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Company: General Electric Co.
Ticker:GE
Yahoo Beta:1.09
Industry:Conglomerate

Company Description:  GE is a diversified industrial corporation whose products include appliances, lighting products, aircraft engines and plastics. GE also owns NBC.

Purchase Date:11 Nov 2008 Sale Date:27 Jan 2009
Purchase Price:$17.16 Sale Price:$13.00
  --Split Adjusted:$17.16  --Split Adjusted:$13.00
Shares Purchased:130 Shares Sold:130
  --Split Adjusted:130  --Split Adjusted:130
Transaction Fee:$12.95 Transaction Fee:$12.96
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$31.62 High$0.00
Date12 May 2008 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$17.81 Low$0.00
Date11 Nov 2008 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$871.70 S&P (Sale Date):$838.61

Purchase
Timing:  The stock is at a six month low.
Reason:  GE has a high dividend yield. With its diversified portfolio of industries and strong market position, we expect GE will be a good long run value investment.

Sale
Timing:  
Reason:  GE's recent earnings announcement threatens its triple A rating, suggesting that the firm may cut dividends. We bought this stock in large part because of its attractive dividend yield.

S&P Gain: -3.8 % Annualized Gain: -26.46%
Stock Gain: -24.24 % Annualized Gain: -88.95%

Dividends:$40.30
Net Holding Return ($): $-526.41
Net Holding Return (%): -23.46 %