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How General Electric’s Dividend Yield Stacks Up with Peers

Samuel Prince
How General Electric’s Dividend Yield Stacks Up with Peers

General Electric (GE) was famous for its sustained dividend payments and dividend increases. However, the company lost this status after CEO John Flannery’s decision to trim dividends by 50% in November last year. After the financial crisis, GE witnessed a sharp decline in its dividend yield, which was as high as ~12% during that period. Between March 2010 to September 2017, its dividend yield stayed in the 2.5% to 3.5% range. However, in 2018, the company’s dividend yield has gone up steadily.