What Should You Know About Buying and Selling GE Stock?

What Should You Know About Buying and Selling GE Stock?

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.