As of 2015, MarketWatch recommends buying General Electric stock because of its strong earnings history and long-term revenue growth. In April 2015, GE divested itself of the bulk of its GE Capital business and bought back $50 billion in shares, reports MarketWatch.
Wall Street analysts have recommended buying GE stock with predictions of a 15- to 25-percent increase in the stock price in 2015, according to MarketWatch. In addition, the company has approximately $650 billion in assets, including $90 billion in cash and $50 billion in long-term investments. In 2014, GE divested itself of many risky and cyclical investments to keep its growth and dividends sustainable; in fact, GE has paid dividends consistently since 1899.