GE is this a buy?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by kowboy, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. kowboy


    I'm unable to tell if GE is a buy at this point in time. I was intending to enter for a long term hold. Here's the latest investor letter update on their web page.

    The latest 10-k 2007 financial statement:

    What I don't understand is the risk assesment or lack thereof and the composition for the $86 billion unsecured senior notes which were issued to institutional and retail investors. By the way the total sharholder equity is $115 billion.

    Seems they were smart enough to get out of the risky residential mortgage market and the commercial loans only have a 68% L to V, a pretty good ratio. Delinquency rates at GE money ($175 billion) had increased slightly to 5.36%, not much more than the 2006 delinquency.

    Any comments as to the long term prospects would be appreciated.
  2. dsq


    no...looks like its headed to 20 or under...wait...this is a bear market... no need to rush in...