During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.51 earnings per share. Share performance for the month is now at -7.73%. Deutsche Bank downgraded General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Friday, May 12 to "Sell" rating. The conglomerate reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.03. General Electric had a return on equity of 14.60% and a net margin of 6.45%. The business had revenue of $29.56 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.07 billion. General Electric's revenue for the quarter was down 11.8% compared to the same quarter past year.
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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Finally, Cowen and Company reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of Emerson Electric in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of GE in report on Monday, July 24 with "Hold" rating. Vetr downgraded shares of General Electric from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $28.47 target price for the company.in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $34.00 price target (down from $36.00) on shares of General Electric in a report on Monday, July 10th. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $30.25.
Shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) opened at 25.44 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $4.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.68 and a beta of 0.30. General Electric Company has $67 highest and $2200 lowest target. Checking some other stock price data, we can see that the recent distance from the 50 day high was noted at -12.98% and the separation from the 50 day low is presently 1.52%. Vigilant Ltd Liability has invested 0.11% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Stock traders acquired 68,897 call options on the stock. A raise of roughly 116% when compared with the average volume of 31,959 bullish call options.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 25th. Investors of record on Monday, September 25th will be given a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 15th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.75%. Portland General Electric's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 59.13%. Also, insider Alexander Dimitrief bought 1,845 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 24th. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.
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Clashes also flared in east Jerusalem and other Palestinian villages in the West Bank near Jerusalem on Saturday, police said. This decision aroused the anger of the Palestinians and Jordan, the guardian of the holy places of Jerusalem.
In related news, Chairman Jeffrey R. Immelt bought 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $28.05 per share, with a total value of $448,800.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 716,834 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $39,963,000 after buying an additional 26,054 shares during the period.
General Electric Company (GE) traded up 0.59% on Wednesday, hitting $25.59.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of General Electric during the fourth quarter worth $2,383,193,000. LBA Wealth Management LLC now owns 8,056 shares of the conglomerate's stock worth $255,000 after buying an additional 776 shares in the last quarter.
Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on General Electric Company Earnings, with 14 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.5. Puplava Financial Services Inc. now owns 11,209 shares of the conglomerate's stock valued at $303,000 after buying an additional 41 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in General Electric by 16.5% in the fourth quarter. Northwest Wealth Management LLC now owns 9,392 shares of the conglomerate's stock valued at $254,000 after buying an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Empirical Finance LLC bought a new position in shares of General Electric during the fourth quarter valued at about $140,000. The firm owned 16,332 shares of the conglomerate's stock after selling 778 shares during the period. Turner Investments LLC bought a new position in shares of General Electric during the fourth quarter valued at about $161,000. Blue Fin Capital Inc. now owns 55,992 shares of the conglomerate's stock worth $1,668,000 after buying an additional 158 shares during the period.
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