Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, industrial behemoth General Electric
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at GE's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Fairfield, Conn. (1892)|
|Market Cap||$169.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$151.37 billion|
CEO Jeffrey Immelt (since 2001)
CFO Keith Sherin (since 1998)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||13.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$78.4 billion / $494.8 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
With the number of growing areas GE is dumping R&D cash into, specifically energy and health care products, I am perfectly happy to add money into a flatlined stock, adding more shares via DRIP, and waiting to reap the benefits of a recovering credit sector as this company reestablishes itself among the truly mighty blue-chip conglomerates.
GE's massive global presence, exciting growth prospects (with its renewed focus on clean energy infrastructure), and tasty dividend continue to support its four-star CAPS status. Currently, GE sports a dividend yield (3%) in line with foreign counterparts such as Siemens (3.3%) and Koninklijke Philips
CAPS davfoo expands on the powerful opportunity:
GE is poised to take advantage of the huge energy and infrastructure changes that are needed and will be needed in the next decade. Global warming is real. Coal has other more immediate health and environmental consequences which will be cost a lot to mitigate in the future. In the short run, energy efficiency, and wind power, hydro and geothermal will boom. In the longer term we may see Nuclear power reemerging. GE will benefit for all these trends.
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