4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: General Electric
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, industrial behemoth General Electric (NYS: GE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at GE's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Fairfield, Conn. (1892)|
|Market Cap||$201.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$140.5 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Immelt|
Vice Chairman/CFO Keith Sherin
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||10.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$83.7 billion / $442.8 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 16,481 members who have rated GE believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Competitive advantages in a lot of energy-related fields, including clean energy patents, turbine technology, smart grid advancements. Management's finally decided to focus on the areas that drive greater synergies and higher margins. The GE Capital issues have been resolved and I think the stock is attractive at the current valuation. Outperform hinges on the growth rates in foreign emerging markets, however.
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