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I've owned GE for some time now. I have a hard time doing a rulemaker analysis because of the multiple different businesses they are in. If you ignore GE Capital it scores reasonably well as a rulemaker

Mark,

I've done the same thing. At first, I tried to run the "entire" GE through the RM analysis with very screwy results on cash to debt and in other areas. After realizing that I couldn't analyze this diversified company in the same way we've analysed other RM stocks, I took GE Capital out of the equation. As you've said, the non-capital side scores fairly high as a rule maker, although, like you, I've not done the analysis for 6 months or so. (A while back, I posted both spreadsheets to the RM companies board under the user name powerfade)

Perhaps I'm being a little unfair to the RM port managers, but it almost seems to me that GE gets penalized because it's too complex to analyze with our usual set of RM criteria.

As I've said, it's one of my largest holdings and I hope they give it a shot.

Thanks for your comments,

hogan
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