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General Electric Co

General Electric Co is a specialty industrial machinery company located in Massachusetts, United States, which is part of the Industrials sector, and is traded under the ticker GE on the NYSE exchange.

General Electric Co stock last closed at $64.35, down 0.31% from the previous day, and has decreased 38.92% in one year. It has underperformed other stocks in the Specialty Industrial Machinery industry by 0.12 percentage points. General Electric Co stock is currently +7.38% from its 52-week low of $59.93, and -44.6% from its 52-week high of $116.17.

There are currently 1.1B shares of GE outstanding. The market value of GE is $70.56B. In the past 24 hours, 10.45M GE shares were traded.

How to Buy General Electric Co Stock

Wondering how to invest in General Electric Co stock? Here's how.
  1. Choose where to buy General Electric Co stock: You need to choose a stock brokerage, but don't worry - we've tested dozens of stock brokerages and apps to help you choose where to buy General Electric Co stock.
  2. Open your brokerage account: Sign up for 0% fee trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've selected. It's the best place to buy GE stock.
  3. Deposit money your brokerage account: Pick your method of payment and add your details.
  4. Research General Electric Co stock: The General Electric Co ticker symbol is GE. Is General Electric Co stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of GE? How do GE's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think General Electric Co is a good buy? Why has GE's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock market research tools can help you evaluate if GE is a good stock to buy).
  5. Make your GE purchase: Decide if you will purchase GE shares at the current market price or use a limit order to buy GE stock at a particular price.
  6. Get key alerts regarding your investment in GE: Create a watchlist to monitor your investment in General Electric Co stock.

Step 1: Choose where to buy General Electric Co stock

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Step 2: Open your brokerage account

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Step 4: Research General Electric Co stock

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General Electric Co Numbers

GE Price
$64.35
1w %
-4.03%
1y %
-38.92%
5y %
-67.73%
P/E
-15.43x
P/B
2.04x
P/S
0.95x
PEG
N/A
Revenue
$74.49B
Earnings
-$4.65B
Fore. Rev. Growth
5.24%
Fore. Earn. Growth
N/A
Market Cap
$70.56B
Next Earnings
Oct 25, 2022
Next Dividend
Oct 25, 2022

Fundamentals of GE

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You can see all of the due diligence checks on GE's stock page.

How is GE stock valued?

You can use a variety of different financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge GE's fair value.

Using relative valuations measures:

  • GE could be undervalued based on its P/B ratio of 2.04x, relative to Specialty Industrial Machinery industry P/B ratio of 3.84x

You can access more valuation analysis on GE's stock here.

A look at GE Cashflows and Balance Sheet

Passed Financial Due Diligence Checks:

  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the GE balance sheet.

Failed Financial Due Diligence Checks:

  • GE's operating cash flow of $4.77B allows it to safely service it's debt of $32.52B.
  • GE has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 4.32.
  • GE earnings of -$2.17B is not sufficient to cover its interest payments.
  • GE profit margin has gone down from -3.8% to -6.2% in the past year.
  • Total GE debt is higher than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • There are more long-term liabilities than short-term assets on the GE balance sheet.

Do analysts think it's a good time to buy GE stock

Out of 11 Wall Street analysts who track GE, the consensus analyst rating on General Electric Co is a Strong Buy

Should I buy or sell GE stock?

Based on 11 analysts offering ratings for General Electric Co.
Strong Buy
Strong Buy
5 analysts 45.45%
Buy
4 analysts 36.36%
Hold
2 analysts 18.18%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

Latest GE Analyst Upgrades/Downgrades

Chris Snyder, a bottom 24% analyst from UBS maintains GE with a strong buy rating and lowers their GE price target from $113.00 to $87.00, on Aug 4, 2022.

John Walsh, a top 13% analyst from Credit Suisse maintains GE with a buy rating and lowers their GE price target from $86.00 to $84.00, on Jul 27, 2022.

Nicole Deblase, a bottom 11% analyst from Deutsche Bank maintains GE with a strong buy rating and lowers their GE price target from $107.00 to $90.00, on Jul 13, 2022.

Joseph O'Dea, a bottom 14% analyst from Wells Fargo maintains GE with a hold rating and lowers their GE price target from $74.00 to $72.00, on Jul 13, 2022.

Joshua Pokrzywinski, a top 9% analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains GE with a strong buy rating and lowers their GE price target from $100.00 to $95.00, on Jul 12, 2022.

You can dig deeper into what analysts are forecasting on the General Electric Co stock forecast page.

GE Technical Indicators

SMA10
66.93
SMA20
70.41
SMA50
72.78
SMA100
71.72
SMA200
82.61
MACD
-2.58
MACD Signal
-1.77
MACD Histogram
-0.81
RSI
28.51
Stochastic %K
6.98
Stochastic %D
6.25
StochRSI %K
0.87
StochRSI %D
1.68

Is GE Making Money?

Last year, GE revenue was $74.49B. In the past five year, GE's revenue has increased by -8.18% per year. This was slower than the Specialty Industrial Machinery industry average of 3.6%.

You can research GE's earnings and revenue performance here.

Latest Insiders Trades at GE

Over the past year, insiders at GE have bought more shares than they have sold.

Jerome Pecresse, Senior Vice President of GE, was the latest GE insider to sell. They sold $14,158.39 worth of GE stock on Sep 6, 2022.

Dig into more about who owns GE shares here.

Does GE stock generate passive income?

General Electric Co pays a dividend of 0.5%, compared to the Specialty Industrial Machinery industry's average dividend yield of 1.74%. If you owned $1,000 worth of GE stock, you would have been paid $4.97 in the past year.

General Electric Co dividend payments have not consistently grown over the past decade and have not remained stable.

Get more analysis about General Electric Co dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Make your GE purchase

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  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a security at the best price on the market.
    Market orders are usually fine for most investors.
  • Limit order: A limit order enables you to buy or sell a stock at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to be certain you're buying or selling at a specific dollar amount limit, place a limit order.

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Step 6: Get key alerts regarding your investment in GE

Now that you own some GE shares, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your new company.

Add GE to a watchlist to get alerted to the latest events about your GE stock.

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How to Buy Stock in General Electric Co

To summarize, here are the 6 steps to buy stock in General Electric Co:

  1. Choose where to buy General Electric Co stock
  2. Open your brokerage account
  3. Deposit money your brokerage account
  4. Research General Electric Co stock
  5. Make your GE purchase
  6. Get key alerts regarding your investment in GE

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NYSE: GE
$64.35-0.20 (-0.31%)
Updated Sep 26, 2022
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NYSE: GE
$64.35-0.20 (-0.31%)
Updated Sep 26, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one General Electric Co share?

As of Sep 26, 2022, it costs $64.35 to buy one share of General Electric Co stock.

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Is now a good time to buy General Electric Co stock?

According to 11 Wall Street analysts who monitor General Electric Co, their consensus recommendation is to buy General Electric Co stock.

What is the best way to buy General Electric Co stock?

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