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General Electric



) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.9%. By the end of trading, General Electric rose 15 cents (0.8%) to $19.35 on light volume. Throughout the day, 31.6 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 44.7 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.20-$19.43 after having opened the day at $19.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.20. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were:

Bonso Electronics International



), up 21.4%,

A123 Systems



), up 18.8%,

Wowjoint Holdings



), up 15.2%, and

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General Electric Company operates as a technology and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $203.43 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate General Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

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