SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

August 27, 2010 09:06 ET

Professional Research on General Electric and Rentech -- Where Conglomerates Are Doing It Right?

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2010) - gives shareholders valuable insight on conglomerates stocks General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Rentech Inc. (NYSE Amex: RTK). Sign up today at to receive free research reports on these equities.

Due to their highly diversified nature, companies within the Conglomerates sector are traditionally good bellwethers for the overall health of the economy. This makes them somewhat less risky investments during downturns as their movement tends to be less volatile. However, the strong link to the overall economy tends to mean they struggle to show profits during periods of economic distress for investor's looking to make shrewd gains during the downtrend. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to free reports conglomerates industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on General Electric Co., Rentech Inc. and other companies in this industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Lately, some conglomerates like General Electric are experiencing an uptrend in their financial divisions as the credit world strengthens. General Electric posted an increase of 14% in earnings this quarter to $3.03 billion. Traders can get direct and free access to today's full report on General Electric Co. by signing up at

Media is another positive for many conglomerates as a secular shift towards cable is providing a steady revenue source in affiliate fees. These positives are partially offset by struggles in their industrial divisions which are showing slower than usual sales. 

Flexibility is proving to be strength for many conglomerates as they orient their business strategies towards the ever-changing markets. The evolving global focus on new energy sources provides an opportunity for companies within the sector to tailor their energy divisions toward renewable energy. While prices fell along side of an increase in demand for synthetic fuels, the market should provide lucrative opportunities going forward through the wake of rising crude oil prices. However, some companies are concerned about governmental support for nuclear reactor projects as they struggle to compete for contracts internationally because of the lower prices offered for the construction of new plants by governmentally propped foreign companies. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting the conglomerates industry in today's economic environment.

Another key strength of this sector lies in its unique ability to draw capital from its wide spectrum of businesses for mergers and acquisitions. As the downturn creates attractive prices for various companies, those within the sector that can free up capital for acquisitions could find valuable opportunities for growth.

On the earnings front, Rentech Inc. reported a loss of $1.7 million for its fiscal third quarter on the back lower sales prices for its products especially the company's synthetic fuel products. Traders can have complimentary access to today's complete research report on Rentech Inc. by signing up at

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