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Report: Ge To Spin Off Consumer Finance Business

He said they wanted to reduce the finance arm's assets from $402 billion in this year's first quarter to between $300 billion and $350 billion by the end of next year. "That is going to create excess cash in GE Capital, and we are going to use that excess cash to buy back stock," Immelt said. That asset total had dropped to $391 billion by the second quarter, according to Martin. Immelt said in May that the company still planned to expand GE Capital's core business, which is commercial lending. He also told his audience that capital markets were receptive to IPOs. GE's stock has climbed nearly 11 percent so far this year. @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the "Enter symbol/company" at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Copyright/IP Policy Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges .

Real-World Applications of Behavioral Finance

By keeping track of investments, investors might be able to identify their illogical tendencies. While behavioral finance can be used to minimize investors mistakes, it can also be used to take advantage of others missteps. Behavioral finances increasing popularity has spawned a rise in the number of funds hoping to capitalize on behavioral finance principles. Fuller and Thaler Growth Fund The Fuller and Thaler Growth Fund hopes to locate assets that are mispriced because of market under reaction. The Growth Fund focuses on companies in mature industries or who have financial difficulties. When evaluating companies, they use a three-step process. First, similar to standard investment firms, they evaluate companies using quantitative methods. Second, they determine whether a companys earnings increases are temporary or permanent. Third, if the companies have surprise earnings increases, they use behavioral First Financial analysis to see the market is underreacting.

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