GE Dividend Yield data by YCharts General Electric ( GE) Background: General Electric is one of the largest and most diversified industrial corporations in the world. GE is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide variety of products for the generation, transmission, distribution, control and utilization of electricity. Price To Book: 2 Earnings Payout Percentage: 50% GE makes many of my lists because I think it's a fantastic investment. So many others agree that the only way to gain an advantage is to use overall market weakness as your entry signal. Ideally, you want to buy after three down days.
General Electric pays 76 cents annually in dividend payments. The yield based on a recent price is 3.3%. After a few slices of humble pie in 2009 and early 2010, GE is once again raising the dividend at regular intervals. Unless the landscape for GE changes, there is little reason to think dividends (and the share price along with it) won't continue higher. GE Payout Ratio TTM data by YCharts Short-sellers are next to impossible to find. Short interest is so low I only include it to demonstrate the smart money is not betting against this company; 0.8% of the float is short based on the last reported numbers.