General Electric Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

GE -  USA Stock  

USD 97.55  1.54  1.60%

The current analyst and expert consensus on General Electric is Hold with 6 hold recommendations. The current projected General Electric target price consensus is 116.27 with 11 analyst opinions. One of the most common ways General Electric analysts use to provide buy-or-sell recommendation to the public are conference calls analysis and financial statements evaluations. Some experts can also talk to General Electric vendors, executives, and/or customers. General Electric recommendation module provides expert sentiment on the projected General Electric target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on target price standard deviation of 25.491. Please check Macroaxis Advice on General Electric to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

General Analyst Recommendations 

 
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The current year Gross Profit is expected to grow to about 26.4 B. The current year Profit Margin is expected to grow to 0.07. General Electric Cash and Equivalents is projected to decrease significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Cash and Equivalents was at 36.53 Billion. The current year Total Debt is expected to grow to about 76.9 B, whereas Receivables is forecasted to decline to about 23.6 B.

General Electric Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. General target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. General target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions13
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Hold
Most General analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand General stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of General Electric, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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General Electric Target Price Projection

General Electric's current and average target prices are 97.55 and 116.27, respectively. The current price of General Electric is the price at which General Electric is currently trading. On the other hand, General Electric's target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

General Electric Market Quote on 7th of December 2021

Low Price96.3Odds
High Price98.33Odds

97.55

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On General Electric Target Price

Low Estimate55.0Odds
High Estimate140.0Odds
Number of Analysts11
Standard Deviation25.491

116.272

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on General Electric and the information provided on this page.

General Electric Analyst Ratings

General Electric's analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about General Electric stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of General Electric's financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. General Electric's historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Average Consensus Estimates

About General Electric Target Price Projections

General Electric's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as General Electric and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of General depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for General Electric including analysis of its current option contracts.
General Electric's latest option contracts expiring on 2021-12-10 are carrying combined implied volatility of 27.22 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 1.17 over 92 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying more puts than calls on contracts expiring on 2021-12-10. The current put volume is at 2279, with calls trading at the volume of 2894. This yields a 0.79 put-to-call volume ratio. The General Electric option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current General Electric option contracts. It shows all of General Electric's listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2021-12-10 Option Contracts

General Electric option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in General Electric's lending market. For example, when General Electric's puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on General Electric, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting General Electric stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows General Electric's distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. General Electric's open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for General Electric's option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

General Electric Maximum Pain Price accross 2021-12-10 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as General Electric close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
General Electric's stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of General Electric common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell General stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If General Electric's stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Please check Macroaxis Advice on General Electric to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

General Electric In The Money Call Balance

When General Electric's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against General Electric stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying General Electric's options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' options written on General Electric are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

General Current Options Market Mood

General Electric's open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps General Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of General Electric's calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. General Electric's option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current General Electric's option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Additional General Electric Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of General Electric is a key component of General Electric valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a General Electric.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of General Electric's price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of General Electric in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
95.6997.5899.47
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
87.80108.03109.92
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
91.9093.7995.67
Details
Earnings
Estimates (6)
LowProjected EPSHigh
1.601.992.40
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as General Electric. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against General Electric's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, General Electric's competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in General Electric.

Additional General Electric Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of General Electric is a key component of General Electric valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a General Electric.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of General Electric's price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of General Electric in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
95.6997.5899.47
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
87.80108.03109.92
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
91.9093.7995.67
Details
Earnings
Estimates (6)
LowProjected EPSHigh
1.601.992.40
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as General Electric. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against General Electric's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, General Electric's competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in General Electric.

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The data published in General Electric's official financial statements usually reflect General Electric's business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of General Electric. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by General accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what General Electric's liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Industrials space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of General Electric's financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, General Electric's management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in General Electric's accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of General Electric. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of General Electric's management to manipulate its earnings.