Overall market sentiment has been high on General Dynamics Corporation (GD) stock lately. GD receives a Bullish rating from InvestorsObserver's Stock Sentiment Indicator.
What is Stock Sentiment?
Sentiment uses short term technical analysis to gauge whether a stock is desired by investors. As a technical indicator, it focuses on recent trends as opposed to the long term health of the underlying company. Updates for the company such as a earnings release can move the stock away from current trends.
Price action is generally the best indicator of sentiment. For a stock to go up, investors must feel good about it. Similarly, a stock that is in a downtrend must be out of favor.
InvestorsObserver’s Sentiment Indicator considers price action and recent trends in volume. Increasing volumes often mean that a trend is strengthening, while decreasing volumes can signal that a reversal could come soon.
The options market is another place to get signals about sentiment. Since options allow investors to place bets on the price of a stock, we consider the ratio of calls and puts for stocks where options are available.
What's Happening With GD Stock Today?
General Dynamics Corporation (GD) stock is trading at $153.71 as of 2:11 PM on Tuesday, Jan 12, a rise of $1.92, or 1.26% from the previous closing price of $151.79. The stock has traded between $151.75 and $154.94 so far today. Volume today is light. So far 855,543 shares have traded compared to average volume of 1,383,289 shares.
More About General Dynamics Corporation
General Dynamics is a long-cycle defense contractor and business jet manufacturer. The firm's segments include aerospace, combat systems, marine, information technology, and mission systems. The company's aerospace segment creates Gulfstream business jets. Combat systems mostly produces land-based combat vehicles, such as the M1 Abrams tank. The marine subsegment creates nuclear-powered submarines, among other things. The information technology business primarily serves the government market. The mission systems segment focuses on products that provide command, control, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to the military.