Is 266.96% Growth Achievable For General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)?

Research brokerages are projecting General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next 5 years.  Wall Street analysts are looking for the company to grow 266.96% over the next year and 0.60% over the next five years.

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General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)’s trailing 12- months EPS is 0.61.  Last year, their EPS growth was 99.80% and their EPS growth over the past five years was -14.90%.  


Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)’s stock was -36.02%.  Last week, it was 4.08%, 9.85% over the last quarter, and  -40.65% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, General Electric Company stock was -17.85% off of the high and 28.47% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -46.91% (High), 28.47%, (Low). 


General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)’s performance this year to date is -36.02%.  The stock has performed 4.08% over the last seven days, -1.38% over the last thirty, and 9.85% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, General Electric Company’s stock has been -40.65% and -31.21% for the year.


Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 2.30 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $8.19 on the stock.

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