Does General Electric’s Stock Still Present A Buying Opportunity?

steady on an annual basis, but there is room for improvement in regards to revenue.

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Revenue ($) in billions

172.49

181.58

154.44

149.59

147.30

Diluted EPS ($)

2.17

1.72

1.01

1.06

1.23

 

GE’ss quarterly earnings and revenue have been steady.

9/2011

12/2011

3/2012

6/2012

9/2012

Revenue ($) in billions

35.36

37.98

35.18

36.50

36.35

Diluted EPS ($)

.22

.35

.29

.29

.33

 

T = Trends Support the Industry

It would be difficult to determine if trends support the industry considering GE is involved in everything from home appliances to GE Capital. Looking at this from an optimistic perspective, GE will always be involved in an industry with a positive trend somewhere.

Conclusion

At one time, and for a long time, GE was a risky play. Today, GE has become more of a Steady Eddie that pays a nice dividend. Big money also tends to love GE. Therefore, so should you. It’s a solid addition to a portfolio. GE has outperformed a hot market for several years. That should remain to be the case. GE is an OUTPERFORM in the long-term.

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