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General Dynamics

$210.46

4.95 (2.41%)

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General Dynamics awarded $1B contract to deliver PIRANHA 5 vehicles to Romania

General Dynamics European Land Systems signed a contract to deliver up to 227 PIRANHA 5 wheeled armored vehicles in six different configurations to the Romanian Armed Forces. The contract has a total value exceeding $1B. It is part of the Romanian Army's plan to modernize its legacy wheeled armored vehicle fleet.

GD General Dynamics
$210.46

4.95 (2.41%)

10/09/17
RBCM
10/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $209
RBCM
Outperform
Defense and Aerospace sector poised for strong Q3, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Matthew McConnell previewed the Q3 earnings season for the defense and commercial aviation industries, raising price targets across the sectors. In defense, McConnell likes the companies with focus on international markets, where demand has not yet been reflected in orders or backlog. Among his favorites, McConnell raises the price target on Raytheon (RTN) to $209 from $193, General Dynamics (GD) to $241 from $220, Northrop Grumman (NOC) to $324 from $294, Lockheed Martin (LMT) to $327 from $289, and Triumph (TGI) to $38 from $33. He also states that there may be room for some consolidation in defense given that budget up-cycle is only 2 years old, profiling Astronics (ATRO), Barnes (B), Esterline (ESL), Heico (HEI), and Textron (TXT) as some of the potential targets. In commercial aviation, McConnell sees Boeing (BA) upside driven by continued strong air traffic growth, mature sales campaigns, and expectations for a strong wide-body replacement cycle starting in the early 2020s, raising his price target on Boeing to $269 from $235.
10/26/17
FBCO
10/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $238
FBCO
Outperform
General Dynamics price target raised to $238 from $216 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Robert Spingarn raised his price target for General Dynamics to $238 from $216 following quarterly results. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
12/12/17
JPMS
12/12/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $215
JPMS
Underweight
General Dynamics downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Seth Seifman downgraded General Dynamics to Underweight and lowered his price target for the shares to $215 from $225. Gulfstream questions are unlikely to be resolved in the near term, Seifman tells investors in a research note. Demand for G500/600 is ok for now, but uncertainty about ultimate production levels and the pace of the learning curve mean the transition will remain a near term overhang, the analyst says.
12/12/17
12/12/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo, with analyst Jim Birchenough saying that while data for JCAR017 continue to support a potential best-in-class profile in aggressive lymphoma, the current valuation already reflects dominant market positioning over Gilead's (GILD) Yescarta. 2. General Dynamics (GD) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan, with analyst Seth Seifman saying Gulfstream questions are unlikely to be resolved in the near term. Demand for G500/600 is ok for now, but uncertainty about ultimate production levels and the pace of the learning curve mean the transition will remain a near term overhang, the analyst said. Seifman also downgraded Raytheon (RTN) to Neutral from Underweight. 3. Adobe (ADBE), Barracuda (CUDA), GoDaddy (GDDY), Fortinet (FTNT) and Check Point (CHKP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight and CoStar Group (CSGP), Imperva (IMPV) and Monotype Imaging (TYPE) downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at JPMorgan by analyst Sterling Auty in conjunction with his 2018 annual outlook for Software Technology. The analyst does not expect the "exceptional performance" in Software during 2017 to repeat in 2018. 4. Spark Therapeutics (ONCE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS, with analyst Carter Gould seeing a "challenging setup" for the shares after the Phase 1/2 SPK-8011 data in hemophilia A fell short of expectations. The analyst removed SPK-8011, or $29 per share, and early-stage pipeline value, or $12 per share, from his model. He finds it difficult to be more constructive on Spark shares in the near-term. 5. Electronic Arts (EA) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs by analyst Christopher Merwin to reflect fewer near-term catalysts around in-game monetization of non-sports titles. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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