The ongoing divestiture of General Electric's (NYSE:GE) finance unit hasn't soured appetite for its stock among the nation's biggest and most sophisticated investors. Its top five shareholders control $48.8 billion worth of its outstanding common stock, equating to an ownership interest of 15.9%.
There's no question that this is a large stake, but it's still meaningfully smaller than combined positions of the five biggest shareholders of other large publicly traded companies, such as General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE):
- General Motors' five biggest shareholders control 20% of the automaker's outstanding stock. That equates to $9.5 billion worth of General Motors shares.
- Deere & Co.'s five biggest stockholders own 21.1% of its stock. The total dollar value of their stakes translates into $5.8 billion worth of Deere & Co. shares.
So, who are General Electric's five biggest shareholders? You can find the answer to this question in the brief slideshow below.