4 Large-Cap Alternatives to General Electric for Yield-Hungry Investors

General Electric's (GE) announcement Monday that it was cutting its dividend in half sent the shares down 7%. It also reduced GE's indicated dividend yield from 4.7%, when trading started yesterday, to 2.5% once the stock reacted to the news.

For starters, given the company's lofty dividend payout ratio over the past few years, this cut was not a major shock, and the move will "save" GE $4 billion per year. That may not lessen the pain for current shareholders who have not had much to cheer about the past several years, with GE now trading at a five-and-a-half-year low....535 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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