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Stocks Dominating Wall Street: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW)

Following previous ticker characteristics, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) also run on active notice, stock price reduced -0.06% after traded at $31.04 in most recent trading session. General Electric Co. (GE) has reported plans to take over two European 3D-printing companies, Sweden-based Arcam AB and and German-based SLM Solutions for a total of $1.4 billion.

GE’s acquisition of two European 3D-printing platforms will expand its additive manufacturing operations, helping raise sales and widen margins to boost the new business’s income to a target of $1 billion by 2020. GE will pay for Arcam with a premium of 37% and SLM Solutions at a 53% premium. Both companies reported incomes of $70 million in 2015.

GE has price to earnings ratio of 29.34 and the price to current year EPS stands at -82.30%. Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year’s EPS that would be 14.29%. The earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as the co has 2.96% dividend yield.

Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 0.97% for a week and 0.74% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.24. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Revolving Stocks.” The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.30 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of -0.64%. GE’s institutional ownership was registered as 57.50%, while insider ownership was 0.05%.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price moved down -0.53% during latest trading session as,

Analysts Practices; to watch unbiased undervalue securities, there is need to see following technical rations. ITW holds price to earnings ratio of 22.15 that presents much better indication for a stock’s value than the market price alone. Based on historic views, the average P/E ratio in market fluctuates between 15 to 25, but alone low P/E ratio does not necessarily mean that a company is undervalue. With reference to all theories, earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as ITW has 2.18% dividend yield.

Narrow down focus to other ratios, the co has current ratio of 2.20 that indicates if ITW lies in 1.3% to 3% then it is acceptable for both active and passive investors, but sometimes its varies industry to industry. Generally, it indicates good short-term financial strength. Street is more conscious on this after SunEdison, Inc. case. To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.80, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 1.45, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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