Should You Love This Dow Stock?: GE

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology and media analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Andrew take a look at an American icon, General Electric. Brendan likes that GE has been reducing risk at its GE Capital unit, and has been focusing more on its core energy and infrastructure segments. The company is expecting double-digit profit growth in 2012, and Brendan believes GE is a solid, safe company that you can add to your portfolio and forget about.

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  • Report this Comment On February 22, 2012, at 2:44 PM, Thuddd wrote:

    How can you not love a company that is still being run by "The dividend is safe" Jeff Immelt? He said that a month before the dividend was cut by 2/3.

    But that was three years ago. I love Jeff and GE now.

  • Report this Comment On February 22, 2012, at 5:36 PM, youngblood58 wrote:

    GE should be successful, they don't pay any federal taxes.

  • Report this Comment On February 24, 2012, at 1:31 PM, TMFNiner wrote:


    GE has taken steps to reduce risk, especially in its GE Capital unit (i.e. the purchase of MetLife's retail deposit business), that I think make the dividend much more safe and sustainable now than before the financial crisis. I'm confident the company will be able to continue paying out a solid yield even in poor economic conditions.

    Thanks for watching!


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