GE : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. GE Adds Another Piece To Its Subsea Business

    December 15, 2010
    GE will continue its forward momentum in the energy services field, while concerns of overspending arise.
  2. Brazillian Stocks To Watch In 2011

    December 8, 2010
    Brazil is no sleeping gaint; this resource-rich country has transformed itself into a nation exceptionally worthy of long-term ...
  3. A Long-Awaited Move From ABB

    December 1, 2010
    ABB pays up for a quality asset that patches a hole in its product line.
  4. The Falling Dollar - The Debate Rages On

    November 16, 2010
    The long- and short-term effects of the falling dollar.
  5. GE: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    October 26, 2010
    Re-shaping GE's portfolio of businesses is not an easy task.
  6. General Electric Goes Outside The Box In Healthcare

    October 22, 2010
    GE makes a surprise move into the diagnostic lab space.
  7. Is GE About To Stir Up The Medical Arena?

    October 19, 2010
    If GE is serious about building its healthcare business through acquisitions, several companies could be in line for a bid. ...
  8. Media Mashup: Who Owns Whom?

    September 27, 2010
    You'd be surprised by how many publications fall under the umbrella of one company. Discover the big media companies and ...
  9. Top 5 Global Brands

    September 27, 2010
    Several American companies topped Interbrand's list of the most valuable global brands.
  10. Finding Nuggets In The Alaska Permanent Fund

    September 16, 2010
    Check out some the top picks from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Will they pay off or are they just fool's gold?
  11. A Look At The Smart-Meter Makers

    September 7, 2010
    Our aging electric grid in need of a major overhaul, and the smart-meter makers are in a unique position to profit from this ...
  12. Signs Of Life In Radiation Therapy

    September 3, 2010
    Hospital spending on big-ticket items is recovering and that should be good news for the radiation oncology sector.
  13. 4 Reasons 'Made In The U.S.A.' Wins

    August 24, 2010
    Recent articles about rising Chinese wages and implementing wage-equalization import taxes has me thinking "Made in the U.S.A." ...
  14. The Next-Gen Sequencing Pot Keeps Bubbling

    August 23, 2010
    Last week saw two major developments in one of the fastest-growing arenas of life science.
  15. Boost Your Dividends With These Large Caps

    August 20, 2010
    These stocks will inject higher dividends into your portfolio.
  16. 3 Great Companies Raising Dividends

    July 29, 2010
    When dividends are raised in the midst of a market correction, it's especially comforting.
  17. Opportunities In LEDs

    July 6, 2010
    As energy consumption continues to rise along with our population, LEDs will become more popular.
  18. Conglomerates Painting A Picture Of Global Weakness

    June 29, 2010
    Conglomerates Painting A Picture Of Global Weakness
  19. Sequencing Wars - The Third Generation

    June 10, 2010
    Life sciences companies are gearing up for a battle that could decide hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and the ...
  20. Allscripts + Eclipsys = A Deal That Makes Sense

    June 9, 2010
    Allscripts and Eclipsys complement each other well and should create a powerful force in a lucrative, but underpenetrated, ...
  21. Does A123 Have The Juice?

    May 17, 2010
    A123 has well-regarded technology, but can it deliver for its shareholders?
  22. Investing in Earth Day

    April 30, 2010
    As Earth Day passes, understanding how to invest in an earth-friendly manner is sometimes not always clear.
  23. Companies Printing Money

    April 27, 2010
    Xerox and several other companies have turned in good earnings numbers here in the first quarter.
  24. Venture Capital Plugs Back In To Cleantech

    April 13, 2010
    Venture capital is growing in the cleantech sector once again. Find out how to play on this trend in your portfolio.
  25. Setting The Medical Records Straight

    March 16, 2010
    There are an estimated 300-400 companies selling electronic medical records systems in the U.S. Most are small businesses. ...
  26. Will History Repeat Itself?

    February 22, 2010
    During the previous energy cycle peak in the early 1980s, many outside companies bought oil and gas companies, suggesting ...
  27. Consulting Companies Look Promising

    February 5, 2010
    It might be time to start investing in the business of guiding business.
  28. Let's Play The Dow Dividend Game

    January 29, 2010
    These three companies are strong alternatives to Dow dividend payers.
  29. Who Said Conglomerates Aren't Sexy?

    January 28, 2010
    GE's recent earnings are worth talking about.
  30. CEOs' Retirement Savings Are Safe: Are Yours?

    January 21, 2010
    CEOs make huges salaries, yet corporate boards still feel compelled to guarantee huge retirement packages.
  31. Is Finance Ruining Movies?

    January 19, 2010
    Is the financial industry ruining movies? That depends on whom you ask.
  32. The Power Of Dividends

    January 12, 2010
    Dividends are often ignored by investors looking for something flashier.
  33. A Look Back At The Marvel-Disney Deal

    December 29, 2009
    Cutesy meets edgy in an interesting marriage.
  34. A Review Of 2009 In Property and Casualty Insurance

    December 29, 2009
    This market paid off for those who had the fortitude to invest.
  35. Executive Bonuses Must Go

    December 3, 2009
    Professor Henry Mintzberg wrote an article about why executive bonuses must go. We look at the Forbes' CEO compensation list ...
  36. Four Interesting Minority Investments

    November 16, 2009
    Minority interests can be great investments, but you have to do a little digging to find ones worth looking at.
  37. Whirpool Can Go Higher From Here

    October 28, 2009
    Whirlpool's earnings release shows that the company can do well even during a recession. Is it time for investors to get ...
  38. Hedge Fund Vet Launches First U.S. 'Green' Fund Of Funds

    October 22, 2009
    Bookbinder Capital Management recently rolled out TerraVerde Capital Partners, a fund of funds that invests only in green ...
  39. Stocks Going Into The Tank-Less

    October 19, 2009
    Tankless water heaters are popular these days. This article looks at a couple of the main North American players.
  40. A123 Systems IPO Soars

    September 29, 2009
    The initial public offering of A123 Systems had a strong first day, but this may not be indicative of a new boom in the IPO ...
  41. Top 5 Companies In Danger Of Bankruptcy

    September 23, 2009
    Audit Intergity came out with its list of top ten bankruptcy candidates over the next year.
  42. Is The Price Right For Conglomerates?

    September 1, 2009
    Looking at conglomerates, we've analyzed five large companies using a modification of Ben Graham's Rule of 22.
  43. The Private Label Credit Card Game

    September 1, 2009
    Charming Shoppes just sold its credit card program to Alliance Data Systems for $110 million. These programs are worth a ...
  44. Promising Water Infrastructure Plays

    July 30, 2009
    We take a look at some small caps that should benefit from the stimulus package and water bills.
  45. Netflix Deserves Some Respect

    July 28, 2009
    Despite the market's pessimism, Netflix shares are worth a closer look.
  46. Unconventional Wind-Energy Plays

    June 17, 2009
    The wind energy sector is starting to take off and investors can get in on some alternative companies with big potential. ...
  47. The Money Is Blowin' In The Wind

    May 26, 2009
    The renewable electricity standard will likely be passed by Congress. Wind turbine makers will be the most likely winners. ...
  48. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    April 29, 2009
    The 4 best performing ETFs in the month of April might surprise some investors.
  49. Green Companies Expected To Generate Green

    April 1, 2009
    Companies in the Dow Jones sustainability index might bring stability to your portfolio.
  50. Shale Plays Gone Wild - The Haynesville

    March 20, 2009
    The Haynesville is the most popular shale play, but investors should know it's not the only game in town.
  51. Is It Time To Jump On Railcar Companies?

    March 16, 2009
    Railcar companies have seen earnings protected by a strong backlog and seem to have discounted a downturn.
  52. Insider Buying? Buyers Beware

    March 16, 2009
    Insider buying can be useful in stock selection, but investors should be aware of false signals.
  53. Disney's Book-Value Dazzle

    March 10, 2009
    Sometimes stocks that trade below book value can add the needed pixie dust to your portfolio.
  54. Double-Digit Dividends: Can They Continue?

    March 6, 2009
    There are still a few companies that investors can count on for high dividend yields.
  55. The AAA Rated Bond Club Gets Smaller

    March 5, 2009
    As the recession continues the number of companies rated AAA gets smaller.
  56. Five Large-Cap February Flops

    March 4, 2009
    Will selling your stock now save you from future floundering, or can you stomach the flops as they come?
  57. Avoid The Dividend Trap

    March 4, 2009
    Finance experts like Suze Orman suggest any investment in stocks should have a dividend. Learn why that's not necessarily ...
  58. Dark Horse Candidates To Enter The Dow

    March 4, 2009
    The DJIA is sure to be rebalanced over the next year as some members teeter on bankruptcy or face falling from the index. ...
  59. Against The Grain: Four Stocks Raising Their Dividends

    February 19, 2009
    Looking for divivend stock? Take a look at these four companies.
  60. Is Sony Doomed?

    December 10, 2008
    Layoffs may help today, but that isn't the company's biggest problem.
  61. Build Diversity Through Beta

    November 26, 2008
    Learn how mixing high and low beta stocks from the Dow can be the first step in creating a diversified portfolio.
  62. Hospital Spending Fears Expose SonoSite

    November 5, 2008
    Small med-tech player SonoSite struggles to stay ahead of frozen hospital budgets and tough credit environment.
  63. Seeing Green With Alternative Energy Play

    October 31, 2008
    Learn to use ETFs and the current market distaste for the sector to dip into long-term green energy investments.
  64. Swiss Power Company ABB Flickers

    October 28, 2008
    ABB has been hammered on worries about the global economy. It's a good play for the long-term, but today's buyers need a ...
  65. Preferred Stock ETFs

    October 20, 2008
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs to see why they have fared so poorly as of late.
  66. Cash Is King Once More

    October 13, 2008
    Companies with a heavy dependence asset-backed commercial paper are doomed if investors get cold feet. Learn which companies ...
  67. 5 Active Stocks To Watch On October 2

    October 2, 2008
    The liquidity crunch is creating opportunity for investors with an eye to the future. We explore Warren Buffett's GE stake. ...
  68. Emerson Electric - Where Steady Is The New Sexy

    September 18, 2008
    With the markets in turmoil, it's time to seek steady companies with strong balance sheets, achievable goals and smart leaders. ...
  69. Top 5 Volume Stocks For September 16

    September 16, 2008
    A look at five of the most active stocks in the market by midday, with a focus on embattled AIG.
  70. Top Bond ETFs That Let You Sleep Soundly

    September 4, 2008
    Investors interested in fixed-income should consider this trio of bond ETFs.
  71. Big Banks Move Into Microfinance-For-Profit

    August 1, 2008
    Several corporate giants have begun partnering with NGOs to hand out $50-$100 loans to the world's poor. Is this altruism ...
  72. Knowing It’s Going To Rain Is Better Than Guessing

    July 24, 2008
    Weather forecasting is playing an increasingly important role in big business.
  73. Wind Power's Top Turbine Makers

    July 21, 2008
    Wind Power investments in the U.S. are limited, but there are options for creative investors. We examine a few top picks. ...
  74. Investor Relations Counts

    June 4, 2008
    Public companies that refuse to communicate with the public are dangerous investments. We examine those that are best at ...
  75. Why GE's Freefall Didn't Pull Down The Dow

    April 11, 2008
    GE took a pounding Friday, yet the DJIA hardly moved. It's a flawed system where the more a company falls, the less it counts. ...
  76. Visa, MasterCard, and Now General Electric? (GE)

    January 7, 2008
    Consumer credit financing is big business. GE created its own card and partnered with major companies across the U.S. to ...
  77. Barron's Love-In Can't Help GE (GE)

    June 7, 2007
    Barron's ran a positive cover on GE last week. Usually this would move the stock higher, but it didn't work this time.
  78. Bullet Proof (AH, BAESY, FRPT)

    May 11, 2007
    People, vehicles and aircraft are safer from hostile fire because of these firms and the technology they produce.
  79. GE vs 3M -- Who's Better After Earnings?

    April 27, 2007
    A side-by-side comparison of two conglomerate heavyweights.
  80. Paying Steep CEO Salaries For Flat Share Price Performance

    January 22, 2007
    Are the lucrative pay packages of today's prominent executives really worth the high price tag?
  81. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 2

    November 23, 2005
    In this piece we'll explore different types of economic moats.
  82. The Little Things That Matter

    October 26, 2005
    Everybody's talking about it but how exactly do you invest in nanotechnology? Let David Harper shed some light on the subject. ...
  83. The Law of Large Numbers

    August 8, 2005
    How big is too big? In this piece we tackle the problem of companies that may be 'too big' for your portfolio.
  84. Does Google's Price Tag Make Sense?

    August 3, 2005
    At times (the Advisor office no exception) there has been talk of a mini bubble in Google’s stock. The questions that needs ...
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