General Electric Company [NYSE: GE] surged by $0.18 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $13.565 during the day while it closed the day at $13.46. The company report on March 30, 2021 that Fit for the COVID Fight: GE Healthcare Expands Ultrasound Family with New Point of Care System and AI Offering.
Driven by pandemic realities and clinical demand for portable and intelligent point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), GE Healthcare unveiled Venue Fit™, a streamlined and compact POCUS system, alongside an industry-first AI offering for cardiac imaging on the Venue™ and Venue Go™. The Venue Fit is the smallest system in GE Healthcare’s Venue Family, featuring an easy-to-clean touchscreen, intuitive scanning tools, and a small footprint designed to fit in tight spaces often found in point-of-care settings.
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The Venue Fit and associated AI come at a time where clinicians are relying on point of care ultrasound to combat the more than 127 million COVID-19 cases worldwide.1 Offering portability, real-time images, cleanability and workflow efficiency, POCUS has become an essential tool enabling clinicians to quickly triage and monitor patients in and outside of COVID wards. Accordingly, GE Healthcare saw orders for its existing Venue Go system increase more than fivefold in 2020 compared to the year prior.2.
General Electric Company stock has also gained 3.62% of its value over the past 7 days. However, GE stock has inclined by 24.63% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 115.71% and gained 24.63% year-on date.
The market cap for GE stock reached $116.91 billion, with 8.77 billion shares outstanding and 8.75 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 86.05M shares, GE reached a trading volume of 50653208 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about General Electric Company [GE]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GE shares is $14.04 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GE stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Oppenheimer have made an estimate for General Electric Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 11, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price from $13 to $17. The new note on the price target was released on March 04, 2021, representing the official price target for General Electric Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $11, while DZ Bank analysts kept a Hold rating on GE stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for General Electric Company is set at 0.51, with the Price to Sales ratio for GE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.47. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.32, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.06.
GE stock trade performance evaluation
General Electric Company [GE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.62. With this latest performance, GE shares dropped by -0.81% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 115.71% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 95.07% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.43, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.27, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.28 for General Electric Company [GE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.42, while it was recorded at 13.22 for the last single week of trading, and 9.11 for the last 200 days.
General Electric Company [GE]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and General Electric Company [GE] shares currently have an operating margin of +3.83 and a Gross Margin at +25.04. General Electric Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.09.
Return on Total Capital for GE is now 2.55, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.43. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 17.74, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.14. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, General Electric Company [GE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 220.58. Additionally, GE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 68.81, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.75. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 207.17, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 64.61.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, General Electric Company [GE] managed to generate an average of $32,557 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.95 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.30.General Electric Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for General Electric Company [GE] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, General Electric Company posted 0.05/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.08/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -37.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GE.
General Electric Company [GE]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $72,948 million, or 63.60% of GE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GE stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 681,876,091, which is approximately -7.086% of the company’s market cap and around 0.24% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 646,951,204 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $8.59 billion in GE stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $7.52 billion in GE stock with ownership of nearly 0.389% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in General Electric Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 888 institutional holders increased their position in General Electric Company [NYSE:GE] by around 448,205,793 shares. Additionally, 872 investors decreased positions by around 305,990,401 shares, while 231 investors held positions by with 4,738,893,240 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 5,493,089,434 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GE stock had 281 new institutional investments in for a total of 100,890,217 shares, while 106 institutional investors sold positions of 28,109,003 shares during the same period.