General Electric Company Company Profile (NYSE:GE)

About General Electric Company (GE)

General Electric Company logoGeneral Electric Company is a global digital industrial company. The Company's products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, and oil and gas production equipment to medical imaging, financing and industrial products. Its segments include Power, which includes products and services related to energy production and water reuse; Renewable Energy, which offers renewable power sources; Oil & Gas, including liquefied natural gas and pipelines; Aviation, which includes commercial and military aircraft engines, and integrated digital components, among others; Healthcare, which provides healthcare technologies in medical imaging, digital solutions, patient monitoring and diagnostics, and drug discovery, among others; Transportation, which is a supplier to the railroad, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries; Energy Connections & Lighting, which includes Energy Connections and Lighting businesses, and Capital, which is a financial services division.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Multi-Sector Conglomerates
  • Industry: Diversified Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: Industrial Conglomerates
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: GE
  • CUSIP: 36960410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $29.08
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $29.74
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $30.22
  • 52-Week Range: $28.19 - $33.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.56
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.31
  • P/E Growth: 1.47
  • Market Cap: $253.72B
  • Outstanding Shares: 8,724,783,000
  • Beta: 1.2
  • Net Margins: 6.86%
  • Return on Equity: 15.99%
  • Return on Assets: 3.37%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.76%
  • Current Ratio: 2.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.72%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.39)
Consensus Price Target: $32.13 (10.50% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/25/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $33.00LowView Rating Details
4/25/2017Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$35.00 -> $31.00LowView Rating Details
4/24/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingSellLowView Rating Details
4/24/2017ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$36.00 -> $33.00MediumView Rating Details
4/24/2017Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperform$36.00 -> $35.00MediumView Rating Details
4/20/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$30.00MediumView Rating Details
4/11/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$34.00LowView Rating Details
4/5/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingNeutral$28.00LowView Rating Details
4/1/2017William BlairReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
3/23/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$36.00LowView Rating Details
2/24/2017Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetBuy$38.00N/AView Rating Details
12/16/2016Daiwa Capital MarketsUpgradeHold -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
12/12/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncSet Price TargetNeutral$31.00N/AView Rating Details
11/1/2016Citigroup IncSet Price TargetBuy$34.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
10/6/2016Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$32.00 -> $31.00N/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016Standpoint ResearchInitiated CoverageSell$26.00N/AView Rating Details
4/26/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetBuy$37.00N/AView Rating Details
4/4/2016Berenberg BankDowngradeBuy -> Hold$33.00 -> $34.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2016Societe GeneraleSet Price TargetNeutral$30.00N/AView Rating Details
10/20/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$34.00N/AView Rating Details
6/23/2015Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingUnderperform$18.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Earnings by Quarter for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Earnings History by Quarter for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/21/2017Q1 2017$0.17$0.21$26.37 billion$27.66 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2017Q416$0.46$0.46$33.67 billion$33.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2016Q316$0.32$0.32$29.64 billion$29.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2016Q216$0.46$0.51$31.76 billion$33.49 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2016Q116$0.19$0.21$27.67 billion$27.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2016Q415$0.50$0.52$35.92 billion$33.89 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2015Q315$0.26$0.32$28.67 billion$31.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2015Q215$0.28$0.31$28.70 billion$32.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2015Q115$0.30$0.31$34.27 billion$29.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2015Q414$0.55$0.56$42.20 billion$42.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/17/2014Q314$0.37$0.38$36.80 billion$36.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/18/2014Q214$0.39$0.39$36.31 billion$36.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q114$0.32$0.33$34.45 billion$34.18 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/17/2014Q413$0.53$0.53$40.22 billion$40.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2013Q313$0.37$0.36$38.84 billion$35.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2013Q2 2013$0.36$0.36$35.58 billion$35.12 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2013Q1 2013$0.35$0.39$34.70 billion$35.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/18/2013Q4 2012$0.43$0.44$38.71 billion$39.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/19/2012$0.37$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2012$0.37$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2012$0.33$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2012$0.38$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2011$0.31$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2011$0.32$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.28$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2011$0.32$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.64
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.17$0.18$0.18
Q2 20172$0.25$0.30$0.28
Q3 20172$0.50$0.54$0.52
Q4 20172$0.65$0.68$0.67
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Most Recent Dividend:4/25/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.96
Dividend Yield:3.30%
Dividend Growth:6.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:106.67% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
58.90% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
50.53% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)

Dividend History by Quarter for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/15/2013feb 13$0.192/21/20132/25/20134/25/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.23%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 54.68%
Insider Trades by Quarter for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/24/2017Marijn E DekkersDirectorBuy20,000$29.90$598,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017David Leon JoyceVice ChairmanSell159,662$29.56$4,719,608.72View SEC Filing  
1/31/2017Jeffrey S BornsteinInsiderBuy5,000$29.63$148,150.00View SEC Filing  
1/23/2017Alexander DimitriefInsiderBuy231$30.50$7,045.50View SEC Filing  
11/9/2016Jeffrey R ImmeltChairmanBuy50,000$29.24$1,462,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016Jeffrey R ImmeltChairmanBuy50,000$31.45$1,572,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Jeffrey R ImmeltCEOBuy67,600$29.59$2,000,284.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Alexander DimitriefSVPBuy105$30.51$3,203.55View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016Jeffrey S. BornsteinSVPSell168,313$28.91$4,865,928.83View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Alexander DimitriefSVPBuy30,612$29.00$887,748.00View SEC Filing  
1/25/2016Alexander DimitriefSVPBuy65,272$28.04$1,830,226.88View SEC Filing  
4/30/2015Mary L SchapiroDirectorBuy7,000$27.22$190,540.00View SEC Filing  
4/22/2015Marijn E DekkersDirectorBuy20,000$26.93$538,600.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2015James E RohrDirectorBuy20,000$27.15$543,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015William G BeattieDirectorBuy400,000$25.00$10,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015William G BeattieDirectorBuy400,000$25.24$10,096,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Elizabeth J ComstockSVPSell18,500$26.82$496,170.00View SEC Filing  
7/23/2014William G BeattieDirectorBuy10,000$26.01$260,100.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Jeffrey ImmeltCEOBuy104,900$25.19$2,642,431.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2014Jeffrey ImmeltCEOBuy40,000$25.04$1,001,600.00View SEC Filing  
1/24/2014William BeattieDirectorBuy2,000$25.47$50,940.00View SEC Filing  
1/21/2014James RohrDirectorBuy10,000$26.18$261,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013William BeattieDirectorBuy5,000$26.88$134,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013James Cash, Jr.DirectorSell7,000$27.00$189,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Elizabeth J ComstockSVPSell49,300$24.87$1,226,091.00View SEC Filing  
4/24/2013William G BeattieDirectorBuy10,000$21.80$218,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2012John Joseph BrennanDirectorBuy5,000$21.20$106,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2012John KrenickiChairmanSell179,693$21.04$3,780,740.72View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Latest Headlines for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
News IconUPDATE 1-GE fixing bug in software after warning about power grid hacks - April 27 at 10:57 PM logoIn Trump's White House, policy can be shaped by the last CEO he met - April 27 at 10:57 PM logoOnly Ten Dow Components With Recent Insider Buying, GE is One of Them - April 27 at 5:56 PM logoGE Increases Power Output of Its J920 FleXtra Gas Engine by Nearly 10 Percent - April 27 at 5:56 PM logoGE equipment from capacitor plant goes up for auction - April 27 at 5:56 PM logoGeneral Electric’s Healthcare Revenue Rose in 1Q17 - April 27 at 5:56 PM logoTrian CIO: 2017 important year for GE, and we're rooting ... - April 27 at 5:56 PM logoActivist Investor Third Point Urges Honeywell To Spin Off Aerospace Unit - April 27 at 5:56 PM logoStock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on General Electric Company (GE) - April 27 at 1:28 PM logoReports Of General Electric's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated - Seeking Alpha - April 27 at 1:32 AM logo5 Takeaways From General Electric Company's Earnings - Motley Fool - April 27 at 1:32 AM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect General Electric Company (GE) Stock Price - April 26 at 10:02 PM logoGE Fixes Bug in Power Software as Researchers Warn of Grid Hacks - April 26 at 8:02 PM
News IconGE is making a big move in wind power - April 26 at 8:02 PM logo5 Takeaways From General Electric Company's Earnings - April 26 at 8:02 PM logoAirbus reaches 35 A320neo deliveries for 2017 -sources - April 26 at 8:02 PM logoGE fixing bug in software after warning about power grid hacks - April 26 at 8:02 PM logoOrganic Growth Drives Up 3M’s 1Q17 Revenues - April 26 at 8:02 PM logo5 Takeaways From General Electric Company's Earnings - April 26 at 10:52 AM logoInsider Buying: General Electric Company (GE) Director Purchases 20,000 Shares of Stock - April 25 at 6:06 PM logoGeneral Electric and Schlumberger Shares Lose Traction on the NYSE After Headlining in Earnings News - Yahoo Finance - April 25 at 4:58 PM logoGeneral Electric: Cash is King...and a Problem - Barron's (blog) - April 25 at 4:58 PM logoETFs in Focus After General Electric & Honeywell Q1 Earnings - Nasdaq - April 25 at 4:58 PM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) Stock Has Lost Investors' Trust - - April 25 at 4:58 PM logoGeneral Electric: A Small Win In A Big Battle - Seeking Alpha - Seeking Alpha - April 25 at 4:58 PM logoGeneral Electric: Lipstick On A Pig - General Electric Company ... - Seeking Alpha - April 25 at 4:58 PM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) Stock Has Lost Investors’ Trust - April 25 at 12:56 PM logo5 Reasons GE Is A Terrible Investment Right Now - April 25 at 11:14 AM logoInteresting May Stock Options for GE - April 25 at 11:14 AM logoMerrill Lynch Reverses Stance on General Electric With Big Analyst Downgrade - April 25 at 11:14 AM logoLantheus and GE Healthcare Announce the Signing of a Definitive License Agreement for Worldwide Development and Commercialization of Flurpiridaz F 18 - April 25 at 11:14 AM logoInvenergy Selects GE’s Predix-based Asset Performance Management (APM) Solution to Improve Gas Thermal Fleet Performance as Part of Shift to Clean Energy Future - April 25 at 11:14 AM logoGeneral Electric Is Stuck in Neutral - April 25 at 11:14 AM logoDover Corp. Earnings and What They Mean to Oil and Gas Investors - April 25 at 11:14 AM logoBaker Hughes expects N.America revenue to rise in 2nd quarter - April 25 at 11:14 AM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) PT Lowered to $35.00 at Royal Bank of Canada - April 24 at 11:56 PM logoGeneral Electric: Patience Is Key - April 24 at 5:09 PM logoCORRECTED-UPDATE 1-GE Power division signs $3 bln services deal in Algeria - April 24 at 5:09 PM logoGE Additive Establishes Customer Experience Center in Germany - April 24 at 5:09 PM logoEdited Transcript of GE earnings conference call or presentation 21-Apr-17 12:30pm GMT - April 24 at 5:09 PM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) Earns Sell Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co. - April 24 at 2:28 PM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) PT Lowered to $33.00 at Argus - April 24 at 11:30 AM logoGeneral Electric: The Sharks Have Begun To Circle - Seeking Alpha - Seeking Alpha - April 24 at 8:01 AM logoGeneral Electric: Is It This, Or Is It That? - Seeking Alpha - April 24 at 8:01 AM logoGE beefs up additive manufacturing, scouts for acquisitions - April 24 at 8:01 AM logoGE Power division nears $3 bln services deal in Algeria -source - April 24 at 4:22 AM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 23 at 9:40 PM
News IconGE's revenue slips - April 23 at 5:46 PM logoABB, Schneider Electric Bid for General Electric Unit-Sources - April 23 at 10:46 AM logoGeneral Electric Company's (GE) Hold Rating Reiterated at Cowen and Company - April 22 at 7:08 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)

What is General Electric Company's stock symbol?

General Electric Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GE."

How often does General Electric Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for General Electric Company?

General Electric Company announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 10th. Investors of record on Monday, February 27th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share on Tuesday, April 25th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 23rd.

How were General Electric Company's earnings last quarter?

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) issued its earnings results on Friday, April, 21st. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $27.66 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.37 billion. General Electric Company had a return on equity of 15.99% and a net margin of 6.86%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.21 earnings per share.

When will General Electric Company make its next earnings announcement?

General Electric Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 20th 2017.

What guidance has General Electric Company issued on next quarter's earnings?

General Electric Company issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Friday, April, 21st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.60-1.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.63.

Where is General Electric Company's stock going? Where will General Electric Company's stock price be in 2017?

18 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for General Electric Company's shares. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate General Electric Company's stock price to reach $32.13 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about General Electric Company stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about General Electric Company stock:

  • 1. Cowen and Company analysts commented, "GE Power supplier WWD noted soft IGT upgrade orders (for WWD’s components)." (4/20/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "General Electric’s multi-billion deal with Baker Hughes is likely to boost the Oil & Gas segment revenues. General Electric further aims to grow its 3D manufacturing business to $1 billion by 2020 through opportune acquisitions. The company has almost completed the GE Capital exit plan about one year ahead of the schedule to focus on core industrial operations with a digital edge. With a healthy ROI from the Alstom deal, the company has offered a bullish guidance for 2017 and expects a steady rise in operating profits. However, for a company as large as General Electric, the additional revenues needed for growth are quite large, posing a challenge in developing businesses on such a vast scale. Significant order backlog, high operating risks related to the Brexit referendum and foreign currency volatility remain other headwinds. The company has also underperformed the industry in the last three months on macroeconomic and currency woes." (3/20/2017)
  • 3. Royal Bank of Canada analysts commented, "Outperform-rated GE will host an analyst meeting on its Power (21% of revenues) and Renewable Energy (7%) segments on Mar-8 in NYC. Key topics will likely include an update on the 4Q16 order pushouts, progress on the H-turbine launch and cost curve, and the Alstom integration. GE may also provide more specifics on the pending revenue recognition changes. Overall, we're not expecting any stockmoving news." (3/6/2017)

Are investors shorting General Electric Company?

General Electric Company saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 82,429,596 shares, an increase of 1.6% from the March 31st total of 81,138,159 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 23,213,038 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.6 days. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who owns General Electric Company stock?

General Electric Company's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.26%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.12%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.10%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.10%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.09%) and WELLCOME TRUST LTD THE as trustee of the WELLCOME TRUST (0.09%). Company insiders that own General Electric Company stock include Alexander Dimitrief, David Leon Joyce, Jeffrey R Immelt, Jeffrey S Bornstein, Marijn E Dekkers and Mary L Schapiro.

Who sold General Electric Company stock? Who is selling General Electric Company stock?

General Electric Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Strs Ohio, Korea Investment CORP, Bank of Montreal Can, Sit Investment Associates Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC and Retirement Systems of Alabama.

Who bought General Electric Company stock? Who is buying General Electric Company stock?

General Electric Company's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nationwide Fund Advisors, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Doyle Wealth Management, Community Bank of Raymore, TNB Financial, Adviser Investments LLC and Conning Inc.. Company insiders that have bought General Electric Company stock in the last two years include Alexander Dimitrief, Jeffrey R Immelt, Jeffrey S Bornstein, Marijn E Dekkers and Mary L Schapiro.

How do I buy General Electric Company stock?

Shares of General Electric Company can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of General Electric Company stock cost?

One share of General Electric Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.08.

General Electric Company (GE) Chart for Friday, April, 28, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/28/2017 by Staff