GE CapitalInvestors will also be looking for continued improvements and leverage from GE Capital, which during the second quarter upstreamed a dividend of $1.9 billion to the holding company. GE Capital had $515.5 billion in total assets as of June 30, declining from $533.4 billion a year earlier. The unit's "ending net investment" (ENI), excluding non-interest bearing liabilities, cash and equivalents, was $391.2 billion. Immelt has said his goal for GE Capital's ENI is a further reduction to $300 billion to $350 billion by the end of 2013. Despite the continued large dividend payments to the parent company, GE Capital's regulatory capital continues to increase. The unit's Basel I Tier 1 common equity ratio was 11.2% as of June 30, increasing from 10.1% a year earlier.
GE's StockGeneral Electric's shares trade for 13.5 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $1.80. The consensus 2015 EPS estimate is $1.94. Based on a quarterly payout of 19 cents, the shares have a dividend yield of 3.12%. GE data by YCharts
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