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General Electric’s Adjusted Q4 Profit Beats View; Revenue Misses (GE)

Posted
1/20/2012 9:02:00 AM
By: Dividend.com
Referenced Stocks:GE

Multinational conglomerate General Electric Company ( GE ) on Friday posted adjusted fourth quarter earnings that beat expectations, but its revenue fell short of Wall Street's view, sending its shares lower in premarket trading.

The Fairfield, CT-based company reported fourth quarter net income of $3.73 billion, or 35 cents per share, compared with $4.54 billion, or 42 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time items, adjusted profit was 39 cents per share.

Revenue declined 8% from last year to $37.97 billion.

On average, Wall Street analysts expected a slightly smaller profit of 38 cents per share, albeit on much higher revenue of $40.05 billion.

GE shares fell 48 cents, or -2.5%, in premarket trading Friday.

The Bottom Line
We have been recommending shares of General Electric ( GE ) since Dec.9, 2011, when the stock was trading at $16.80. The company has a 3.55% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $19.15.

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