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$11.25
Now: $11.33
$11.60
50-Day Range
$10.15
MA: $10.90
$11.78
52-Week Range
$5.48
Now: $11.33
$13.26
Volume73.61 million shs
Average Volume65.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$99.25 billion
P/E Ratio31.47
Dividend Yield0.35%
Beta1.06

Competitors

General Electric (NYSE:GE) Vs. DHR, HON, MMM, IEP, CSL, and ITT

Should you be buying GE stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "multi-sector conglomerates" are considered alternatives and competitors to General Electric, including Danaher (DHR), Honeywell International (HON), 3M (MMM), Icahn Enterprises (IEP), Carlisle Companies (CSL), and ITT (ITT).

General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Danaher (NYSE:DHR) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares General Electric and Danaher's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Electric$95.21 billion1.04$-4,978,000,000.00$0.6517.43
Danaher$17.91 billion9.39$3.01 billion$4.4253.56

Danaher has lower revenue, but higher earnings than General Electric. General Electric is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Danaher, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for General Electric and Danaher, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Electric07802.53
Danaher021202.86

General Electric presently has a consensus target price of $10.20, suggesting a potential downside of 9.97%. Danaher has a consensus target price of $226.8667, suggesting a potential downside of 4.17%. Given Danaher's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Danaher is more favorable than General Electric.

Profitability

This table compares General Electric and Danaher's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Electric4.52%5.37%0.71%
Danaher18.05%12.94%5.92%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.1% of General Electric shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of Danaher shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of General Electric shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of Danaher shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

General Electric has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Danaher has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

General Electric pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Danaher pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. General Electric pays out 6.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Danaher pays out 16.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. General Electric has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Danaher has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. General Electric is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Danaher beats General Electric on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares General Electric and Honeywell International's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Electric$95.21 billion1.04$-4,978,000,000.00$0.6517.43
Honeywell International$36.71 billion3.94$6.14 billion$8.1625.24

Honeywell International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than General Electric. General Electric is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Honeywell International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for General Electric and Honeywell International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Electric07802.53
Honeywell International091002.53

General Electric presently has a consensus target price of $10.20, suggesting a potential downside of 9.97%. Honeywell International has a consensus target price of $189.9412, suggesting a potential downside of 7.78%. Given Honeywell International's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Honeywell International is more favorable than General Electric.

Profitability

This table compares General Electric and Honeywell International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Electric4.52%5.37%0.71%
Honeywell International14.99%27.69%8.34%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.1% of General Electric shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.0% of Honeywell International shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of General Electric shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Honeywell International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

General Electric has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Honeywell International has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

General Electric pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Honeywell International pays an annual dividend of $3.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. General Electric pays out 6.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Honeywell International pays out 45.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. General Electric has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Honeywell International has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Honeywell International is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Honeywell International beats General Electric on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

General Electric (NYSE:GE) and 3M (NYSE:MMM) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares General Electric and 3M's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Electric$95.21 billion1.04$-4,978,000,000.00$0.6517.43
3M$32.14 billion2.97$4.57 billion$9.1018.19

3M has lower revenue, but higher earnings than General Electric. General Electric is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 3M, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares General Electric and 3M's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Electric4.52%5.37%0.71%
3M15.65%44.77%10.66%

Dividends

General Electric pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. 3M pays an annual dividend of $5.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. General Electric pays out 6.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 3M pays out 64.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. General Electric has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and 3M has increased its dividend for 57 consecutive years. 3M is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for General Electric and 3M, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Electric07802.53
3M28202.00

General Electric presently has a consensus target price of $10.20, suggesting a potential downside of 9.97%. 3M has a consensus target price of $172.1818, suggesting a potential upside of 4.01%. Given 3M's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe 3M is more favorable than General Electric.

Volatility & Risk

General Electric has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 3M has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.1% of General Electric shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.7% of 3M shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of General Electric shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of 3M shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

3M beats General Electric on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares General Electric and Icahn Enterprises' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Electric$95.21 billion1.04$-4,978,000,000.00$0.6517.43
Icahn Enterprises$8.99 billion1.44$-1,098,000,000.00($5.23)-10.66

Icahn Enterprises has lower revenue, but higher earnings than General Electric. Icahn Enterprises is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than General Electric, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares General Electric and Icahn Enterprises' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Electric4.52%5.37%0.71%
Icahn Enterprises-24.19%-19.30%-7.90%

Dividends

General Electric pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Icahn Enterprises pays an annual dividend of $8.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.3%. General Electric pays out 6.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Icahn Enterprises pays out -153.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. General Electric has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Icahn Enterprises is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for General Electric and Icahn Enterprises, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Electric07802.53
Icahn Enterprises0000N/A

General Electric presently has a consensus price target of $10.20, suggesting a potential downside of 9.97%. Given General Electric's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe General Electric is more favorable than Icahn Enterprises.

Volatility and Risk

General Electric has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Icahn Enterprises has a beta of 1, meaning that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.1% of General Electric shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.9% of Icahn Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of General Electric shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 90.1% of Icahn Enterprises shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

General Electric beats Icahn Enterprises on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares General Electric and Carlisle Companies' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Electric$95.21 billion1.04$-4,978,000,000.00$0.6517.43
Carlisle Companies$4.81 billion1.70$472.80 million$8.2918.46

Carlisle Companies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than General Electric. General Electric is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carlisle Companies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares General Electric and Carlisle Companies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Electric4.52%5.37%0.71%
Carlisle Companies7.91%14.60%6.34%

Dividends

General Electric pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Carlisle Companies pays an annual dividend of $2.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. General Electric pays out 6.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Carlisle Companies pays out 25.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. General Electric has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Carlisle Companies has increased its dividend for 24 consecutive years. Carlisle Companies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for General Electric and Carlisle Companies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Electric07802.53
Carlisle Companies01402.80

General Electric presently has a consensus price target of $10.20, suggesting a potential downside of 9.97%. Carlisle Companies has a consensus price target of $154.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.65%. Given Carlisle Companies' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Carlisle Companies is more favorable than General Electric.

Volatility and Risk

General Electric has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carlisle Companies has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.1% of General Electric shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.1% of Carlisle Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of General Electric shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Carlisle Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Carlisle Companies beats General Electric on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

General Electric (NYSE:GE) and ITT (NYSE:ITT) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares General Electric and ITT's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Electric$95.21 billion1.04$-4,978,000,000.00$0.6517.43
ITT$2.85 billion2.46$325.10 million$3.8121.25

ITT has lower revenue, but higher earnings than General Electric. General Electric is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ITT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares General Electric and ITT's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
General Electric4.52%5.37%0.71%
ITT6.20%13.64%6.67%

Dividends

General Electric pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. ITT pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. General Electric pays out 6.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ITT pays out 17.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. General Electric has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for General Electric and ITT, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
General Electric07802.53
ITT01602.86

General Electric presently has a consensus price target of $10.20, suggesting a potential downside of 9.97%. ITT has a consensus price target of $75.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 6.53%. Given ITT's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ITT is more favorable than General Electric.

Volatility and Risk

General Electric has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ITT has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.1% of General Electric shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of ITT shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of General Electric shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of ITT shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

ITT beats General Electric on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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General Electric Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Danaher logo
DHR
Danaher
2.1$236.75-0.0%$170.38 billion$17.91 billion47.93Analyst Report
Honeywell International logo
HON
Honeywell International
2.4$205.97-1.3%$145.26 billion$36.71 billion29.55Analyst Report
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3M logo
MMM
3M
2.1$165.55-0.5%$95.91 billion$32.14 billion19.41Analyst Report
Icahn Enterprises logo
IEP
Icahn Enterprises
1.8$55.75-1.2%$12.97 billion$8.99 billion-6.29
Carlisle Companies logo
CSL
Carlisle Companies
2.2$153.00-1.9%$8.17 billion$4.81 billion25.08Heavy News Reporting
ITT logo
ITT
ITT
1.6$80.95-0.6%$6.93 billion$2.85 billion46.52
Crane logo
CR
Crane
1.9$80.73-1.6%$4.69 billion$3.28 billion212.45
Macquarie Infrastructure logo
MIC
Macquarie Infrastructure
1.9$28.68-2.2%$2.55 billion$1.73 billion-2.85
Federal Signal logo
FSS
Federal Signal
1.7$34.93-1.5%$2.08 billion$1.22 billion21.56Decrease in Short Interest
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Raven Industries logo
RAVN
Raven Industries
1.3$36.57-2.9%$1.31 billion$382.53 million57.14
Griffon logo
GFF
Griffon
2.5$23.36-0.6%$1.31 billion$2.41 billion19.97Analyst Upgrade
National Presto Industries logo
NPK
National Presto Industries
1.0$92.84-1.3%$648.81 million$308.51 million14.60
Lydall logo
LDL
Lydall
1.1$32.26-4.1%$574.74 million$837.40 million-3.87
SPLP
Steel Partners
0.9$13.38-15.1%$337.27 million$1.56 billion-3.47Insider Buying
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HC2 logo
HCHC
HC2
2.0$3.48-1.1%$164.32 million$1.98 billion-1.34Analyst Upgrade
LSB Industries logo
LXU
LSB Industries
0.7$3.75-3.7%$113.16 million$365.07 million-1.01Heavy News Reporting
This page was last updated on 1/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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