3 Things to Watch With General Electric

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith and senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Eric and Austin talk about three things investors should be watching with one of Austin's favorite Dow stocks: General Electric. The archetypical conglomerate spans so many sectors that it can be hard to really grasp what moves shares up or down, and oftentimes you have to look at the company with an extra-large macro lens. Energy trends and overall industrial performance will be key considerations for investors, as will the potential dividend from GE Capital to the parent company.   

Speaking of dividends, GE still has a monster 3.5% yield, and that's after cutting its dividend in 2008. Unfortunately, the fact that it had to cut its dividend disqualified it for our list of nine rock-solid dividends. But you can read about those companies that made the grade; just click here to learn more.

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