NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- General Electric  (GE) reported fourth-quarter earnings per share that were in line with estimates and revenue that beat expectations. Nonetheless, shares are lower by 2.5% on Friday.

TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, said GE is making the transition from being a financial company to an industrial company. 

He said the industrial numbers from the company were pretty good. He also said that this wasn't supposed to be a blowout quarter for GE, and it wasn't. 

Cramer suggested that investors have been selling ib the "headlines," evident in stocks such as American Express (AXP), Alcoa (AA) and Intel (INTC). 

He urged investors to use more than a 48-hour time frame when judging stocks. Cramer concluded that GE will be "up a lot by the end of the year." 

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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