Thread regarding General Electric Co. layoffs

How you are about to get skrewd, reverse stock split edition

Say you own 800 shares of stock. Current stock price is $13 per share.
Total value?
After stock split, you now own 100 shares of stock. Price after split is 104 per share.
Total value?

Great right?

Well, not so fast - GE has been selling shares on the open market over the past few quarters and its been accelerating...more shares are sold on open market.

When GE does this, it floods the market with equities and can drive the price down.


Reverse stock split.

So, say GE has 8Billion shares outstanding (they do - its close to that)
After stock split, GE will have 1Billion shares outstanding.

No change in market cap, and stock is higher price.

NOW what they will do is sell fewer shares to raise capital, diluting existing stock/bagholders.

When GE sells shares, the price per share WILL GO DOWN.

100,000,000 shares sold will net the company about $10B.

Each $10B in shares sold will dilute total shares outstanding and drive stock price down by approximately 5%.

GE is super hard up for cash, and GE's credit default swaps are RISING.

It means YOU, dear shareholder, are about to be LIQUIFIED - GE is going to use the split to reduce shares outstanding, then they are going to sell shares on the open market to raise capital.

This is your warning - The reverse stock split happens on 8/2.

Dont be the last bagholder to realize you are getting a raw deal.

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Post ID: @OP+1c1iv0b8

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Those earnings were terrible - GE "beat" on ADJUSTED non-GAAP earnings.

GAAP means "general approved accounting principles" - this is normal treatment of accounting.

Adjusted is the ABNORMAL treatment of accounting.

So again, they are fudging numbers to lie to investors....the pattern repeats....

Adjusted Non-GAAP is equivalent to playing fast and loose with accounting, pulling numbers out your but.

"GE Capital EPS from continuing operations attributable to GE common shareholders (GAAP) $ (0.07) "

The REAL number was a $0.07 LOSS per share vs last year they only (!) lost $0.05 per share.

Go look at page 26 yourself:

Today am watching orderflow - d-mb money swooped in and drove stock up, now smart money is reaping the d-mb money.

Shorts are the smart money.

At any value over 13.04 a share im seeing 50,000+ sized orders to sell short.

Shorts make money when stock falls.

Post ID: @1lrg+1c1iv0b8

GE is going the way of PAN-AM and many other corporate titans that are now, no more.

Post ID: @1ovu+1c1iv0b8

Ge stocks been in the toilet for years. Reverse split, isn't a magic wand to fix this company. After the reverse split I see it going down around $60 a share and staying in that range.

Post ID: @1jup+1c1iv0b8

Sounds like someone trying to scalp shares..

Post ID: @vjg+1c1iv0b8

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