Shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) stock are now trading in the triple digits as of Monday after the company announced some major news this past weekend.
After proposing a 1-for-8 reverse stock split back in March, General Electric officially made it happen last Friday. Now, shares are trading above $100 after closing at $12.95 on Jul. 30.
So, what details do GE stock investors need to know? Let’s take a look at some of the important items from the stock split.
- According to the original announcement, this split will “decrease the number of shares outstanding to a number more typical of companies with comparable market capitalization.”
- For example, Honeywell International (NASDAQ:HON) also has a triple-digit stock price at more than $230 per share today.
- Of course, GE stock is now above that same triple-digit threshold. But it will need to perform to get to the same level as peers like HON stock.
- According to Barron’s, reverse stock splits “typically trouble investors. They are a sign that things are going wrong.”
- However, with the size and reputation of General Electric, this doesn’t appear to be the case for GE stock.
- Prior to the moves last week, GE stock was up 16% year-to-date (YTD) as of Jul. 16.
GE stock was down around 2% as of Monday afternoon.
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