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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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January 23, 2015
08:51 EDTGEGE sees wind turbine market to be flat in 2015, but sees gaining share
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08:18 EDTGEGE sees Synchrony Financial split to come Jan. 1, 2016, pending approval
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07:59 EDTGEGeneral Electric says signs in U.S. Healthcare 'encouraging' since year-end
Since year-end 2014, GE said it has seen "encouraging" signs in the U.S. Healthcare market, with orders up 9% and equipment up 17%. Since year-end 2014, GE has seen stronger Aviation, with spares, RPK and freight growth continuing and the industry benefiting from lower oil prices. Noting the oil price slide, GE says it has made an "aggressive cost out" and is "ready for multiple scenarios." Comments from earnings conference call slides.
07:55 EDTGEGeneral Electric backs FY15 EPS $1.70-$1.80, consensus $1.76
GE repeats forecast for FY15 Industrial EPS of $1.10-$1.20 and GE Capital EPS of about 60c, noting that GE Capital EPS could be lower if ENI drops more quickly. GE repeats forecast for Industrial segment organic growth of 2%-5% in 2015. GE sees 2015 free cash flow plus dispositions of $12B-$15B, with CFOA of $14B-$16B, P&E of about $4B-$4.5B and dispositions for $2B-$4B. Guidance from slides for Q4 earnings conference call.
07:49 EDTGEGeneral Electric backs FY15 double digit Industrial operating EPS growth
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07:48 EDTGEGeneral Electric reports Q4 orders $31.5B, Q4-end backlog $261B
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06:35 EDTGEGeneral Electric reports Q4 EPS 56c, consensus 55c
Reports Q4 revenue $42.0B, consensus $42.16B
January 22, 2015
15:32 EDTGENotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:21 EDTGEGeneral Electric technical comments ahead of results
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12:16 EDTGEEarnings Preview: Analyst sentiment positive ahead of General Electric report
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10:03 EDTGEOn the Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:02 EDTGEGE Capital's TMT financing business says completed over 50 transactions in 2014
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06:23 EDTGEGE to pay $464M more in Alstom energy assets deal, WSJ reports
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January 21, 2015
16:13 EDTGEGeneral Electric initiated with a Buy at UBS
Target $30.
12:39 EDTGEGeneral Electric January weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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January 20, 2015
17:26 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $325M government contract
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11:23 EDTGEEU to decide on GE, Alstom deal by February 23, Reuters reports
Antitrust regulators in the European Union will decide by February 23 whether to approve General Electric's (GE) planned acquisition of most of Alstom's (ALSMY) power equipment unit, Reuters reports. French authorities have already approved the planned deal after GE agreed to create jobs and form an energy joint venture with Alstom. Reference Link
06:48 EDTGEGE financing A350 jet with Rolls-Royce engine, Reuters reports
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January 15, 2015
06:01 EDTGEMcDermott and GE launch io oil & gas consulting
McDermott (MDR) and GE Oil & Gas (GE) launched io oil & gas consulting, a new independent venture to transform front-end offshore field development. io will consider the full field as one system and have the technical insight to develop every aspect of the front-end solution. McDermott’s investment in io aligns with the company’s strategy to become more client-focused and responsive to operators’ challenges.
05:22 EDTGEGE Oil & Gas, McDermott launch io oil & gas consulting
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