Should Value Investors Buy General Dynamics (GD) Stock?

Oakmark Funds recently released its second-quarter investor letter – a copy of which is available for download here. In their recent letter to investors, Oakmark Funds announced that OAKMX portfolio returned 23.0% in the second quarter, as compared to 20.5% of the S&P 500 Index. You should check out Oakmark Funds top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash.

In the said letter, Oakmark Funds highlighted a few stocks and General Dynamics Corp (NYSE:GD) is one of them. General Dynamics Corp (NYSE:GD) is an aerospace and defense company. Year-to-date, General Dynamics Corp (NYSE:GD) stock lost 19.8% and on July 9th it had a closing price of $138.02. Here is what Oakmark Funds said:

“General Dynamics is one of the leading U.S. defense contractors and controls the world’s premier business jet franchise (Gulfstream). Short-term fears that the coronavirus will hurt demand for business jets drove down the share price, so we were able to purchase this high-quality business at a large discount to both its historical and peer valuation levels. Taking a longer term view, we believe the company is poised to benefit from new product introductions within its business jet division, an improvement in free cash flow conversion and a highly visible, decade-long increase in deliveries of next generation nuclear-powered submarines. As these positives come into clearer view, we believe the discount to intrinsic value will close.”

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In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on General Dynamics Corp (NYSE:GD) stock decreased by about 15% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with General Dynamics’ upside potential. Our calculations showed that General Dynamics Corp (NYSE:GD) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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