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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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October 17, 2014
06:37 EDTGEGeneral Electric on track to close sale of GE Money Bank in Q4
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06:36 EDTGEGeneral Electric on track to meet goal or $1B in structural cost-out for year
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06:36 EDTGEGeneral Electric targets complete exit from Synchrony Financial in late 2015
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06:35 EDTGEGeneral Electric reports Q3 industrial segment growth of 9% to $4.3B
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06:34 EDTGEGeneral Electric reports Q3 EPS 38c, consensus 37c
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October 16, 2014
15:52 EDTGEGeneral Electric October 24 straddle priced for 2.8% move into Q3
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15:26 EDTGENotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:18 EDTGEEarnings Preview: Analyst sentiment positive ahead of GE's Q3 report
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06:44 EDTGEWatchdog sees new suitor as best option for Bank BPH, Reuters says
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October 15, 2014
12:30 EDTGEGE exploring options for Bank BHP sale
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10:13 EDTGEGeneral Electric October volatility elevated into Q3 and guidance
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09:03 EDTGEGE unit arranges $200M senior debt facility
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October 14, 2014
09:46 EDTGEGE signs contract with ENKA to supply power generation equipment in Iraq
GE has signed a contract with ENKA to supply power generation equipment for a new 750-megawatt combined-cycle plant being developed by Qaiwan Group in Iraq. GE will provide four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for a new power plant in Sulaimaniyah to support the governmentís goal of strengthening the electricity infrastructure in the Kurdistan region. Through its regional partnerships, GEís turbines support more than 90% of the electricity generated in the Kurdistan region, supplying nearly 20 hours of electricity a day. The Erbil, Sulaiymaniyah and Dohuk plants, powered by 24 GE 9E gas turbines, produce more than 3,000 MW, the equivalent to the required annual energy needs of approximately 3 million households in Iraq. The Bazyan plant will help deliver power to an additional 750,000 households.
October 13, 2014
09:02 EDTGEGE receives order from BAE Systems for 3U VPX rugged systems
GEís Intelligent Platforms business (GE) announced at AUSA that it had received a $2.6M order from BAE Systems Platforms and Services (BAESY) for a quantity of its latest generation 3U VPX COTS Rugged Systems that deliver an advanced HPEC capability. The COTS Rugged Systems will be deployed as part of the US Armyís CETU which sees in-vehicle training and simulation incorporated into the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
09:01 EDTGEGE Capital Aviation to acquire Milestone Aviation for $1.775B
GE Capital Aviation Services, the aircraft leasing unit of GE, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Milestone Aviation Group, the Dublin-based helicopter lessor, for $1.775B. The acquisition is in line with GE Capitalís strategic plan of growing and enhancing value in core areas aligned with GEís industrial domains including energy, aviation, oil & gas and healthcare, while reducing the overall size of GE Capital through the disposition of non-strategic assets such as the recently executed IPO and planned split-off of our North American Retail Finance business and the sale of our consumer banks in the Nordics. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is targeted to close in 2015. Richard T. Santulli, chairman and CEO, Milestone Aviation Group, will serve as chairman of the helicopter leasing business and will become an officer of GE.
October 12, 2014
17:41 EDTGEGeneral Electric could return 25%, Barron's says
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17:20 EDTGEGE, Splunk, Cisco, others could benefit from Internet of Things, Barron's says
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October 10, 2014
18:05 EDTGEGeneral Electric negotiating deal to buy Milestone Aviation, WSJ reports
General Electric's finance unit is negotiating a deal to acquire Milestone Aviation Group, and the purchase price could be more than $2.5B, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
07:25 EDTGEGE CEO to continue shedding divisions in FY15, Bloomberg says
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07:21 EDTGEGE expects data division to exceed $1B in sales this year, Reuters says
GE CEO Jeff Immelt said that the company was en route to gross over $1B in sales from its industrial data-analysis division in FY14, and is looking to broaden the availability of its software platform in FY15, according to Reuters, citing comments from Immelt. Reference Link
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