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January 17, 2013
12:17 EDTGEEarnings Preview: General Electric sees margin expansion in Q4
General Electric (GE) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Friday, January 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 EPS of 43c on revenue of $38.74B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 42c-44c on revenue of $37.99B-$40.01B... LAST QUARTER: General Electric reported Q3 EPS of 36c against estimates for 36c on revenue of $36.3B against estimates for $36.89B. During its Q3 earnings call, the company lowered its 2012 revenue growth view to 3% from 5%, excluding NBCU pretax gains. 2012 industrial organic growth was seen at about 10%. Management did forecast margin expansion in Q4, and said the company was on track for a 100 bps margin improvement in 2012-13. On December 14, GE raised its dividend 12% and boosted its share repurchase authorization by $10B, a clear indication it expects positive results going forward. STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been light in the weeks leading up to GE's Q4 earnings report. On December 19, UBS removed GE from its U.S. Key Call list based on expectations for weaker than expected near-term earnings growth. PRICE ACTION: GE shares fell approximately 13% following the company's Q3 report, moving off their 52-week high of $23.18. However, since mid-November, the stock has gained about 6%. In early afternoon trading ahead of tomorrow's Q4 report, GE shares are up 0.43% to $21.21.
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November 25, 2014
15:35 EDTGEFederal Reserve proposes enhanced standards for regulation of GE Capital
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10:00 EDTGEOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 3M Company (MMM) initiated with an Underperform at RBC Capital... Ametek (AME) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... AstraZeneca (AZN) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Bayer (BAYRY) initiated with a Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Carlisle (CSL) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Colfax (CFX) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Dover (DOV) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Eaton (ETN) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Emerson (EMR) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Evercore Partners (EVR) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Fifth Street Asset (FSAM) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Flowserve (FLS) initiated with an Underperform at RBC Capital... General Electric (GE) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) initiated with an Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Grainger (GWW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Hanesbrands (HBI) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Hercules Technology (HTGC) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... HomeStreet (HMST) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Honeywell (HON) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... IDEX Corp. (IEX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Ingersoll-Rand (IR) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... ManTech (MANT) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Novartis (NVS) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Nu Skin (NUS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Oppenheimer Holdings (OPY) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Pentair (PNR) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Raymond James (RJF) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Roche (RHHBY) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Roper Industries (ROP) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... SPX Corp. (SPW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Sanofi (SNY) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Tyco (TYC) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... United Technologies (UTX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... WESCO (WCC) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Xylem (XYL) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital.
November 24, 2014
17:16 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $329.14M government contract
General Electric has been awarded an estimated maximum $329.14M firm-fixed-price, requirements type contract for performance-based holistic support of Air Force engine repair and overhaul, including worldwide customers. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. This is a five-year base contract, with one three-year option period. Location of performance is Ohio, with a May 31, 2020, performance completion date.
16:18 EDTGEGeneral Electric initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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09:02 EDTGEZoetis names Roman Trawicki as president of global manufacturing and supply
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November 21, 2014
12:36 EDTGEMobileye growth story remains intact, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo attributes yesterday's pullback in Mobileye (MBLY) shares to concerns about the company's autonomous content in the long-term. Wells believes that while GM (GM) and Tesla (TSLA) semi-autonomous features initially will require only one EyeQ3 chip, the chip content will increase as the systems become more sophisticated. The firm thinks Mobileye's growth story remains intact and keeps an Outperform rating on the name. It raised its price target range for shares to $52-$56 from $51-$55.
November 20, 2014
16:01 EDTGEBlackstone to puchase GE Japan's residential real estate
Blackstone (BX) announced that funds affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia will make an investment in connection with an agreement to acquire GE Japan's 100% owned residential real estate business for over ¥190B. The business owns and operates more than 200 residential properties, consisting of over 10,000 units primarily in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
November 19, 2014
13:20 EDTGEGeneral Electric to partner with Chinese companies on energy, China Daily says
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08:04 EDTGEGE Healthcare announces Omnyx collaboration with Caradigm
GE Healthcare announced it will resell Caradigm’s Single Sign-On and Context Management solutions in the United States, Canada, and specific EU countries to provide connectivity between the Omnyx digital pathology platforms and designated Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information Systems.
November 17, 2014
10:31 EDTGEGE sees China order growth despite slowing economy, WSJ says
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November 14, 2014
09:38 EDTGEActive equity options trading
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08:04 EDTGEGE Capital provides $37.5M credit facility to Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
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08:00 EDTGEHalliburton, Baker deal would face 'intense' DOJ scrutiny, says Jefferies
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November 13, 2014
11:12 EDTGEHungary to buy Budapest from GE Capital, Reuters reports
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10:04 EDTGEGE opens $500M Brazil Technology Center
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07:26 EDTGEGE sees great infrastructure demand in developing markets, Reuters says
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November 12, 2014
09:01 EDTGEGE to build advanced manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania
GE announced that it will build a new manufacturing facility to drive innovation and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies across GE. The new facility represents a $32M investment over three years by the company and will result in the creation of 50 high-tech engineering jobs initially, in disciplines ranging from mechanical and electrical to systems and software engineering. These technologists will join GE’s global network of 50,000 world-class scientists, engineers, and skilled labor who are working to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. The new facility reflects GE’s belief that the intersection of technology and manufacturing – marrying hardware with software – is bringing a new era of manufacturing. The site will be located outside of Pittsburgh in Findlay Township, PA to capitalize on the renowned academic institutions and skilled workforce in the area. Construction is expected to begin in March 2015 to be completed by September 2015.
08:05 EDTGEGoldman to hold a conference
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