General Electric Gains on Goldman Sachs Rating, Price Target


General Electric GE shares jumped higher in pre-market trading Friday after analysts at Goldman Sachs resumed coverage of the industrial group with a buy rating and a $10 price target.

Goldman Sachs analyst Joe Ritchie, citing the progress towards a ‘”leaner, structurally more productive company with better capital discipline” during the two-year tenure of CEO Larry Culp, said the group’s free cash flows will improve next year as its higher-margin businesses recover from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. He also argues there is potential upside for both the stock and its longer-term price target heading into the group’s third quarter earnings on October 28.

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