General Electric Company (GE) unveiled a power plant capable of adjusting its production based on fluctuations in wind and solar power. The company spent $500 million to develop the system. Drawing from its jet engine expertise, it designed a plant that will ramp up at a rate of more than 50 megawatts per minute, which is twice the rate of industry peers.
In another development, a new data and analytics solution has developed by GE Healthcare and Thomson Reuters (TRI). This will enable pharmaceutical firms and healthcare organizations to conduct evidence-based research on data in order to better quantify the effectiveness of medical treatments on discrete patient populations.
GE has one of the best infrastructure franchises worldwide with solid organic growth rates, exposure to favorable secular trends and a large installed base supporting a growing annuity-like services business.
The infrastructure businesses of GE are helping build the energy, health, transportation and technology infrastructure of the new century. These businesses provide the products and services that help developing regions participate in the global economy, while also helping developed regions upgrade with cleaner, more efficient and better infrastructure technologies.
Financial business at GE offers an array of products and services aimed at enabling commercial businesses, consumers and markets worldwide to build a stronger, financially secure future.
The company has adopted strategic imperatives to strengthen its portfolio by building strong growth platforms and generating cash from low-return businesses. Its focus remains on accelerating organic growth and achieving technical and service excellence, while building enduring customer relationships around the world.
GE has products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. Since its incorporation in 1892, the company has developed or acquired new technologies and services that have broadened considerably the scope of its activities. United Technologies Corporation (UTX) is a major competitor.
We currently have an Outperform recommendation on General Electric.
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