If Economy Really is Heating Up, GE, its Dividend Yielding 3.6%, Could Take Off
General Electric (GE) offers broad exposure to the global economy. So if business conditions really are starting to perk up, the industrial giant could begin making up for years of disappointing results. Rising sales would drop nicely to the bottom line. GE’s financial unit is scaled down and less a risk to sink the mother ship. And the dividend – a quarterly payout at 17 cents a share, still a far cry from the pre-crisis 31 cents – is yielding 3.6%.
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