Research on General Electric and Honeywell: Diversified Industrial Companies Provide Good Returns

 Research on General Electric and Honeywell: Diversified Industrial Companies
                             Provide Good Returns

PR Newswire

LONDON, February 22, 2013

LONDON, February 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Investing in well diversified companies brings about instant benefits like
diffusion of risk. These stocks are better insulated against sector -related
upheavals. Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) provides good capital
growth and robust dividend income. The company also has a solid track record
and has good balance sheet. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) sold its NBC
Universal stake to Comcast. The company also recently announced strong
quarterly and annual results. StockCall has posted free technical research
reports on General Electric and Honeywell International and these can be
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Honeywell International Pays Dividend

Honeywell International recently announced 41 cents per share in dividend,
payable on March 11^th. The company's current dividend yield is at 2.35
percent. The stock itself has appreciated 11 percent so far this year and its
12-month growth is at 17 percent. Thus, Honeywell International is a good
candidate to be included in a portfolio, on account of its solid capital
growth and robust dividend yield. Honeywell International Inc. technical
report can be accessed for free by signing up at 

Honeywell International recently got embroiled in a controversy as its air
conditioning refrigerant was deemed unsafe. The company refuted the claim and
cited an automotive industry research group findings for this purpose. While
the company is trying to get out the controversy, it is also looking to grow
through acquisitions. Honeywell International is currently vetting a list of
potential acquisition targets. The company management added that it is ideally
looking at the deals valued under $1 billion. It also recently completed the
purchase of Intermec for $600 million. The acquisition will help Honeywell
International in achieving synergy.

Honeywell International currently trades at Price/Earnings ratio of 18.86,
which is in-line with its industry average. The stock offers good entry point
and may provide solid returns in medium- to long-term period.

General Electric NBC Stake

General Electric is a diversified conglomerate. The company recently filed a
suit against Whirlpool Corp. over the pricing of a refrigerator component.
Notwithstanding the new lawsuit, the company stock is up 10 percent so far
this year. In the last 52 weeks, the stock gained 20 percent. General Electric
also offers 3.27 percent dividend yield. The company has over 100 years of
track record of consistent dividend payment. Download the free report on
General Electric Company upon registration at 

General Electric Company deals in a wide variety of services. On one hand, it
insulates the company against the vagaries of a particular sector, but at the
very same time, it is difficult to analyze different business units. The
company is in mature stage and while it may lack the glamour of new high
flying growth stocks, it offers consistent and solid returns. The stock is a
good candidate for an income driven long-term portfolio.

General Electric reported robust numbers for its fiscal fourth quarter as well
as for the full financial year. It also has healthy order book and is expected
to keep up its good performance. The company is also restructuring its
business and recently sold its stake in NBC Universal to Comcast in a $16
billion deal. The sale will help the company to infuse funds into its core
business and reduce its non-essential assets. Overall, General Electric is a
good stock for long-term value investment.

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