| General Dynamics is an aerospace and defense company. Co.'s operating segments include: Aerospace, which consists of Co.'s Gulfstream that designs, develops and manufactures aircraft and Jet Aviation that provides a suite of aircraft services for aircraft owners and operators; Marine Systems, which designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines and provides in surface combatant and auxiliary ship design and construction; Combat Systems, which is a manufacturer and integrator of land combat solutions; and Technologies, which provides a range of services, technologies and products to a market that seeks solutions combining electronic hardware with software. We show 56 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.