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 offers products and services related to energy production and water reuse; Renewable Energy, which offers renewable power sources; Oil & Gas, which is engaged in drilling, completion, production and oil field operations; Aviation, which designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines; Healthcare, which provides healthcare technologies; Transportation, which is a supplier to the railroad, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries; Energy Connections & Lighting, which offers grid solutions, industrial solutions, power conversation and lighting, and Capital, which offers products, including Industrial Finance, Energy Financial Services (EFS) and Energy Financial Services (EFS).

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: $29.39
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $29.91
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $30.25
  • 52-Week Range: $28.19 - $33.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 33.07
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.54
  • P/E Growth: 1.47
  • Market Cap: $257.64B
  • 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: $33.35 (12.95% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingPositiveLowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$36.00LowView Rating Details
3/14/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetSell$29.00LowView 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
12/6/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperform$35.00N/AView Rating Details
11/1/2016Citigroup IncSet Price TargetBuy$34.00N/AView Rating Details
10/24/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$36.00N/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
8/25/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$29.00N/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016Standpoint ResearchInitiated CoverageSell$26.00N/AView Rating Details
7/9/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
6/7/2016Cowen and CompanyInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$29.00 -> $29.00N/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 3/23/2015 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
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$0.49$0.52$33.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2015Q315$0.26$0.32$26.55 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$0.38$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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.63 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.90 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.19$0.27$0.23
Q2 20165$0.25$0.45$0.35
Q3 20162$0.30$0.32$0.31
Q4 20162$0.46$0.46$0.46
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 logoUnder Pressure From Peltz, GE Ties Bonuses to New Targets (NYSE:GE) - March 22 at 5:34 PM logoPortland General Electric Company (POR) Presents At Williams Capital Group West Coast Seminar - Slideshow (NYSE:GE) - March 22 at 5:33 PM logoGE Recognizes Intel for Its Water Reuse Efforts in Oregon (NYSE:GE) - March 22 at 5:33 PM logoGE Announces Lower Structural Costs, Higher Expected Operating Profit in Industrial Unit (NYSE:GE) - March 22 at 5:33 PM logo[$$] General Electric: target on his back (NYSE:GE) - March 22 at 5:33 PM
News IconGeneral Electric Company (GE) Given "Positive" Rating at Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:GE) - March 22 at 2:52 PM logoGeneral Electric (GE) Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industrials & EU Autos Conference (Transcript) (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 10:33 PM logoGE’s Digital Replicas, Which Monitor Machines, Gain a Voice (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 10:33 PM logo3 Great Stocks to Buy Instead of NVIDIA (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 10:33 PM logoGE Healthcare Investing over $500 Million in Software By 2018 (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 5:32 PM logoGE Healthcare Not Planning Any Large Acquisitions (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 5:32 PM logoSimple, Responsive, Revolutionary: GE Introduces New EntellEon* Power Panel (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 5:32 PM logoManufacturing software company Plex Systems explores sale -sources (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 5:32 PM logo3 Reasons GE CEO Jeff Immelt Isn't All That Bad for Investors (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 12:55 PM logoGeneral Electric Company Still Has a Capital Arm; Here's Why It Matters (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 11:30 AM logoArctic Sand, backed by GE and Ray Stata, acquired for $68M (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 8:50 AM logoGeneral Electric: The Inflection Point Has Arrived (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 8:50 AM logoInnara Health Announces Co-Marketing Agreement with GE Healthcare to Advance Oral Feeding and Neurodevelopment of Premature Infants (NYSE:GE) - March 21 at 8:50 AM
News IconBarclays PLC Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for General Electric Company (GE) (NYSE:GE) - March 20 at 7:55 PM logoEU clears GE acquisition of Danish rotor blade maker LM Wind Power (NYSE:GE) - March 20 at 7:21 PM logoEU clears General Electric acquisition of LM Wind Power (NYSE:GE) - March 20 at 7:21 PM logoGeneral Electric Acquisition of LM Wind Power Clears EU Hurdle (NYSE:GE) - March 20 at 7:21 PM logoGE to Invest $500 Million in Healthcare Division (NYSE:GE) - March 20 at 7:21 PM logoGeneral Electric Is No Match for Emerson Electric (NYSE:GE) - March 20 at 7:21 PM
News IconGeneral Electric Company (GE) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (NYSE:GE) - March 20 at 1:04 PM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE): Should Nelson Peltz Just Quit? (NYSE:GE) - March 20 at 9:28 AM logoGeneral Electric Inks Deal with DB Cargo to Expand in Europe - Yahoo Finance (NYSE:GE) - March 18 at 10:17 AM logoGeneral Electric's Buyback Scorecard (NYSE:GE) - March 17 at 10:41 PM logo[$$] Invention Platform Quirky Relaunches (NYSE:GE) - March 17 at 10:40 PM logoBoeing Boosts Payouts to CEO and GE Recruit (NYSE:GE) - March 17 at 5:40 PM logoCourt Unseals Documents and Grants Class Certification in Case against General Electric Company Alleging … (NYSE:GE) - March 16 at 4:01 PM logoGE Healthcare acquires U.K.-based fetal monitoring company (NYSE:GE) - March 16 at 4:01 PM logo[$$] GE Acquires U.K.'s Monica Healthcare (NYSE:GE) - March 16 at 4:01 PM logoGeneral Electric Inks Deal with DB Cargo to Expand in Europe (NYSE:GE) - March 16 at 4:01 PM
News IconInvestment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates for General Electric Company (GE) (NYSE:GE) - March 16 at 10:43 AM logoThe Tide Could Be Turning For General Electric - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:GE) - March 16 at 3:48 AM logoDB Cargo and GE Transportation Expand Rail’s Digital Footprint in Europe (NYSE:GE) - March 15 at 10:47 PM logo10 Most Powerful and Influential Companies In America (NYSE:GE) - March 15 at 10:47 PM logoGeneral Electric Company's (GE) CEO Richard Laxer Presents at JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials ... - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:GE) - March 15 at 5:45 PM logoGeneral Electric: Immelt's Blunders Spark Talk Of Breakup - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:GE) - March 15 at 5:45 PM logoGeneral Electric: Looking For A New CEO? - Seeking Alpha - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:GE) - March 15 at 5:45 PM logoGeneral Electric (GE) Presents At 2017 JP Morgan Aviation Transportation & Industrials Conference (NYSE:GE) - March 14 at 4:42 PM logoAnalyzing General Electric’s Pension Plan Assumptions (NYSE:GE) - March 14 at 12:28 PM logoWhy General Electric Company (GE) Stock Is Way Too Dangerous (NYSE:GE) - March 14 at 10:51 AM logoGeneral Electric Company's (GE) CEO Richard Laxer Presents at J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference (Transcript) (NYSE:GE) - March 13 at 5:22 PM logoLouisville center is part of a North American expansion for this Chinese appliance maker (NYSE:GE) - March 13 at 11:28 AM logoGeneral Electric: If Need Be, Someone Will Finish What Jeffrey Immelt Started (NYSE:GE) - March 13 at 11:28 AM logoGE Delivers Flight Management Software as It Readies the Boeing 737 MAX (NYSE:GE) - March 13 at 11:28 AM logoGeneral Electric: What If It's Not Immelt? (NYSE:GE) - March 13 at 11:28 AM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) Stock Needs Immelt to Step Down (NYSE:GE) - March 13 at 11:05 AM


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 declared 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 23rd.

How were General Electric Company's earnings last quarter?

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January, 20th. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.46. The firm earned $33.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $33.67 billion. General Electric Company had a net margin of 6.86% and a return on equity of 15.99%. General Electric Company's revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.52 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 Friday, April, 21st 2017.

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

General Electric Company updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Friday, January, 20th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.60-1.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.65.

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

19 brokerages 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 share price to reach $33.35 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. 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)
  • 2. 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 in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 103,485,347 shares, an increase of 6.7% from the February 15th total of 97,031,176 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 28,387,848 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days.

Who owns General Electric Company stock?

General Electric Company's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.07%), FMR LLC (1.49%), Norges Bank (0.86%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.69%), Trustees of General Electric Pension Trust (0.37%) and FIL Ltd (0.25%). Company insiders that own General Electric Company stock include Alexander Dimitrief, David Leon Joyce, James E Rohr, 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 Janus Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, FIL Ltd, I.G. Investment Management LTD., Franklin Resources Inc., Fred Alger Management Inc., Calamos Advisors LLC and Credit Agricole S A.

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 Norges Bank, Trustees of General Electric Pension Trust, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., State Street Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC, Dodge & Cox and Aristotle Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought General Electric Company stock in the last two years include Alexander Dimitrief, James E Rohr, 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 $29.53.

General Electric Company (GE) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by Staff