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TD Ameritrade (AMTD) Joins GE (GE), Coke (KO), McDonalds (MCD), Visa (V), AT&T (T) As USOC Sponsor

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) has reportedly signed on to be a sponsor for the U.S. Olympic Committee, the first in the online broker segment to do so.They will join others like Acer, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Visa (NYSE:V), Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD), AT&T (NYSE:T), Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW), Atos Origin, BMW Group NA, BP (NYSE:BP), General Electric (NYSE:GE), McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), Procter

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General Electric (GE) Building $550 Million Brazilian Research Center

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With an eye toward expanding its presence in Brazil, General Electric (NYSE:GE) announced it will be building a $550 million research center in Brazil, focusing on IT, energy and health sectors. The center will be built in the state of Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian Science and Technology Minister Aloizio Mercadante, who attended a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and GE

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General Electric (NYSE:GE) Secures 30-year Repair, Overhaul Deal with HAL in India

Filed in GE Aviation, General Electric, Gold Prices, HAL, o, silver by on February 9, 2011 0 Comments

General Electric Co.’s (NYSE:GE) GE Aviation announced they’ve signed a 30-year deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to overhaul and repair aircraft systems for the Hawk MK132, an advanced jet trainer for the Indian Air Force.GE Aviation will “develop, supply and commission” test equipment under the terms of the licensing agreement. They’ll also provide training and technical data for

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General Electric’s Price Target Boosted at Oppenheimer (GE)

Multinational conglomerate General Electric Company ( GE ) on Wednesday saw its price target boosted by analysts at Oppenheimer. The firm said it now expects GE shares to reach $25, which implies a more than 20% upside to the stock’s Tuesday closing price of $20.80. Oppenheimer also maintained its “Outperform” rating on GE, citing strong growth in its industrial segment. General Electric shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line We have been recommending shares of General Electric ( GE ) since July 23, 2010, when the stock was trading at $15.21. The company has a 2.69% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $20.80. General Electric Company ( GE ) is a “Recommended” dividend stock, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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General Electric Upgraded to “Buy” at Argus Research on Strong Industrial Business (GE)

Multinational conglomerate General Electric Company ( GE ) on Friday caught a big upgrade from analysts at Argus Research. The firm said it boosted its rating on GE from “Hold” to “Buy” with a $26 price target. That target implies a 28% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $20.28. An Argus analyst noted that GE’s strengthening industrial business is driving growth within the company. General Electric shares rose 12 cents, or +0.6%, in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line We have been recommending shares of General Electric ( GE ) since July 23, 2010, when the stock was trading at $15.21. The company has a 2.76% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $20.28. General Electric Company ( GE ) is a “Recommended” dividend stock, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Jan.18-21 (GE, MOS, MS, BAC, FCX, CLF, more)

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield Pep Boys ( PBY ) $14.15 +7.28% 0.85% Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT ) $79.22 +6.34% 3.79% General Electric Company ( GE ) $19.74 +4.89% 2.84% Adtran Inc. ( ADTN ) $41.32 +4.87% 0.87% Oracle Corporation ( ORCL ) $32.51 +4.03% 0.62% Morgan Stanley ( MS ) $30.01 +3.55% 0.67% Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU ) $58.17 -6.19% 0.58% Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ) $14.25 -6.56% 0.28% Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF ) $81.66 -8.08% 0.69% Freeport-McMoran ( FCX ) $108.40 -8.41% 1.85% CF Industries Holdings Inc. ( CF ) $133.30 -8.87% 0.30% Sotheby’s Holdings Inc. ( BID ) $41.27 -9.04% 0.48% Mosaic Company (the) ( MOS ) $73.20 -11.78% 0.27% Hudson City Bancorp Inc. ( HCBK ) $11.25 -14.71% 5.33% Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.21 (GE, COF, STI, FCX, BTU, MCD, JNJ, more)

We sometimes hear from dividend investors who simply over-analyze their investments. For instance, dividend stock prices are automatically negatively adjusted on the ex-dividend date to reflect the upcoming payout. This practice, put into place by the exchanges themselves, prevents people from “gaming” the dividend system. Investors sometimes panic at these price drops, despite them being a natural part of dividend investing. A one- or two-point drop in a high-quality dividend stock, especially as a result of an ex-dividend adjustment, is nothing to be concerned about! Now if the stocks gets down 20-25% off its 52-week high, then and only then you may have something to worry yourself with. This illustrates the danger of focusing on the short term, which usually causes investors to start trying to time the markets. Trying to time every movement perfectly is trading, not investing, so forget about looking for immediate price gains as soon as you purchase a security! Before we look at today’s market action, just a quick note to check out today’s new recommendation changes in the link below if you did not read the e-mail alert we sent out earlier. The market got off to a decent start on the back of solid earnings results from General Electric ( GE ). We also saw positive reactions to financial plays SunTrust Banks ( STI ), Capital One Financial ( COF ), and BB&T Corp ( BBT ). Wall Street analyst upgrades also helped lift shares of Eaton Corp ( ETN ) and Parker-Hannifin ( PH ). Sellers hit commodity plays once again, with Freeport McMoran ( FCX ), Walter Energy ( WLT ), and Peabody Energy ( BTU ) taking a hit. I’m hearing from some gold and silver investors about the recent pain they have seen with the recent price drop. I don’t see any particular long-term worries at this point, but with signs of the economy getting its mojo back, the case for the metals may not be as seductive as it has been. Overall, it may be a good time to get some gold stock candidates ready to examine on healthy pullbacks. I have been consistently saying here that the metals could be in for a pullback, and urged caution back in late November, so hopefully anyone that was sitting on nice profits was able to ring the register at higher levels. I still believe that this generation of investors is not afraid of looking at commodities for a part an investment portfolio, so I doubt that we will go back to long-term periods of gold and silver languishing. We finish up …

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General Electric Shares Rise as Q4 Profit, Revenue Beat View (GE)

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Multinational conglomerate General Electric Company ( GE ) on Friday said its fourth quarter profit jumped 50% from last year, beating analyst estimates and sending its shares higher in premarket trading. The Fairfield, CT-based company reported fourth quarter net income of $4.5 billion, or 42 cents per share, compared with $3 billion, or 28 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time items, adjusted profit was 36 cents per share. Revenue rose 1% from last year to $41.38 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a smaller profit of 32 cents per share, on lower revenue of $39.9 billion. GE shares rose 70 cents, or +3.8%, in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line We have been recommending shares of General Electric ( GE ) since July 23, 2010, when the stock was trading at $15.21. The company has a 3.04% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $18.43. General Electric Company ( GE ) is a “Recommended” dividend stock, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Comcast (Nasdaq:CMCSA) Wins FCC Approval to Acquire NBC Universal (NYSE:GE)

Filed in Comcast, General Electric, Hulu Plus, Lear, NBCU, o, silver by on January 18, 2011 0 Comments

Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq:CMCSA) announced today they’ve cleared one more hurdle in their quest to acquire majority interest in NBC Universal from General Electric (NYSE:GE). Two unidentified agency officials said the FCC voted 4-1 for the deal to be allowed to go forward. The deal still has to be cleared with the Justice Department in order to win final approval to go ahead. Along with the NBC

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