Dow Component General Electric (GE) To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 78 points (+0.5%) at 16,208 as of Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 79.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 379 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,831 issues advancing vs. 1,035 declining with 184 unchanged.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014 is the ex-dividend date for Dow component General Electric (NYSE: GE). Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $25.68 as of 10:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.4% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.6%.

The average volume for General Electric has been 38.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. General Electric has a market cap of $260.42 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 8.2% year to date as of Tuesday's close.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 18.9.
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TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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