GE - General Electric Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
9.34
+0.09 (+0.97%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close9.25
Open9.31
Bid9.34 x 40700
Ask9.35 x 3200
Day's Range9.14 - 9.45
52 Week Range6.40 - 13.25
Volume44,282,047
Avg. Volume67,421,490
Market Cap81.511B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.13
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.04 (0.43%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-09-13
1y Target EstN/A
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    Why buying and selling a house could soon be as simple as trading stocks

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  • As Larry Culp tries to turn around GE, this is the next phase to watch
    MarketWatch

    As Larry Culp tries to turn around GE, this is the next phase to watch

    Keep betting on Larry Culp to turn around General Electric. One year into his tenure at the top, Culp faces steep challenges, and the stock market isn’t yet convinced he can pull it off. A corporate turnaround has three phases.

  • General Electric Makes Tender Offers for $5B Debt Securities
    Zacks

    General Electric Makes Tender Offers for $5B Debt Securities

    General Electric's (GE) tender offerings to purchase its U.S. dollar and Euro-denominated debt securities will help it strengthen the balance sheet.

  • Barrons.com

    GE CEO Larry Culp Talks Progress, Debt, and Restructuring

    General Electric CEO Larry Culp spent time with investors Thursday at an investor conference in California. Here’s what he said about two big issues facing GE: debt and restructuring.

  • GE Debt Set to Fall by $5 Billion, Market Not Excited
    Market Realist

    GE Debt Set to Fall by $5 Billion, Market Not Excited

    GE will receive $2.7 billion in net proceeds from reducing its stake in Baker Hughes. GE announced tender offers for its dollar- and euro-denominated bonds.

  • General Electric (GE) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    General Electric (GE) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    In the latest trading session, General Electric (GE) closed at $9.26, marking a -1.07% move from the previous day.

  • GE Plans $5 Billion Debt Buyback to Help Tame Balance Sheet
    Bloomberg

    GE Plans $5 Billion Debt Buyback to Help Tame Balance Sheet

    (Bloomberg) -- General Electric Co. plans to buy back as much as $5 billion of bonds as the manufacturer seeks to cut its debt load as part of its turnaround.The repurchase will cover up to $2.5 billion of dollar debt and the equivalent of $2.5 billion (2.28 billion euros) of euro-denominated notes, GE said in a statement Thursday. The company said it wouldn’t expand the size of the buyback plan.Reducing debt is a cornerstone of Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp’s attempt to overhaul GE after one of the worst slumps in the company’s 127-year history. Since taking the helm last year, Culp has been pruning operations to focus on making jet engines, power equipment and medical scanners while tackling more than $100 billion in borrowing.“We’re doing what we said we’d do,” Culp said at a Morgan Stanley conference Thursday. “The reset year thus far here in early September is playing out fundamentally in line with what we anticipated, but we know we have a lot more to do both with respect to the balance sheet and the way we run the business.”The shares fell 1.1% to $9.26 at the close in New York. GE has advanced 27% this year, compared with a 22% gain for a Standard & Poor’s index of U.S. industrial companies. GE lost more than $200 billion in market value during the two-year period ending Dec. 31, as profits dropped amid flagging demand for gas turbines and high costs.The company said Wednesday it would raise about $2.7 billion by cutting its holdings in oil-services company Baker Hughes to a minority stake. That sets GE up for about $38 billion in asset sales including the pending $21.4 billion sale of GE’s bio-pharmaceutical business to Danaher Corp., Culp said.GE reiterated Thursday that it seeks to reduce the debt load at the industrial businesses to under 2.5 times a measure of earnings and is evaluating other options to cut debt, including pension funding and intercompany debt repayment between GE and its financial services unit.That means GE will have to erase about $25 billion of debt at the industrial businesses from $51 billion at the end of the second quarter, Culp said. Improving profits at the company’s businesses will take more time, he said.“With respect to running the businesses, this is what takes longer, both in terms of how we operate and having that translate into results,” Culp said.Rate ImpactThe drop in interest rates will add about $7 billion to GE’s pension obligations and deliver a hit to insurance-reserve assumptions of “somewhere south” of $1.5 billion, Culp said. GE made contributions of $6 billion to the pension fund last year that covers the company through next year, he said.GE shares last month posted their biggest one-day plunge in 11 years after financial investigator Harry Markopolos skewered the company’s accounting. Markopolos, best known for blowing the whistle on Bernie Madoff, accused GE of fraud over the handling of its insurance and oil businesses and said “impending losses will destroy GE’s balance sheet.”The Boston-based company called the claims meritless, with Culp criticizing the report as “market manipulation, pure and simple.” A number of Wall Street analysts and some prominent investors came to GE’s defense as well.GE is being more transparent about its financial situation to “demystify it as much as we humanly can,” Culp said.Major IssuerThe company said in March that it was looking at buying back debt, and said in January that it doesn’t expect to issue new debt until 2021. GE is one of the 10 biggest issuers of corporate bonds in the Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate Bond index outside of the financial sector.The buyback offer expires on Oct. 9. Holders that submit their bonds by Sept. 25 are eligible to receive an early participation premium.The dollar-denominated bonds that can be bought back mature between 2022 and 2044, while the euro-denominated notes are due between 2022 and 2037. The company said $8 billion of dollar-debt and 10.5 billion euros of euro-denominated debt is eligible for the offer.JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are managing the buyback. D.F. King & Co. is serving as the information and tender agent.(Updates with asset sales in fifth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Brendan Case, Molly Smith and Tony Robinson.To contact the reporters on this story: Claire Boston in New York at cboston6@bloomberg.net;Thomas Black in Dallas at tblack@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nikolaj Gammeltoft at ngammeltoft@bloomberg.net, Dan Wilchins, Christopher DeRezaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Stock Market Today: Should Investors Expect More Quantitative Easing?
    InvestorPlace

    Stock Market Today: Should Investors Expect More Quantitative Easing?

    The SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) hit new all-time highs on Thursday. Who would have predicted that for the stock market today?Not many were looking for such a robust rally to take place over the past few trading sessions. But InvestorPlace readers were ready. They knew that the stock market was trading in a well-defined range throughout the month of August and they knew when that range resolved to the upside.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOnce resistance gave way and we saw follow through from the bulls, that's when it was clear new highs were possible. In fact, we wrote: "Above resistance could send the S&P 500 back to 3,000, while a move below support likely brings up a test of the 200-day moving average."So what's causing this rally anyway? Markets liked the de-escalating tone between China and the U.S., even though there some reports say the trade war will not likely be resolved any time soon. More Quantitative Easing, Please?For those looking for more quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, don't hold your breath. The Fed is scheduled to make its rate decision next week on Wednesday, Sept. 18. As it currently stands, the Fed Funds Rate is pricing in an 88.8% probability of a 25 basis point cut next week. The other 11.2% probability has the Fed keeping rates unchanged.Put simply, the U.S. is not in the economic position -- either with low growth or negative interest rates -- to warrant more stimulus. But the European Union is. * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now The European Central Bank announced a 10-basis-point cut in its deposit rate to -0.5%, in-line with expectations. The ECB also announced that it will restart its QE program to the tune of $20 billion per month beginning Nov. 1. While ECB president Mario Draghi says there's only a low chance chance of an E.U. recession, those odds have increased.QE should be a boost, but it's concerning that it's needed after a near-decade of various policies. Movers in the Stock Market TodayIt was an exciting day in the stock market today, if not just because equities are flirting with their all-time highs. However, not all assets are moving favorably.While gold prices -- and the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) -- closed higher on the day, GLD finished well off its morning highs. The can be said for bonds too, via the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT). The fall in bonds helped pave the way for bank stocks to continue their rally on Thursday, even as they approach resistance.The Top Stock Trades column took a closer look at the bank stocks earlier today.What else was moving?Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) fell roughly 10% and hovered near its session lows in the stock market today. The decline came after the company reported its quarterly results, missing revenue expectations and showing margin pressure. The woes of the cannabis space continue.Shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) fell 1.2%, but Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHGE) was making waves after the former became a seller of the latter.BHGE opened notably lower on the day and fell to $21.36. However, it finished higher by 1.5% at $22.63 despite GE announcing it will cut its stake from 50.3% to roughly 39.5% as it looks to raise capital.The IPO market remains a mixed bag, with the latest shake-up coming from SmileDirectClub (NASDAQ:SDC). Shares priced at $23, above the $19-$22 range. But that didn't please investors, as shares tumbled 27.5% in their debut. Ouch. Heard on the StreetShares of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) got off to a hot start in the stock market today. However, the stock only managed to climb 1% by the time the market closed. That's despite Nomura analysts upgrading the stock to "buy" and raising their price target from $49 all the way to $64. The target implies more than 16% upside from Wednesday's closing price.Wells Fargo analysts are ringing the bell on Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and Deere (NYSE:DE). They downgraded both stocks from "outperform" to "market perform," assigning price targets of $170 and $143, respectively.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now * 7 Strong-Buy Stocks Hedge Funds Are Buying Now * The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy The post Stock Market Today: Should Investors Expect More Quantitative Easing? appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • GE’s Recovery Remains on the Slow Track
    Bloomberg

    GE’s Recovery Remains on the Slow Track

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- It’s been a busy week for General Electric Co. On Tuesday, the company announced it would sell another chunk of its stake in its Baker Hughes oil and gas venture, ultimately raising about $3 billion. Two day later, it said it would buy back up to $5 billion of bonds. This activity gave CEO Larry Culp something concrete to point to on Thursday when he took the podium at a Morgan Stanley conference to update analysts and investors on the industrial conglomerate’s turnaround progress. “We’re doing what we said we would do," Culp said. That means "tending to the balance sheet, making sure that we’re strengthening our overall financial position, and making sure that we’re in a position to run the businesses better."GE’s efforts to reduce its bloated debt load are a positive; that’s what it’s supposed to be doing. Culp’s ability and willingness to be proactive is undoubtedly an improvement over former CEO John Flannery’s long stretches of paralysis. But the timing of this flurry of deleveraging steps strikes me as slightly curious.Most companies wouldn’t go around buying back bonds when rates are so low; they would swap them out for new bonds at better terms. GE, however, has pledged not to add any new debt through 2021, and appears to be trying to signal its liquidity is such that it doesn’t need to. Yet Culp has also talked about running the company with a higher cash balance in order to reduce its reliance on commercial paper. And the $21.4 billion divestiture of GE’s biopharmaceutical business to Danaher Corp. – the linchpin in Culp’s debt reduction plan – hasn’t closed yet.Perhaps the Baker Hughes stake sale and the bond buyback were planned well in advance; perhaps GE is just being opportunistic and taking advantage of recent trading conditions. I can’t help but notice, though, that GE’s actions this week appeared to hit at the heart of criticisms made by Bernie Madoff whistle-blower Harry Markopolos last month in a lengthy, explosive report.Markopolos has an agreement with an undisclosed hedge fund that will give him a share of the profits from bets that GE shares will decline. GE has called his allegations “meritless.” His report claimed GE needed to immediately funnel $18.5 billion in cash into its troubled long-term care insurance business and accused the company of avoiding a writedown on its Baker Hughes stake. One way to read the debt buyback is that GE must not be too worried about a fresh cash shortfall at the insurance unit if it’s willing to plop down $5 billion to repurchase bonds on a voluntary basis. And GE’s stake sale this week will bring its holdings in Baker Hughes below 50%, which will prompt a charge that could be in the ballpark of $8 billion to $9 billion but also allow management to put one more inevitable writedown behind them.(1)There were a number of flaws in the Markopolos report, not least his liberal use of hyperbole, but it struck a nerve with investors who were already wary of more negative surprises at GE and the opaqueness of its underlying financials. Whether or not there’s any truth to his allegations, being on the hot seat like that appears to have shaken GE executives as well.What’s most telling is the one Markopolos criticism that GE hasn’t yet moved to address, and that is the lack of detailed transparency in its financial statements and the seeming differences in its aviation unit’s accounting relative to engine partner Safran SA. Culp missed an opportunity when he became CEO to move away from GE’s historical tendency to rely on a myriad of adjustments and a micromanaging of Wall Street expectations to bolster the appearance of the company’s results. This week’s actions and Culp’s presentation were in a way a reminder that of all of Markopolos’s claims, questionable as the others may be, that one has the potential to stick.Otherwise, the key takeaways from Culp’s Thursday presentation were that he expects the drop in interest rates to result in a “somewhere south” of $1.5 billion hit to its GAAP reserve assumptions for the long-term care insurance business, before accounting for any other adjustments as part of a third-quarter test. GE's projected pension benefit obligations, meanwhile, will also increase because of the drop in interest rates. Offsetting that is an improvement in returns, but GE is still looking at an impact in the $7 billion range, Culp said. Neither of those figures are disastrous, but serve as a reminder that it’s not just regular old debt that’s looming over GE. There are many other demands on its cash.Culp gave no update to GE’s expectation for roughly zero dollars in industrial free cash flow this year. Interestingly, he did allude to the idea that the company’s forecasts for 25 to 30 gigawatts of gas turbine demand this year may prove overly dire; still, I remain skeptical of GE’s ability to drive a huge surge in free cash flow at the power unit over the next few years. Other challenges at the company include persistent questions about the true underlying free cash flow of the aviation unit, the loss of cash-flow contributions from divested assets and the need to backstop its huge underfunded pension balance with more cash. Culp didn't rule out additional contributions to the pension over the next few years.Progress on the debt reduction front is good, but without a significant increase in free cash flow, it will be a while before GE can shift investors’ focus elsewhere. (1) GE said in July that deconsolidating Baker Hughes's results from its own would prompt a $7.4 billion writedown, based on the company's stock price at the time of $24.84. This week, it said every $1 change in Baker Hughes's stock price would increase or decrease that number by about $500 million. GE's share offering was priced at $21.50 and the stock was trading on Thursday for about $22.50.To contact the author of this story: Brooke Sutherland at bsutherland7@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at bewilliams@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Brooke Sutherland is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals and industrial companies. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • GE Options Trader Braces for a Bigger Retreat
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    GE Options Trader Braces for a Bigger Retreat

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  • Grand jury indicts GE's Baker Hughes for exposing workers to toxic chemicals
    Reuters

    Grand jury indicts GE's Baker Hughes for exposing workers to toxic chemicals

    Baker Hughes said it was committed to safety and that it operates its oilfield services facility in Kenai in compliance with the law. "We vigorously deny the claims made against us, and will exercise our right to present evidence that the allegations are without merit.  We have confidence in the judicial system and that the full facts will be presented in court,” a spokesperson said.

  • Benzinga

    Baker Hughes Prices Secondary Offering At $21.50

    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) announced Wednesday that it will divest part of its stake of Baker Hughes A GE Co (NYSE: BHGE ) and released pricing details. What Happened GE said in a press release ...

  • GE upsizes multibillion-dollar Baker Hughes stock sale
    American City Business Journals

    GE upsizes multibillion-dollar Baker Hughes stock sale

    The move will take GE out of majority control over Baker Hughes, a change that the duo have worked toward for more than a year.

  • Barrons.com

    Baker Hughes Stock Falls After General Electric Announces Plans to Trim Its Stake

    GE will sell about $3 billion of Baker Hughes stock, a move that would take it from a majority owner, with just over a 50% stake in the company, to a minority one.

  • Can General Electric Stock Move Past Immelt and Welch’s Sins?
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    Can General Electric Stock Move Past Immelt and Welch’s Sins?

    Larry Culp has been CEO of General Electric (NYSE:GE) for a year now and has made impressive strides against one of its biggest problems: the huge debts incurred by predecessor Jeff Immelt.Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Long-term debt was down to $90 billion in June, and Culp has set plans to reduce it by about $30 billion more. These plans include the sale of GE Healthcare's biopharma unit to Danaher (NYSE:DHR) and a slow exit from Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHGE).But some of the biggest overhangs from the Immelt era, like GE Power, remain. So does one from the era of Jack Welch -- the reinsurance of long-term care policies highlighted by whistleblower Harry Markopolos.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Where's the Beef?What's worse is that the asset sales leave GE with few avenues to growth -- and these growth avenues are why investors buy stocks.GE reported a small loss of 1 cent per share for the June quarter. Its $28.8 billion of revenue was down over $1 billion from the previous June. Losing the biopharma unit and, eventually, taking Baker Hughes' revenue off the balance sheet, will reduce revenue further. * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now Culp seems to be two-thirds of the way to a turnaround. He has stopped the bleeding and created a new, more transparent corporate culture. Growth is the next step.In December 2018, GE filed to spinoff its most promising growth avenue, GE Healthcare, through a mid-2019 IPO. But Culp hasn't talked about it in months. In February, Culp told CNBC that a 2019 IPO looks "unlikely." Many investors are waiting for an update.GE Healthcare accounts for one-sixth of the company's sales and nearly half its profit during good times. It seems to be the perfect platform on which Culp could work the magic he worked at Danaher. There he bought smaller healthcare companies, built their value and sold judiciously.GE Aviation, the other big profit driver, faces a $400 million per quarter hit to cash flow from the Boeing 737-MAX scandal. But the unit continues to perform, generating military contracts even as foreign nationals get hauled into court for stealing GE's trade secrets. Analysts are Pounding the Table for GE StockDespite a lack of growth catalysts, analysts keep pounding the table for GE stock. A Citi analyst has a "buy" rating on the stock. Others have dismissed Markopolos' charges, which I detailed in July, as overwrought.The argument is that with less debt and business prospects improving, the company is trading at barely two-thirds its sales.Any kind of profit would thus be a catalyst for the shares, initially as a defensive play but later, based on Culp's acquisition wizardry. This is especially true if, as some analysts now believe, it has enough reserves to handle the long-term care losses. The Bottom Line on General Electric StockIt's hard for me to buy the optimism yet, but there's an argument to be made.I think analysts still underestimate the damage Welch's long-term care time bomb could do. Given the high cost of nursing care, and the average age of those insured, this will remain a problem for years to come.But by the end of this year Culp may have cut GE's debt nearly in half through asset sales. If GE Power really is on a "positive trajectory," as one analyst recently claimed, it would take care of the last big downside risk.The question then becomes how Culp can create growth. The June quarter showed GE with over $71 billion in cash and short-term investments on its books. Some of that is committed to the remains of GE Capital, which Immelt used as a cash cow to build his power and energy conglomerate.But there may be enough there for Culp to shop for a healthcare acquisition. If he makes one, the stock will rise.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of the mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at danablankenhorn@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now * 7 Strong-Buy Stocks Hedge Funds Are Buying Now * The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy The post Can General Electric Stock Move Past Immelt and Welch's Sins? appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Will the Recent Boeing 777X Setback Hurt Airline Industry?
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    Will the Recent Boeing 777X Setback Hurt Airline Industry?

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  • Moody's

    General Electric Company -- Moody's says General Electric's sale of a portion of its Baker Hughes shares is credit positive but does not affect ratings

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") said that the planned sale of a portion of its shares in Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC is credit positive but does not affect the ratings of General Electric Company, including the Baa1 senior unsecured rating and the P-2 short term rating. General Electric Company (GE) is a global diversified manufacturing company with operations in five industrial segments: Power, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Aviation and Healthcare. GE has a wholly-owned finance subsidiary, GE Capital Global Holdings, LLC, which includes leading aircraft financier GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

  • Diversified Operations Industry Near-Term Prospects Bright
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    Diversified Operations Industry Near-Term Prospects Bright

    Diversified Operations Industry Near-Term Prospects Bright

  • MarketWatch

    GE offers to buy back up to $5 billion worth of debt

    General Electric Co. announced Thursday a tender offer to buy back up to $5 billion worth of its existing debt. The repurchase includes up to $2.5 billion for U.S. dollar-denominated debt and up to $2.5 billion of euro-denominated debt. The industrial conglomerate said it will continue to evaluate potential deleveraging actions, including pension funding and intercompany loan repayment from GE to GE Capital. The dollar-denominated debt subject to the tender offer include 2.700% notes due 2022, 3.375% notes due 2024, 4.125% notes due 2042 and 4.500% notes due 2044. GE's stock, which rose 0.6% in premarket trading, has lost 9.0% over the past three months but has gained 28.6% year to date, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has tacked on 4.4% over the past three months and rallied 16.3% this year.

  • Barrons.com

    The Dow Is Rising Because There Are 2 Pieces of Good News Right Now

    Investors were pleased with the European Central Bank’s decision to cut interest rates and introduce a stimulus package of bond purchases, as well as the White House’s delay of a new round of tariff increases.

  • General Electric to Get Roughly $3B From Stake Sale in BHGE
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    General Electric to Get Roughly $3B From Stake Sale in BHGE

    General Electric's (GE) offering of Baker Hughes' shares to the public and Baker Hughes' decision to buy back own shares will likely raise roughly $3 billion. Funds will help in reducing debts.

  • BNSF progresses on battery-electric locomotive
    American City Business Journals

    BNSF progresses on battery-electric locomotive

    BNSF Railway, the nation's largest railroad, is pushing forward with development of a battery-electric locomotive alongside Wabtec.

  • 3 Reasons General Electric Stock Looks Worth Buying Under $10
    InvestorPlace

    3 Reasons General Electric Stock Looks Worth Buying Under $10

    Shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) have shown some life recently amid a massive shift in the financial markets from momentum names to value names. Long story short, investors piled into momentum, growth stocks over the summer as recession fears dominated the market because those stocks, with their non-cyclical tailwinds, can head higher even if the economy weakens.Source: testing / Shutterstock.com Fears of a recession, however, have cooled substantially over the past few weeks. As a result, many investors have sold their popular momentum stocks, and bought beaten-up, economically-sensitive value stocks.Amid this huge market shift, GE stock price has rallied. Over the past two weeks, General Electric stock is up more than 15%. Now the question is, will GE stock price continue to climb?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now I think it will, for three main reason. First, the fundamentals and valuation of GE stock look good under $10. Second, the outlook of the industrials sector should improve over the next few months. Third, the technicals imply that GE stock is in the first few innings of a multi-month breakout.Consequently, while the rally of General Electric stock has been put on hold for the past few months, it looks like the shares are about to start climbing again. Over the next few months, I think GE stock can and will grind higher. The Fundamentals of GE Stock Look Good Under $10When it comes to the fundamentals underlying GE stock, there are two main things to watch: debt reduction and operational simplification. That is, in order for GE stock to head higher and act like a normal industrial name, management needs to reduce the company's high debt load and simplify and optimize its operations.Right now, management is successfully doing both of those things.Over the past six months alone, General Electric has sold its aviation lending business, its biopharma unit, and its commercial LED and traditional lighting business. By taking those steps, the company has done two things. One, it's reduced the number of businesses owned by the company.As a result, GE will be able to allocate more resources to its more important, more relevant, and more profitable businesses, like Aviation. Two, it's generated billions of dollars from these asset sales, which it's used to reduce its debt.In other words, GE's management is doing everything it needs to do to make GE smaller, simpler, more profitable, and less indebted.As long as the company remains on this trajectory, then current Street estimates calling for earnings per share of 90 cents by fiscal 2021 seem entirely reasonable. At that time, GE stock should trade like a normal industrial stock, as its headwinds move into the rear-view mirror. Industrial stocks normally trade around 15 times their estimated forward earnings. A forward multiple of 15 on an estimated 2021 EPS of 90 cents implies a 2020 price target of roughly $13.50 for General Electric stock.GE stock trades under $10 today. Thus, over the next 12-16 months, the fundamentals imply that GE stock price can jump 35%-plus. The Outlook of the Industrial Sector Should ImproveThe outlook of industrial stocks have been depressed by economic slowdown fears for the past several months. But those fears are starting to ease now. They should continue to ease for the foreseeable future. As they do, investors' view of the industrial space will improve, lifting the whole sector, General Electric stock included.In a nutshell, markets were very worried in August 2019 that a recession was looming, mostly for three reasons. First, global data was indicating that the economy was slowing. Second, the Fed didn't sound super dovish in late July. Third, President Trump upped the trade-war ante with China, causing long-term interest rates to drop below short-term rates., In the past, that situation has usually indicated that a recession will occur soon.As these recession fears grew, investors ditched economically-sensitive stocks that require a good economy to go higher. Industrial stocks are definitely in that category.Now, though, the tide has turned. Global economic data is improving, as most clearly evidenced by the stabilization of the OECD's global composite leading indicator. The Fed has sounded a more dovish tone over the past few months, and has stated that it will do its best to sustain the current economic expansion. And, perhaps most importantly, trade tensions have cooled meaningfully, with trade talks set to resume and more tariffs being delayed.Consequently, the recession fears which dominated the investment landscape in August are now easing. As they ease, the outlook of the industrial sector will improve, creating a rising tide which lifts all industrial boats, including GE stock. General Electric Stock's Technicals Imply Breakout PotentialThe third main reason to like GE stock here and now is that the stock is on the cusp of a technical breakout . Such a breakout only happened for a brief stretch in the past year, leading to a huge rally by GE stock. A similar scenario could unfold soon. Click to EnlargeSpecifically, GE stock price is about to break above its 50-day moving average after spending a few weeks below that metric. Over the past year, General Electric stock only accomplished that for a brief period. . When it happened before, back in late 2018 and early 2019,,GE stock price responded by surging from about $8 to about $10.The same pattern is emerging today. Will it produce a similar result? Given GE's favorable fundamentals and its improving outlook , I think it will. The Bottom Line on GE StockI've cautioned against buying General Electric stock for the past few months, saying that GE stock price would not rally. Indeed, over the past few months, GE stock has gone nowhere.But that situation appears to be changing. The fundamentals and outlook of GE stock are improving. Consequently, GE stock price should climb over the next few quarters. At the same time, the chart is starting to show that General Electric stock can break out.As a result, GE stock price finally looks ready to rally again.As of this writing, Luke Lango did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now * 7 Strong-Buy Stocks Hedge Funds Are Buying Now * The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy The post 3 Reasons General Electric Stock Looks Worth Buying Under $10 appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • GE begins divestment of Baker Hughes with $2.7 billion share sale
    Reuters

    GE begins divestment of Baker Hughes with $2.7 billion share sale

    The U.S. conglomerate, which will lose majority control of Baker Hughes, said it would raise the amount through a public offering of 115 million Baker Hughes Class A shares priced at $21.50 each, and through a private sale of $250 million Class B Baker Hughes shares to the oilfield services provider. General Electric said it expects to continue divesting the remainder of its holding in Baker Hughes over time. In a separate statement, Baker Hughes said it expects the public offering of its Class A shares to close on Sept. 16, and that underwriters will have 30 days to purchase up to an additional 17.25 million shares from the selling stockholders.