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How to buy General Electric Company stock
Learn how to easily invest in General Electric Company stock.
Wednesday, Nov. 10: General Electric has announced plans to split the massive conglomerate founded by Thomas Edison into three parts, with a health-care unit splitting off in 2023 and an aviation unit in 2024. While the stock is up about 30% this year, it has lagged the market for many years and never really recovered after GE’s financial arm took a beating in the financial crisis of 2007-08.
General Electric Company (GE) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at $62.89 after a previous close of $63.69. During the day the price has varied from a low of $61.76 to a high of $63.73. The latest price was $63.69 (25 minute delay). General Electric Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 168,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in General Electric Company
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – GE – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- GE shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is GE stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is GE suitable for ethical investing?
- Are GE shares over-valued?
- General Electric Company's financials
- How volatile are GE shares?
- Does General Electric Company pay a dividend?
- Have GE shares ever split?
- Other common questions
General Electric Company stock price (NYSE: GE)Use our graph to track the performance of GE stocks over time.
General Electric Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||$63.00 - $115.82|
|50-day moving average||$76.29|
|200-day moving average||$92.76|
|Wall St. target price||$98.72|
|Dividend yield||$0.32 (0.49%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-4.54|
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General Electric Company price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||-5.05%|
|1 month (2022-06-01)||-17.84%|
|3 months (2022-03-28)||N/A|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||-32.58%|
|1 year (2021-07-01)||372.48%|
|2 years (2020-07-01)||844.96%|
|3 years (2019-07-01)||499.15%|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||145.23%|
Is General Electric Company stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing General Electric Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of General Electric Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
General Electric Company's PEG ratio
General Electric Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9106. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into General Electric Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
General Electric Company's EBITDA
General Electric Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a General Electric Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
General Electric Company financials
|Revenue TTM||$74.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.23%|
|Gross profit TTM||$18.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.9%|
|Return on equity TTM||-11.19%|
|Market capitalisation||$73.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
General Electric Company's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like General Electric Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
General Electric Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 48.86
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and General Electric Company's overall score of 48.86 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 97th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like General Electric Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
General Electric Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 16.69/100
General Electric Company's environmental score of 16.69 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that General Electric Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
General Electric Company's social score
Social score: 22.75/100
General Electric Company's social score of 22.75 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that General Electric Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
General Electric Company's governance score
Governance score: 16.42/100
General Electric Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that General Electric Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
General Electric Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. General Electric Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that General Electric Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||48.86|
|Total ESG percentile||96.96|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||3|
General Electric Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 15.02% of net profits
Recently General Electric Company has paid out, on average, around 15.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), General Electric Company shareholders could enjoy a 0.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In General Electric Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.32 per share.
While General Electric Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that General Electric Company is investing more in its future growth.
General Electric Company's most recent dividend payout was on 24 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have General Electric Company's shares ever split?
General Electric Company's shares were split on a 1:8 basis on 1 August 2021. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your General Electric Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 700% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for General Electric Company shares which in turn could have impacted General Electric Company's share price.
General Electric Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, General Electric Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.0048 up to $115.821. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while General Electric Company's is 1.0191. This would suggest that General Electric Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
General Electric Company overview
General Electric Company operates as a high-tech industrial company in Europe, China, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through four segments: Power, Renewable Energy, Aviation, and Healthcare segments. The Power segment offers gas and steam turbines, full balance of plant, upgrade, and service solutions, as well as data-leveraging software for power generation, industrial, government, and other customers. The Renewables segment provides various solutions for its customers through combining onshore and offshore wind, blade manufacturing, grid solutions, hydro, storage, hybrid renewables, and digital services offerings. The Aviation segment designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated engine components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and provides aftermarket services. The Healthcare segment provides healthcare technologies to developed and emerging markets in medical imaging, digital solutions, patient monitoring and diagnostics, and drug discovery and performance improvement solutions that are the building blocks of precision health to hospitals and medical facilities. The company also engages in the provision of various financial solutions; and management of run-off insurance operations, which provides life and health insurance and reinsurance products, as well as grid management software.
General Electric Company in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of General Electric Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.242% of General Electric Company shares are held by insiders and 71.822% by institutions. How many people work for General Electric Company?
Latest data suggests 168,000 work at General Electric Company. When does the fiscal year end for General Electric Company?
General Electric Company's fiscal year ends in December. Where is General Electric Company based?
General Electric Company's address is: 5 Necco Street, Boston, MA, United States, 02210 What is General Electric Company's ISIN number?
General Electric Company's international securities identification number is: US3696043013 What is General Electric Company's CUSIP number?
General Electric Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 369604103
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