General Electric's 2018 closer to normal than many think, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa sees downside risk to estimates for General Electric in the near term. In a fresh research note titled "'Normal' is a Relative Term: A Fresh Look at The GE Power Model," Tusa says his 2018 estimates for GE remain below consensus. Debate continues around the sum-of-the-parts and what could be done to unlock value, Tusa writes. He believes that after nine months in the role, management is likely to have a "better story to tell than the one they told in November the next time we hear from them." GE is already discussing actively with some investors the path forward for improvement off of what is perceived to be depressed operating levels, the analyst reveals. Tusa believes, however, that GE's 2018 is closer to "normal" than many think. The analyst sees support for his Underweight rating on the shares with an $11 price target. General Electric closed yesterday up 15c to $13.43.