General Electric just declared a $0.17-per-share quarterly dividend on its outstanding common stock, which is nothing for investors to write home about. For now, the announcement from the board of directors kept the dividend payout right on track with consistent quarterly payouts from the industrial conglomerate, amounting to a yield of just over 3%.
However, industrials analyst Isaac Pino believes that the chances of seeing GE increase that dividend payout are high, even considering a tepid economic outlook. Why? Management has placed the right leaders and resources in the right places to take advantage of the fast-growing businesses where demand is stable and strong. In aviation, the backlog will allow the business to thrive because of the upgrades in Asia and other emerging markets. GE will follow Boeing in this respect and will also benefit from rising demand for scarce energy resources. Watch the following video for a more in-depth take on GE's future prospects.
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