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Company: GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP (GD)

This page shows only data up to the final business day of 2018.

Additional financial information for this company can be found at:
Total number of dividends paid: 149.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually0
Semi-annually0
Quarterly149
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January0
February37
March0
April0
May37
June0
July0
August37
September0
October0
November37
December1

Cancellations/Discontinuations/Omissions:

StatusNumber
Cancelled0
Discontinued0
Omitted0

Dividends per share by year:

Companies that declare a dividend late in one calendar year, might pay it early in the next calendar year.
This page will show both dividends declared per year, as well as dividends paid per year, in case the latter makes it look as if there was a freeze or a decrease.
The second column shows dividends declared per year.
The third column shows the increase in dividends declared from one year to the next.
The fourth column shows dividends paid per year.
The fifth column shows the increase in dividends paid from one year to the next.

The number in parentheses is the number of non-special dividends declared/paid during that period.

How do I determine the "bumpiness" of a company?
Mathematically, I use the standard deviation around the arithmetic mean of the dividend raise percentages.
I have devised a "bumpiness metric" which will tell at a glance how smooth or bumpy a company's dividend history has been.
For you math geeks, the bumpiness is the standard deviation rounded to the nearest integer.
The result is a whole number that tells you whether a company's dividend history has been smooth or teeth-rattling.

YearDividends declaredIncrease from previous yearDividends paidIncrease from previous yearCompound annual growth rate to 2018 fromBumpiness to 2018 fromMean to 2018 fromStandard deviation to 2018 from
1979$ 0.07500 (4)$ 0.07500 (4) 10.459%There is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1980$ 0.07875 (4) 5.000%$ 0.07875 (4) 5.000% 10.606%There is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1981$ 0.00000 (0) -100.000%$ 0.00000 (0) -100.000%The dividend for this year was zeroThere is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1982$ 0.00000 (0)NO CHANGE$ 0.00000 (0)NO CHANGEThe dividend for this year was zeroThere is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1983$ 0.00000 (0)NO CHANGE$ 0.00000 (0)NO CHANGEThe dividend for this year was zeroThere is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1984$ 0.12500 (4)PREVIOUS YEAR's WAS ZERO$ 0.12500 (4)PREVIOUS YEAR's WAS ZERO 10.415% 1110.907%11.059
1985$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE 10.747% 1111.237%11.059
1986$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE 11.101% 1111.588%11.048
1987$ 0.18750 (6) 50.000%$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE 11.479% 1111.962%11.024
1988$ 0.09375 (3) -50.000%$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE 11.884% 1112.361%10.984
1989$ 0.12500 (4) 33.333%$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE 12.318% 1112.787%10.925
1990$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE 12.785% 1113.244%10.843
1991$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.12500 (4)NO CHANGE 13.288% 1113.734%10.732
1992$ 0.20000 (4) 60.000%$ 0.18125 (4) 45.000% 12.218% 912.532%8.976
1993$ 0.25000 (4) 25.000%$ 0.22500 (4) 24.138% 11.766% 912.067%8.843
1994$ 0.35000 (4) 40.000%$ 0.33750 (4) 50.000% 10.404% 410.487%4.359
1995$ 0.37500 (4) 7.143%$ 0.36875 (4) 9.259% 10.454% 410.540%4.445
1996$ 0.41000 (4) 9.333%$ 0.40125 (4) 8.814% 10.529% 510.619%4.529
1997$ 0.41000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.41000 (4) 2.181% 10.943% 411.021%4.235
1998$ 0.44000 (4) 7.317%$ 0.43250 (4) 5.488% 11.223% 411.297%4.150
1999$ 0.48000 (4) 9.091%$ 0.47000 (4) 8.671% 11.359% 411.436%4.213
2000$ 0.52000 (4) 8.333%$ 0.51000 (4) 8.511% 11.520% 411.598%4.270
2001$ 0.56000 (4) 7.692%$ 0.55000 (4) 7.843% 11.740% 411.819%4.293
2002$ 0.60000 (4) 7.143%$ 0.59000 (4) 7.273% 12.025% 412.103%4.267
2003$ 0.64000 (4) 6.667%$ 0.63000 (4) 6.780% 12.384% 412.458%4.172
2004$ 0.72000 (4) 12.500%$ 0.70000 (4) 11.111% 12.475% 412.554%4.302
2005$ 0.80000 (4) 11.111%$ 0.78000 (4) 11.429% 12.556% 412.641%4.453
2006$ 0.92000 (4) 15.000%$ 0.89000 (4) 14.103% 12.428% 512.519%4.614
2007$ 1.16000 (4) 26.087%$ 1.10000 (4) 23.596% 11.465% 311.512%3.325
2008$ 1.40000 (4) 20.690%$ 1.34000 (4) 21.818% 10.479% 110.481%0.691
2009$ 1.52000 (4) 8.571%$ 1.49000 (4) 11.194% 10.400% 110.402%0.685
2010$ 1.68000 (4) 10.526%$ 1.64000 (4) 10.067% 10.442% 110.444%0.715
2011$ 1.88000 (4) 11.905%$ 1.83000 (4) 11.585% 10.279% 110.281%0.610
2012$ 2.04000 (4) 8.511%$ 2.00000 (5) 9.290% 10.445% 010.446%0.493
2013$ 2.24000 (4) 9.804%$ 2.19000 (3) 9.500% 10.635% 010.635%0.276
2014$ 2.48000 (4) 10.714%$ 2.42000 (4) 10.502% 10.668% 010.669%0.300
2015$ 2.76000 (4) 11.290%$ 2.69000 (4) 11.157% 10.506% 010.506%0.117
2016$ 3.04000 (4) 10.145%$ 2.97000 (4) 10.409% 10.554% 010.554%0.117
2017$ 3.36000 (4) 10.526%$ 3.28000 (4) 10.438% 10.671% 010.671%0.000
2018$ 3.72000 (4) 10.714%$ 3.63000 (4) 10.671%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 3.63000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$726.00
1.0%$363.00
1.5%$242.00
2.0%$181.50
2.5%$145.20
3.0%$121.00
3.5%$103.71
4.0%$ 90.75
4.5%$ 80.67
5.0%$ 72.60
5.5%$ 66.00
6.0%$ 60.50
6.5%$ 55.85
7.0%$ 51.86
7.5%$ 48.40
8.0%$ 45.38
8.5%$ 42.71
9.0%$ 40.33
9.5%$ 38.21
10.0%$ 36.30

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