GE's stock closed at $27.50 Thursday.  The shares returned 38% during 2013.

The shares trade for 14.9 times the consensus 2015 earnings estimate of $1.85 a share, among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.  The consensus 2014 EPS estimate is $1.71.

GE's shares were down slightly in premarket trading, to $27.44.

The following chart shows the performance of General Electric's stock over the past 12 months, against the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 :

GE ChartGE 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.

Philip W. van Doorn is a member of TheStreet's banking and finance team, commenting on industry and regulatory trends. He previously served as the senior analyst for Ratings, responsible for assigning financial strength ratings to banks and savings and loan institutions. Mr. van Doorn previously served as a loan operations officer at Riverside National Bank in Fort Pierce, Fla., and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, where he monitored banks in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Mr. van Doorn has additional experience in the mutual fund and computer software industries. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Long Island University.

If you liked this article you might like

GE Is 'One of the Toughest Stocks I've Ever Had to Deal With,' Jim Cramer Says

General Electric's New CEO Has One Easy Choice

Here Are Monday's Hottest Stocks as the Dow Reaches New Records

You Are Forgetting This Commonsense Investing Wisdom

GE Is Too Cheap to Sell, but Its Dividend Looks Too Shaky to Buy: Cramer