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U.S. Day Ahead: Wall Street on GE dividend watch

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 02:19

April 19 - Investors will be scouring GE's results for any clues that it could possibly pay out a higher dividend. Also expect more news on cost-cutting and a share buyback according to Reuters' Scott Malone

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Wall Street will be looking for any clues of a higher dividends from GE when it reports before the bell. Yet to approve the pay out from GE's finance arm that conglomerate. That would be -- and some dollars and -- -- filtered down shareholders. Reuters correspondent Scott Malone says GE -- Jeff -- is under pressure to reinvigorate the company's stock. It's expected to be -- growth quarter in terms of profits out and not just and that global economy is. Not great Europe in particular concern US not so bad when he's trying to do is boost profit margins this year but taking costs out. In addition to -- the company is looking to buy back mortgage shares of land directly rewarding shareholders. Don't change this special sauce that's what investors wanna hear from McDonald's and coming -- dot Thompson. During the company's post earnings call. Officially takes the Helm of the world's biggest fast food chain in July. He is credited with helping the golden arches its best financial performance ever. The bottom line is set to be up from a year ago. Industrial and household products dominate the rest of earnings on the radar hot and well -- Clark and Schlumberger before the open. Don't expect any surprise hits or misses according to exclusive star -- figures. Just -- piece of data to crunch in the morning the act -- index. Big gauge of economic growth grew at an annualized rate of almost one and a half percent last week its highest level since August. I bet chief Christine Lagarde faces a key leadership test as she tries to raise a big up war chest to deal with future crises. This as dignitaries descend on DC Friday for the start of the IMF's spring meetings but guards target is over 400 billion dollars so far she's received only 300 billion. Thanks to Europe and Japan Reuters economic senators Donna Dawson says with the art needs to appeal that -- Nations but -- challenge is to get Brazil China and Russia to -- some extra money into the international monitoring. In return on they would like to have agreed to say in running the agency. Shall be meeting one on one with the country's. And then the G-20 sit down map hopefully on Friday they were faculty. I'm Rhonda -- this is Reuters.

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U.S. Day Ahead: Wall Street on GE dividend watch

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 02:19