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July 17, 2014
13:18 EDTSIEGY, ALSMY, GEEarnings Preview: General Electric shares little changed since Q1 report
General Electric (GE) is expected to report second quarter earnings on Friday, July 18 before the market open with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. General Electric is a globally diversified technology and financial services company serving customers in more than 100 countries. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 39c on revenue of $36.3B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 38c-40c on revenue of $35.99B-$36.72B. LAST QUARTER: General Electric reported first quarter adjusted EPS of 33c against estimates for 32c on revenue of $34.18B against estimates for $34.36B. CEO Jeff Immelt said, Were off to a good start to the year, and our 2014 framework remains unchanged. The environment is consistent with our expectations, with a positive bias. During GEs Q1 earnings call, management said the U.S. market gets "a little better every day," and Europe is improving. They said there was some improvement in demand for credit in Q1. They noted the company was on track to reduce share count in 2014, and on track to achieve its margin goal in 2016. The company expected to make gains from divestitures in its industrial portfolio. In June, GE finalized a deal to purchase the Power and Grid businesses of Alstom (ALSMY), after fending off rivals Siemens (SIEGY) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been light in the weeks leading up to GE's Q2 earnings report. On May 12, Barclays upgraded the U.S. Multi-Industry sector to Positive from Neutral. The firm's data indicated that Fed policy had extended the cycle, driving up capital spending and corporate confidence. PRICE ACTION: GE shares traded marginally higher following its Q1 report, but currently sit at approximately the same level as they did three months ago. Over the past twelve months, the stock has gained about 13%. In early afternoon trading ahead of tomorrow's Q2 report, GE shares are down almost 1% to $26.76.
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November 25, 2015
08:08 EDTGEGeneral Electric has not real upside form here, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Nigel Coe said General Electric is the most expensive stock under coverage and believes predictable technical factors, including sold quarterly earnings and management execution, are a major part of the recent move in shares. Coe said it will be much more difficult for shares to move higher from here and sees no real upside. The analyst rates General Electric an Equal Weight with a $29 price target on shares.
November 24, 2015
16:00 EDTGEOptions Update; November 24, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 13c to 19.04, Option volume leaders: AAPL FB NFLX BAC PFE AMZN CHK TWTR GE SUNE DE AGN AAL MSFT INTC X BABA A
12:54 EDTGEDILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare sign global distribution agreement
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06:02 EDTGEBNP Paribas among companies interested in GE unit, Reuters reports
BNP Paribas (BNPQY), La Banque Postale and CM-CIC are said to be interested in buying the European factoring division of General Electric (GE), Reuters reports, citing a report from Les Echos. According to Les Echos, firms offers for the unit, which could value the business at EUR700M-EUR1B, are expected today. BNP Paribas is said to be interested in the business in France and Germany, the report says. Reference Link
November 23, 2015
16:02 EDTGEOptions Update; November 23, 2015
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12:26 EDTGECredit Suisse removes General Electric from focus list after recent run-up
Shares of global industrial giant General Electric (GE) are lower in afternoon trading after Credit Suisse's Investment Policy Committee removed the company's shares from the U.S. Focus List. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors this morning, Credit Suisse analyst Julian Mitchel and team noted that the firm's Investment Policy Committee removed GE shares from the U.S. focus list after the recent upward move in shares. The firm, which added GE shares to its Focus List on September 16, said the catalysts that it highlighted at that time are now largely reflected in the share price. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Although it removed GE from its U.S. and Global Focus lists, Credit Suisse maintained its Overweight rating on shares and increased its price target to $34 from $31. The firm sees GE as just starting to accelerate measures to drive up its gross margins, whereas its sector peers have already been splitting, spinning off or selling assets to enhance their profit margins higher for years. With GE selling most of its capital intensive and low-to-no growth Capital business while redirecting capital to higher growth and higher margin industrial business, Credit Suisse said shares deserve a higher premium than its peers Honeywell (HON) and United Technologies (UTX). PRICE ACTION: Shares of General Electric are down 0.65% to $30.46 in midday trading.
09:39 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open
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07:16 EDTGEGeneral Electric removed from the U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse
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07:11 EDTGEGE to sell U.K. Home Lending Portfolio to Blackstone, TSSP, and CarVal
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06:39 EDTSIEGYSiemens CEO: Political risk in Europe may harm investment plans, FT says
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November 20, 2015
07:30 EDTGEUBS to hold a conference
Industrials & Transportation Conference is being held in Boca Raton, FL on November 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on November 20 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:16 EDTGEGE announces final Synchrony exchange offer results
GE (GE) announced the final results of its completed offer to exchange GE common stock for common stock of Synchrony Financial (SYF) previously owned by GE, which expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on November 16, 2015. Because the exchange offer was oversubscribed, GE accepted only a portion of the shares of its common stock that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, on a pro rata basis in proportion to the number of shares tendered. All shares validly tendered and not validly withdrawn by eligible odd-lot shareholders who requested not to be subject to proration have been accepted. The final proration factor of 31.2870888% was applied to all other shares of GE common stock that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn to determine the number of such shares that have been accepted from each tendering shareholder. Based on the final count by the exchange agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the final results of the exchange offer are as follows: 31.2870888% of the tendered shares of GE common stock subject to proration exchanged; shares tendered that were subject to proration: 2,143,371,163; odd-lot shares tendered that were not subject to proration: 768,324; total number of shares of GE common stock accepted: 671,366,809.
November 19, 2015
16:00 EDTGEOptions Update; November 19, 2015
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07:12 EDTGECanadian Solar subsidiary closes financing for 100MW Astoria solar power project
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November 18, 2015
08:10 EDTGE, ALSMYGE's Power Services reports first GT13E2 MXL2 gas turbine upgrade order in Asia
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November 17, 2015
16:01 EDTGEOptions Update; November 17, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 1.32 to 21.07. Option volume leaders: GE BAC AAPL FB NFLX SYF WMT CSCO MU SUNE VRX BABA AMZN HD FCX
09:35 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open: AAPL FB GE HD
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09:27 EDTGESynchrony announces completion of separation from General Electric
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06:41 EDTGEGE's offer to exchange Synchrony's shares was oversubscribed by 3.2 times
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05:29 EDTGEGeneral Electric announces new Renewable Energy business
GE introduced its new Renewable Energy business at the European Wind Energy Association's 2015 Annual Event in Paris. The new unit significantly expands GE's wind portfolio in the wake of its recent acquisition of Alstom's power and grid businesses. The new business expands GE's global wind footprint to more than 30,000 turbines worldwide and significantly increases its presence in regions like Europe and Latin America. In Europe alone, GE's installed base will grow by approximately 50% as a result of the deal. In addition, GE Renewable Energy is welcoming a new offshore wind unit into the portfolio. Featuring new Haliade turbine technology, the offshore business has built a significant backlog of orders with EDF in France and has been selected for the Merkur offshore project in Germany. The Haliade technology will also be featured in the historic Block Island project, which is set to become the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Construction is underway, and the project will begin operation next year. Customers can also expect to see service-related benefits resulting from the acquisition. GE Renewable Energy plans to extend its services capabilities across both existing fleets, with an emphasis on using cutting-edge digital and analytics capabilities to help customers improve productivity and increase power output. Earlier this year, GE launched its Digital Wind Farm, which aims to create a digital infrastructure for the wind industry. The Digital Wind Farm harnesses the analytics power of the GE Store and is powered by Predix, the secure software platform for the Industrial Internet.
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