For today’s bulletin, we take a look at General Electric $GE and provide a link to download a copy of our latest stock report at the fitness center chain.
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General Electric Company (GE) operates as a technology and financial services company. Its segments include Energy Infrastructure, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation, Home & Business Solutions and GE Capital. The company’s Energy Infrastructure segment offers wind turbines; gas and steam turbines and generators. Its Aviation segment offers jet engines, turboprop and turbo shaft engines, aerospace systems and equipment. Its Healthcare segment provides medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems. Its Transportation segment provides drive technology solutions to various industries. Its Home and Business Solutions segment provides home appliances; lighting products, plant automation, hardware, software, and embedded computing systems. Its GE Capital segment offers commercial loans and leases, fleet management, financial programs, credit cards, personal loans and other financial services. General Electric Company is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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There are few stories more sad than that of the downfall of General Electric. Once a powerhouse conglomerate with numerous divisions on the cutting edge of important industries–power turbines, jet engines, medical machines such as MRIs, etc., GE now founders along, a shadow of its former self. Late last week the Wall Street Journal published a piece on just how far this firm has fallen.
While today we look at Apple as a market cap leader, that position used to be held by GE. This company had 100s of thousands of employees and its stock was the gem in many portfolios thanks to its outstanding performance and its nice and reliable dividend payments.
But, GE also played in the financial sector via its GE Capital subsidiary. As the WSJ article notes, while GE Capital gave the firm many financial advantages, it also held the key the to the firm’s eventual downfall. Huge exposure to financial credit markets was NOT a good thing as the housing crisis and Great Bush Recession took hold in 2008. Investors got spooked about GE in a big way thanks to GE Capital. This subsidiary was so big that it was actually the 7th-largest bank in the US. However, selling off much of this business did not save GE
The firm tried to deal with falling share prices by buying back more shares of stock, but this did not help the company as long-standing powerhouse divisions continued to falter. Changes at the top also failed to arrest the decline. Earnings targets were missed. The stock was dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Stock Index. And, probably the worst thing from the perspective of many long-term investors, the company cut its dividend in half.
We see yet another sad story here, a once-great American institution in steep decline, and a share price in steep decline as well. As you can see from the chart below, Our models are not hopeful for the company, and we continue to rate it a STRONG SELL.
VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine continues its STRONG SELL recommendation on GENL ELECTRIC for 2018-12-14. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that GENL ELECTRIC has the probability to UNDERPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits UNATTRACTIVE Momentum and Sharpe Ratio.
You can download a free copy of our summary report onGeneral Electric Company (GE) from the link below.
|Valuation & Rankings|
|Valuation||40.59% undervalued||Valuation Rank(?)||84|
|1-M Forecast Return||-1.16%||1-M Forecast Return Rank||4|
|12-M Return||-59.75%||Momentum Rank(?)||3|
|Sharpe Ratio||-1.08||Sharpe Ratio Rank(?)||7|
|5-Y Avg Annual Return||-25.37%||5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank||20|
|Expected EPS Growth||6.19%||EPS Growth Rank(?)||33|
|Market Cap (billions)||71.41||Size Rank||99|
|Trailing P/E Ratio||10.14||Trailing P/E Rank(?)||83|
|Forward P/E Ratio||9.55||Forward P/E Ratio Rank||71|
|PEG Ratio||1.64||PEG Ratio Rank||26|
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