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: $29.68
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $29.90
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $30.22
  • 52-Week Range: $28.19 - $33.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 33.24
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.62
  • P/E Growth: 1.47
  • Market Cap: $258.95B
  • 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, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.45)
Consensus Price Target: $33.24 (11.98% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/28/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingSell$27.00LowView Rating Details
3/23/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
3/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingPositiveLowView 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
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 3/29/2015 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:3.23%
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 Motors Cuts Energy Consumption and Costs with LED Upgrade from Current, powered by GE Across 32 Sites - March 29 at 5:53 PM logoGeneral Electric Is Still a Great Stock to Own - - March 29 at 5:53 PM logoGeneral Electric: 8-K Isn't As Much Drama As Some See - Seeking Alpha - March 29 at 5:53 PM logoJPMorgan says emerging GE bull case 'not plausible' - Seeking Alpha - March 29 at 5:53 PM logoGE Needs A New Strategy And A New CEO - Forbes - March 29 at 5:53 PM logoWill General Electric Company Have to Abandon This Key Target? - Motley Fool - March 29 at 5:53 PM logoWill General Electric Company Have to Abandon This Key Target? - March 29 at 1:03 PM logoOnline freight firm Freightos raises $25 million in funding led by GE - March 29 at 11:11 AM logoGeneral Electric Company's (GE) Hold Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets - March 29 at 8:38 AM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc. - March 29 at 12:25 AM logoGE Needs a New Strategy and a New CEO - March 28 at 10:04 PM logoBRIEF-General Electric's power services signed agreement to provide advanced gas path upgrades - March 28 at 11:40 AM logoGE Closes Sale of Consumer Finance Business in France; Last Major Closing of GE Capital Exit Plan - March 28 at 11:40 AM logoGE, Partners back $50M effort to fund 'innovative' opioid treatment programs - March 28 at 11:40 AM logoGeneral Electric: Emerging Bull Case 'Not Plausible,' JPMorgan Says - March 28 at 11:40 AM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) Given a $27.00 Price Target by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Analysts - March 28 at 11:22 AM logoBRIEF-GE Renewable Energy says to supply 3 Haliade offshore wind turbines in China - March 27 at 5:04 PM logoGE Aviation Acquires Leader in Digital Aircraft Records Management - March 27 at 5:04 PM logoQuadrature Capital LTD Buys The Priceline Group, Alibaba Group Holding, General Electric Co, ... - March 25 at 10:17 AM logoGeneral Electric Company's (GE) Overweight Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLC - March 24 at 11:28 AM logo3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA), Cree, Inc. (CREE) and General Electric Company (GE) - March 24 at 11:23 AM logoPeltz-Immelt Showdown Heats Up as GE Rushes to Bolster Profits - March 23 at 10:55 PM logoGE Healthcare to Offer a More Comfortable Mammography Experience - March 23 at 5:55 PM logoFeel The Squeeze With The New Short Squeeze ETF - March 23 at 5:54 PM logoStock Research Reports for Amgen, Berkshire & Walgreens - March 23 at 5:54 PM logoForget General Electric Company (GE): Buy These 3 Conglomerates Instead - March 23 at 1:38 PM logoBMO Capital Markets Reiterates Hold Rating for General Electric Company (GE) - March 23 at 12:46 PM logoUnder Pressure From Peltz, GE Ties Bonuses to New Targets - March 22 at 5:34 PM logoPortland General Electric Company (POR) Presents At Williams Capital Group West Coast Seminar - Slideshow - March 22 at 5:33 PM logoGE Recognizes Intel for Its Water Reuse Efforts in Oregon - March 22 at 5:33 PM logoGE Announces Lower Structural Costs, Higher Expected Operating Profit in Industrial Unit - March 22 at 5:33 PM logo[$$] General Electric: target on his back - March 22 at 5:33 PM logoGeneral Electric Company (GE) Given "Positive" Rating at Royal Bank of Canada - March 22 at 2:52 PM logoGeneral Electric (GE) Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industrials & EU Autos Conference (Transcript) - March 21 at 10:33 PM logoGE’s Digital Replicas, Which Monitor Machines, Gain a Voice - March 21 at 10:33 PM logo3 Great Stocks to Buy Instead of NVIDIA - March 21 at 10:33 PM logoGE Healthcare Investing over $500 Million in Software By 2018 - March 21 at 5:32 PM logoGE Healthcare Not Planning Any Large Acquisitions - March 21 at 5:32 PM logoSimple, Responsive, Revolutionary: GE Introduces New EntellEon* Power Panel - March 21 at 5:32 PM logoManufacturing software company Plex Systems explores sale -sources - March 21 at 5:32 PM logo3 Reasons GE CEO Jeff Immelt Isn't All That Bad for Investors - March 21 at 12:55 PM logoGeneral Electric Company Still Has a Capital Arm; Here's Why It Matters - March 21 at 11:30 AM logoArctic Sand, backed by GE and Ray Stata, acquired for $68M - March 21 at 8:50 AM logoGeneral Electric: The Inflection Point Has Arrived - March 21 at 8:50 AM logoInnara Health Announces Co-Marketing Agreement with GE Healthcare to Advance Oral Feeding and Neurodevelopment of Premature Infants - March 21 at 8:50 AM logoBarclays PLC Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for General Electric Company (GE) - March 20 at 7:55 PM logoEU clears GE acquisition of Danish rotor blade maker LM Wind Power - March 20 at 7:21 PM logoEU clears General Electric acquisition of LM Wind Power - March 20 at 7:21 PM logoGeneral Electric Acquisition of LM Wind Power Clears EU Hurdle - March 20 at 7:21 PM logoGE to Invest $500 Million in Healthcare Division - March 20 at 7:21 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 10th. Shareholders 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 yield of 3.23%. 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 earnings results on Friday, January, 20th. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.46. The business had revenue of $33.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $33.67 billion. General Electric Company had a return on equity of 15.99% and a net margin of 6.86%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.52 EPS.

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 issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Friday, January, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.60-1.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.65.

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

20 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for General Electric Company's shares. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect General Electric Company's share price to reach $33.24 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. 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 decrease in short interest in March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 86,713,466 shares, a decrease of 16.2% from the February 28th total of 103,485,347 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 30,319,480 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.9 days. Currently, 1.0% 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 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 UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.31%). 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 bought 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., Teachers Advisors LLC, Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC and Dodge & Cox. 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 $29.68.

General Electric Company (GE) Chart for Wednesday, March, 29, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/29/2017 by Staff