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General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of May 1 and a Sell Date of August 7 has resulted in a geometric average return of 2.73% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 16 of those periods. This is a very good rate of success and the return slightly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 0.81% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Industrials sector, which runs from October 29 to May 10. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Industrials Sector Seasonal Chart.

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.

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