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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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August 4, 2015
06:47 EDTGENRG Yield completes 25% interest acquisition in Desert Sunlight
On June 29, 2015, NRG Yield (NYLD) acquired a 25% interest in the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Riverside, CA from GE (GE) for $285M, subject to working capital adjustments, plus the assumption of $287 million of non-recourse project level debt. The acquisition, which results in an increase of 137.5 MW of operating solar capacity owned by NRG Yield, places the company into a partnership with subsidiaries of NextEra Energy and Sumitomo Financial, who are the 50 percent and 25 percent owners of Desert Sunlight, respectively. The transaction is expected to contribute Adjusted EBITDA of $45 million and CAFD of $22M on an annual run rate basis.
July 30, 2015
17:50 EDTGEGE exec sees $10B in projects going overseas due to Ex-Im trouble, Reuters says
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July 29, 2015
05:30 EDTGEGE Healthcare to invest $1B for training and education solutions by 2020
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July 28, 2015
10:07 EDTGEGE in talks to sell assets to Ansaldo Energia, Reuters reports
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July 27, 2015
12:46 EDTGEAlstom to accept EUR300M hit to assist GE deal completion
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06:38 EDTGEGE intends to be 'sizable' player in energy storage market, Reuters reports
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July 24, 2015
15:17 EDTGECapital One, Apollo Global weigh final bids for GE unit, Bloomberg says
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July 23, 2015
08:11 EDTGEGE's CDF unit extends inveotry finance program with Husqvarna Group
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July 22, 2015
07:23 EDTGEFrench minister 'reassured' by elements of Alstom, GE deal talks, Reuters says
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