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: $29.55
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $29.81
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $30.22
  • 52-Week Range: $28.19 - $33.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 33.09
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.55
  • P/E Growth: 1.47
  • Market Cap: $257.82B
  • 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, 6 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.47)
Consensus Price Target: $32.88 (11.25% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
1/17/2017Stifel NicolausSet Price TargetBuy$34.00N/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
10/6/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$37.00N/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 4/24/2015 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: $1.65
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.17$0.18$0.18
Q2 20172$0.30$0.30$0.30
Q3 20172$0.50$0.51$0.51
Q4 20172$0.65$0.68$0.67
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Next Dividend:4/25/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.96
Dividend Yield:3.25%
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
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)
DateHeadline 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 logoEarnings Preview: Multinational Conglomerate GE Reports Tomorrow - Seeking Alpha - April 22 at 8:36 AM logoGeneral Electric's (GE) CEO Jeffrey Immelt on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - April 22 at 8:36 AM logoShould You Buy General Electric Company (GE) Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons - - April 22 at 8:36 AM logoGE: Another IBM - Seeking Alpha - April 22 at 8:36 AM logoAbout General Electric's Troubles - Seeking Alpha - April 22 at 8:36 AM logoGE shares fall on cash, business worries though profit beats - Reuters - April 22 at 8:36 AM logoShould You Buy General Electric Company (GE) Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons - April 22 at 6:45 AM logoWeek in Review: Gains for Wall Street as Earnings Distract From North Korea, Crude Slide - April 21 at 10:25 PM logo[$$] General Electric, Still Weighed by Energy, Boosts Profit Amid Cost Cutting Plan - April 21 at 10:25 PM logoGeneral Electric, Verizon Weigh on DJIA Friday - April 21 at 5:24 PM logoIs GE dead money? - April 21 at 5:24 PM logoStocks ended Friday's session slightly lower on Friday, b... - April 21 at 5:24 PM logoUS STOCKS-Wall Street dips before French election, but up for week - April 21 at 5:24 PM logoGE's Immelt Gets Boost as Power Demand Drives Better Results - April 21 at 11:32 AM logoGeneral Electric Company 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - April 21 at 11:32 AM logoJeff Immelt Buys Time But Not Much - April 21 at 11:32 AM logoGeneral Electric shares fall 1% after earnings beat Street's expectations - April 21 at 11:32 AM logoDoc re. GE Files 8-K - April 21 at 11:32 AM logoJim Cramer: GE Had Bad Operating Cash Flow - April 21 at 11:32 AM logoJim Cramer on GE, Schlumberger, Honeywell, Visa, Facebook, Valeant and Arconic - April 21 at 11:32 AM logoMid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Lower; General Electric Tops Q1 Estimates - April 21 at 11:13 AM logoMake General Electric Company (GE) Stock Pay You More Dividends - April 21 at 10:25 AM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - April 21 at 10:03 AM logoGeneral Electric shares seesaw after earnings beat Street's expectations - April 21 at 7:35 AM logoGE beats Street 1Q forecasts - April 21 at 7:13 AM logoGE's 1Q performance tops Wall Street's view - April 21 at 7:13 AM logoGE Is Overdue for Some Good News - April 20 at 10:31 PM logoFinal Trade: GE, HAS & more - April 20 at 10:31 PM logoEarnings: Industrial Conglomerate General Electric Reports Tomorrow - April 20 at 5:30 PM logoTop 2 Earnings to Watch on Friday - April 20 at 5:30 PM logoJim Cramer -- GE Needs to Restructure and Reduce Its Costs - April 20 at 5:30 PM logo​A Boston-centric view of what to look for when GE reports earnings on Friday - April 20 at 5:30 PM logo[$$] GE Is Overdue for Some Good News - April 20 at 5:30 PM logoHigh-paying tech company moving downtown, more than tripling space - April 20 at 5:30 PM logoHere's A Clue That GE, Honeywell Profits May Be Strong: Investing Action Plan - April 20 at 5:30 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 paid a dividend of $0.24 per share on Tuesday, April 25th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.25%. 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) announced its quarterly earnings data 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 business had revenue of $27.66 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $26.37 billion. General Electric Company had a return on equity of 15.99% and a net margin of 6.86%. The business's quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.21 EPS.

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 updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Friday, April, 21st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.60-1.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.63.

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

19 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for General Electric Company's stock. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect General Electric Company's stock price to reach $32.88 in the next year.

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 decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 81,138,159 shares, a decline of 6.4% from the March 15th total of 86,713,466 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 30,022,089 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 days. Approximately 0.9% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Who owns General Electric Company stock?

General Electric Company's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.10%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.09%), WELLCOME TRUST LTD THE as trustee of the WELLCOME TRUST (0.09%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.07%), National Pension Service (0.07%) and Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.06%). Company insiders that own General Electric Company stock include Alexander Dimitrief, David Leon Joyce, Jeffrey R Immelt, Jeffrey S Bornstein 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 Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Hartford Investment Management Co., Gradient Investments LLC and Patriot Wealth Management Inc..

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, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Doyle Wealth Management, Community Bank of Raymore, TNB Financial, DnB Asset Management AS, Capstone Asset Management Co. and Motco. Company insiders that have bought General Electric Company stock in the last two years include Alexander Dimitrief, Jeffrey R Immelt, Jeffrey S Bornstein 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 $29.55.

General Electric Company (GE) Chart for Monday, April, 24, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/24/2017 by Staff