Trade-Ideas LLC identified

General Electric

(

GE

) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified General Electric as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • GE has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $1.5 billion.
  • GE traded 129,553 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 9:28 AM.
  • GE is up 2.1% today from Friday's close.

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More details on GE:

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. GE has a PE ratio of 25. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate General Electric a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for General Electric has been 31.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. General Electric has a market cap of $286.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. The stock has a beta of 1.28 and a short float of 1.2% with 2.18 days to cover. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates General Electric as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 11.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.7%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry, implying reduced upside potential.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $599.00 million or 90.16% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.04 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company.

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