
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11:41 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics says combat business poised for 'modest' growth in FY16
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09:03 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics reports Q4 EPS $2.40, consensus $2.38
Reports Q4 revenue $7.81B, consensus $8.24B. General Dynamics' total backlog at the end of 2015 was $66.1B. Company-wide operating margin for Q4 and full-year 2015 was 13.3%. The company said, "We have a healthy and stable backlog with the defense businesses executing on recent program wins, and Aerospace's backlog is growing year-over-year reflecting strong order activity throughout 2015."
06:59 EDTGDOptions expected to be active: AAPL FB AMZN BIIB GD HES TXT BA UTX X T
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January 26, 2016
14:49 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics volatility increases into Q4 and outlook
General Dynamics January weekly call option implied volatility is at 26, March is at 23; compared to its 52-week range of 15 to 32, suggesting near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on January 27.
14:32 EDTGDNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Novartis (NVS), consensus $1.18... Boeing (BA), consensus $1.26... United Technologies (UTX), consensus $1.52... Biogen (BIIB), consensus $4.08... EMC (EMC), consensus 65c... General Dynamics (GD), consensus $2.38... Anthem (ANTM), consensus $1.22... Illinois Tool Works (ITW), consensus $1.21... State Street (STT), consensus $1.18... Norfolk Southern (NSC), consensus $1.24... Progressive (PGR), consensus 47c... St. Jude Medical (STJ), consensus $1.01... Rockwell Automation (ROK), consensus $1.33... Textron (TXT), consensus 83c... Hess (HES), consensus ($1.47)... Cliffs Natural (CLF), consensus (26c).

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