GE Capital's "ending net investment" (ENI), which excludes non-interest bearing liabilities, cash and equivalents, was $380 billion as of Dec. 31, down from $385 billion the previous quarter and $419 billion a year earlier. Immelt's goal is for the finance unit's ENI to shrink to a range of $300 billion to $350 billion.
GE's stock was down 2.4% in early trading, to $27.33.
This chart shows the performance of General Electric's stock against the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJU) and the S&P 500 (^GSPC) since the end of 2011:
data by YCharts
-- Written by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter, Fla.