| General Dynamics is an aerospace and defense company. Co. has five operating segments: Aerospace, which provides a family of Gulfstream aircraft and services for business aircraft produced by Gulfstream and other original equipment manufacturers; Combat Systems, which provides combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; Information Technology, which provides technology solutions and mission services; Mission Systems, which provides command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products and systems; and Marine Systems, which designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, and auxiliary and combat-logistics ships. We show 41 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of GD's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of GD shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like GD versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GD by allowing them to research GD shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.