Earnings Preview: What to Expect From GE Tomorrow

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Austin discuss expectations for General Electric's fourth-quarter and fiscal 2011 earnings. GE's stock has performed very well over the past few months, and investors are expecting impressive earnings. What exactly should investors expect from this international conglomerate, and what events over the past year have influenced GE's earnings?

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