- General Electric reports second-quarter operating earnings of $4 billion, or 38 cents a share, beating the consensus estimate by a penny.
- Revenue of $36.5 billion misses the consensus estimate of $36.8 billion.
- Foreign exchange "negatively impacted revenues by $0.9 billion."
- GE Capital upstreams $3.0 billion to parent.
The shares trade for 11.5 times the consensus 2013 EPS estimate of $1.73. The consensus 2012 EPS estimate is $1.54. Based on a 17-cent quarterly payout, the shares have a dividend yield of 3.43%. JPMorgan Chase analyst Stephen Tusa rates General Electric "Overweight," with a $21 price target, and on Friday described GE's second quarter as a "pretty clean, straightforward operating result, with highlights being Industrial organic growth, and margins, which beat, and are now ahead of the +30-50 bps guidance, while orders held in better than we were expecting with better price, especially in the key Energy Infrastructure segment." Tusa went on to say that "the stock has been strong, but in the context of a choppy market, we think the results validate the strength which we think is driven by GECS cash, late cycle earnings growth and relative safety, none of which changes on this result." Interested in more on General Electric? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock. -- Written by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter, Fla. To contact the writer, click here: Philip van Doorn. To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/PhilipvanDoorn.