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Is There a Buyer for Ford? [0.08]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 5:45 p.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

The recent report that a China-based buyer made an offer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) got us thinking about whether there might be a buyer somewhere interested in Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F).

And then there’s Ford’s recent share price performance.

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GE Shares, Down 20%, Put Drag on Dow [-0.01]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 10:30 a.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 11.2% this year to 21,999. Net income was down 52% to $1.4 billion.

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Warren Buffett has had enough of GE.

Buffett's investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, dropped its remaining 10.6 million shares of General Electric sometime in the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing.

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Warren Buffett is often considered the greatest investor of the modern era.

Reuters further noted that Warren Buffett increased his stakes in Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK) and General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM).

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold its stake in General Electric as of the end of June, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.

Buffett has embraced the financial sector, which many believe is poised for growth after years of historically low interest rates and extra regulation.

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Whether or not the late U.S. senator from Illinois Everett Dirksen actually every said those exact words, the sentiment is undeniable.

Granted, ExxonMobil has been spending more to cover its dividend than it's make on the bottom line lately.

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General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock struggled last week. Shares dipped 2.2% week over week and the company widened its lead as the worst performing equity of the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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The bears have been winning the battle but that does not mean that investors should jump ship, especially right now.

The bears are having their way with General Electric (GE), and it shows by the fact that GE shares have significantly underperformed the broader market over the last year.

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Even when General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock posts a weekly gain, as it did last week, the industrial giant ends up at the bottom of the pile of the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company still has a big lead over the second worst stock, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), which is down 12.55% for the year, and Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the third-worst stock, now down 11.13%.

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GE: Industrial Renewal [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 5, 2017, 10:12 a.m. by Long Investing Ideas from Seeking Alpha @ [source]

GE (NYSE:GE), the target of activist investor Nelson Peltz’s Trian Partners, has cleaned out the executive suite and introduced a new pay-for-performance system. When John Flannery takes over as CEO of GE in August, he will be under more pressure than his predecessor to improve profitability.

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The oldest Dow stock is also the biggest laggard [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 2:17 p.m. by Investing @ [source]

The Dow Jones industrial average is on a tear – surging past 22,000 on Wednesday propelled by strong earnings, but the oldest index component has been the biggest laggard.

On the road to Dow 22,000, Boeing, McDonald's, UnitedHealth and Apple were the biggest contributors, while IBM, Goldman Sachs and GE dragged down the index.

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Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) continued their slide last week, losing about 1.5% on top of the 2.9% the stock lost in the prior week after a disappointing second-quarter earnings report.

GE’s shares closed down 1% Friday to $25.53, in a 52-week range of $25.26 to $32.38.

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GE T&D close to a turnaround [0.18]

Posted on July 26, 2017, 5:53 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

The stock of GE T&D (formerly Alstom T&D) was locked in the upper circuit since the start of Wednesday’s trade, reacting to good June quarter results. With a gain of about 20 per cent, this is easily the best day the stock has enjoyed in recent times.

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By any measure, the eight-and-a-half-year-old bull market is getting tired, and after one of the biggest percentage runs in stock market history, it may be time for investors to move to higher ground. The problem for many is that a move to assets like corporate bonds hardly makes sense with the lowest yields in 60 years, and 30-year Treasury bonds are yielding less than 3%.

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When General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) reported earnings before markets opened Friday morning, the share price actually rose in the premarket session. By the time the day was over, GE’s shares closed down 2.9% at a new 52-week low and the company’s year-to-date loss came in at a tick over 18%.

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GE's closely watched cash flow from operations fell 67 percent to $3.6 billion from a year earlier, reflecting the loss of the appliances division, which the company has sold.

GE said earnings are likely to end the year at the bottom end of its projected range at $1.60 a share to $1.70 a share.

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General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) reported second quarter 2017 results before markets opened Friday morning. The conglomerate reported an expectedly difficult report to analyze.

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While many eyes are going to be on GE’s earnings and guidance, there are many moving parts inside the operations and corporate governance that are all churning at the same exact time. Still, GE has so many moving that parts it’s hard to get everything working well at the same time.

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There is no reason to believe that full-year cash flow generation will be weak.

First-quarter cash flows were weak at GE, but any single quarter in a year can be weak for any number of non-economic reasons.

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Shares of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) have been mired in controversy for years.

Merrill Lynch downgraded GE shares to Neutral from Buy, back in late April.

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