GE Capital's expected designation as a "systemically important financial institution," or SIFI, will bring it under direct supervision by the Federal Reserve, including participation in the regulator's annual financial holding company stress tests. Obin rates General Electric a "buy," with price objective of $25, estimating the company will earn $1.67 a share this year, with EPS growing to $1.81 in 2014 and $1.99 in 2015. GE's shares closed at $23.86 Wednesday, returning 15% this year, following a 21% return during 2012. The shares trade for 13.1 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $1.82.
Based on a quarterly payout of 19 cents, the shares have a dividend yield of 3.20%. GE data by YCharts Interested in more on General Electric? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock.-- Written by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter, Fla. >Contact by Email. Follow @PhilipvanDoorn