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General Electric Company (GE), Pall Corporation (PLL): Keep An Eye On This Filtration Company

General Electric, or GE, is one of the world’s largest conglomerates whose businesses are as diverse as many investors’ entire portfolios. GE trades for just 16.4 times earnings, with 12% forward growth projected. While the company does have a lot of debt ($236 billion as of the end of 2012), mostly from GE Capital, they do pay the best yield of the group at 3.24%. There is also some benefit to having so many streams of income in one company. GE’s filtration business is part of its Power & Water segment, which accounts for just fewer than 20% of the company’s sales.

Conclusion

While Pall may seem a little pricey, it still does make a very good long-term investment. The stability created by its healthy balance sheet, combined with high growth potential are a good combination for anyone’s portfolio. Of course, there is no harm in waiting to see if the share price pulls back a bit. With that in mind, pay particular attention to the company’s earnings call on May 30, and consider any negative surprise as a buying opportunity in a long-term winner.

The article Keep An Eye On This Filtration Company originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Matthew Frankel.

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