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What Investors Think About General Electric Company


Together, we are all trying to build our fortunes by finding well-run companies at bargain-basement prices. But it takes work to scour earnings reports, scrutinize key data, and assess the competition.


To help you out, we've created a screen based on the massive data aggregated from the more than 165,000 investors competing on our Motley Fool CAPS platform. Each quarter, we check in on select companies after they file a 10-Q and track community sentiment to help you see how your company is doing.

Here's our CAPS community's sentiment on General Electric(NYSE: GE) both for this quarter and last (for comparison), as well as opinions on some related companies.

Metric General Electric Tomkins(NYSE:TKS) Raven Industries(Nasdaq: RAVN) American Real Estate Partners(NYSE: IEP)
This Quarter (8/2/2010):
Price: $16.41 $20.53 $35.20 $39.81
% of Members Rating Outperform 93% 88% 97% 78%
% of All-Star Members Rating Outperform 96% 94% 99% 75%
CAPS Rating (out of 5) **** ** ***** **
Last Quarter (5/4/2010):
Price: $18.46 $14.17 $30.64 $43.25
% of Members Rating Outperform 93% 89% 97% 77%
% of All-Star Members Rating Outperform 96% 100% 99% 75%
CAPS Rating (out of 5) **** *** ***** **

Source: Motley Fool CAPS. Dates given are the posting dates of General Electric Company's most recent quarterly and/or annual reports to the SEC's website. Percentages are calculated from the number of members rating each company.

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