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GE   151.22 (+1.44%)
DIS   108.01 (+0.32%)
AMC   4.54 (-0.66%)
PFE   27.23 (-1.59%)
PYPL   57.59 (+0.19%)
XOM   104.44 (-0.39%)
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GOOGL   144.23 (+1.18%)
AMZN   172.54 (+2.34%)
TSLA   193.06 (-0.88%)
NVDA   777.30 (+15.20%)
NIO   5.74 (-3.85%)
AMD   180.03 (+9.58%)
BABA   75.54 (-0.05%)
T   16.62 (-2.24%)
F   12.21 (+0.58%)
MU   85.42 (+4.82%)
CGC   3.44 (+0.00%)
GE   151.22 (+1.44%)
DIS   108.01 (+0.32%)
AMC   4.54 (-0.66%)
PFE   27.23 (-1.59%)
PYPL   57.59 (+0.19%)
XOM   104.44 (-0.39%)

General Electric (GE) Competitors

$151.26
+2.19 (+1.47%)
(As of 10:33 AM ET)

GE vs. DHR, HON, MMM, MKL, CSL, ITT, IEP, FSS, IAC, and GFF

Should you be buying General Electric stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of General Electric include Danaher (DHR), Honeywell International (HON), 3M (MMM), Markel Group (MKL), Carlisle Companies (CSL), ITT (ITT), Icahn Enterprises (IEP), Federal Signal (FSS), IAC (IAC), and Griffon (GFF). These companies are all part of the "multi-sector conglomerates" sector.

General Electric vs.

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

General Electric presently has a consensus target price of $132.00, suggesting a potential downside of 11.46%. Danaher has a consensus target price of $266.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.14%. Given Danaher's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Danaher is more favorable than General Electric.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
General Electric
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.83
Danaher
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60

General Electric received 1067 more outperform votes than Danaher when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 75.36% of users gave General Electric an outperform vote while only 74.82% of users gave Danaher an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
General ElectricOutperform Votes
2086
75.36%
Underperform Votes
682
24.64%
DanaherOutperform Votes
1019
74.82%
Underperform Votes
343
25.18%

General Electric has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Danaher has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, General Electric had 12 more articles in the media than Danaher. MarketBeat recorded 32 mentions for General Electric and 20 mentions for Danaher. Danaher's average media sentiment score of 0.57 beat General Electric's score of 0.42 indicating that Danaher is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
General Electric
12 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
11 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Danaher
8 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

General Electric pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Danaher pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. General Electric pays out 3.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Danaher pays out 15.0% 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 higher revenue and earnings than Danaher. 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.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Electric$67.95B2.39$9.48B$8.3717.81
Danaher$23.89B7.75$4.76B$6.3939.22

74.8% of General Electric shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.7% of Danaher shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of General Electric shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of Danaher shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Danaher has a net margin of 17.26% compared to General Electric's net margin of 13.95%. Danaher's return on equity of 12.25% beat General Electric's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
General Electric13.95% 10.88% 2.08%
Danaher 17.26%12.25%7.43%

Summary

General Electric and Danaher tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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GE vs. The Competition

MetricGeneral ElectricElectronic, electrical equipment & components, except computer equipment IndustryMulti-Sector SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$161.75B$67.98B$16.25B$17.27B
Dividend Yield0.22%1.44%3.29%3.57%
P/E Ratio17.8111.906.6620.75
Price / Sales2.394.1011.615.65
Price / Cash29.6118.7013.0217.89
Price / Book5.683.252.136.30
Net Income$9.48B$4.55B$1.12B$869.26M
7 Day Performance0.47%-0.80%-0.49%-1.23%
1 Month Performance13.60%-2.28%1.57%1.52%
1 Year Performance79.20%20.73%-1.68%76.11%

General Electric Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
DHR
Danaher
4.487 of 5 stars
$247.78
-0.9%
$266.00
+7.4%
-0.1%$183.09B$23.89B38.7881,000Dividend Increase
Analyst Revision
HON
Honeywell International
4.0247 of 5 stars
$198.94
+0.9%
$218.50
+9.8%
+1.4%$129.98B$36.66B23.4997,000Dividend Announcement
MMM
3M
4.8265 of 5 stars
$91.86
+0.7%
$106.00
+15.4%
-16.1%$50.77B$32.68B-7.2785,000Positive News
MKL
Markel Group
3.9432 of 5 stars
$1,453.13
-0.6%
$1,412.50
-2.8%
+9.3%$19.21B$15.80B9.8920,900Analyst Revision
CSL
Carlisle Companies
4.3842 of 5 stars
$347.09
+1.5%
$310.67
-10.5%
+33.8%$16.96B$4.59B22.7712,100Insider Selling
ITT
ITT
3.8982 of 5 stars
$122.39
-1.1%
$119.50
-2.4%
+35.1%$10.05B$3.28B24.6710,600Gap Down
IEP
Icahn Enterprises
3.6456 of 5 stars
$21.54
+1.5%
$27.00
+25.3%
-63.8%$8.85B$14.10B-9.7020,041Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
FSS
Federal Signal
2.2915 of 5 stars
$78.94
-1.3%
$63.67
-19.3%
+54.6%$4.81B$1.67B33.034,100Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Increase
IAC
IAC
3.7234 of 5 stars
$57.18
+0.3%
$78.69
+37.6%
+10.0%$4.58B$4.37B23.0611,000Gap Down
GFF
Griffon
4.7207 of 5 stars
$67.81
-0.3%
$64.67
-4.6%
+79.6%$3.45B$2.69B50.605,700Gap Down

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This page (NYSE:GE) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff