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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 $92.19 after a previous close of $91.37. During the day the price has varied from a low of $92.11 to a high of $93.64. The latest price was $93.29 (25 minute delay). General Electric Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 172,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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General Electric Company stock price (NYSE: GE)

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General Electric Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-03-27.
Previous close$91.37
Change $1.92
Change % 2.1013%
Volume 5,967,031
Information last updated 2023-03-23.
52-week range$46.62 - $94.94
50-day moving average $83.83
200-day moving average $64.58
Wall St. target price$95.67
PE ratio 169.0377
Dividend yield $0.32 (0.36%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.53

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Is it a good time to buy General Electric Company stock?

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General Electric Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $93.29 from 2023-03-24

1 week (2023-03-20) 3.75%
1 month (2023-02-28) 10.13%
3 months (2022-12-27) 12.61%
6 months (2022-09-28) 44.73%
1 year (2022-03-24) N/A
2 years (2021-03-26) 618.17%
3 years (2020-03-27) 54.28%
5 years (2018-03-27) 20.05%

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 financials

Revenue TTM $76.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.41%
Gross profit TTM $18.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.59%
Return on equity TTM 2.36%
Profit margin 0.29%
Book value $33.39
Market capitalisation $97.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

General Electric Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.24% of net profits

Recently General Electric Company has paid out, on average, around 10.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.36% 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 0.36% 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 April 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have General Electric Company's shares ever split?

General Electric Company's shares were split on a 1281:1000 basis on 3 January 2023. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1281 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your General Electric Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 21.9% lower 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 $46.6196 up to $94.94. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GE.US volatility(beta: 1.19)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.1898. 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 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 company also provides various solutions for its customers through combining onshore and offshore wind, blade manufacturing, grid solutions, hydro, storage, hybrid renewables, and digital services offerings. In addition, it designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, integrated engine components, electric power, and mechanical aircraft systems; and provides aftermarket services. Further, it 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. Additionally, the company 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 was incorporated in 1892 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of General Electric Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.199% of General Electric Company shares are held by insiders and 72.513% by institutions.
How many people work for General Electric Company?
Latest data suggests 172,000 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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