Gordon Haskett's John Inch On Why General Electric Is 'Very Overvalued'

General Electric Co GE shares have rallied 160% in the last 11 months, leading them to become "very overvalued," Gordon Haskett senior analyst John Inch said Tuesday on Benzinga's "PreMarket Prep" show. 

The problem is with GE being valued at under 3% pre-cash yield, the analyst said.

"If everyone were valued at GE's valuation, all these other stocks would be going up 25%." 

"PreMarket Prep" producer Spencer Israel asked about the 8-1 reverse split that the GE board recommended.

Inch replied that the company did not have a good response as to why it is doing the split.

"It's kind of odd," he told Benzinga, adding that he expects the split to take place by the end of 2021.

Competitively, the company's products are pretty good, Inch said, but the problem for GE is the amount of its outstanding debt.

The Gordon Haskett analyst has a Hold rating on General Electric with an $11 price target. 

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Benzinga's Israel asked Inch if he had a favorite name as it relates to President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan.

"That would be Eaton Corp PLC ETN," the Gorden Haskett analyst said.

The company has a 30% market share and is the largest low-voltage electrical equipment supplier in Canada and the United States, he said.

Watch Benzinga's full interview with John Inch in the clip below.

Eaton gets the double benefit of its favorable positioning based on its electrical businesses, and as an Irish company, it will not have to pay higher corporate taxes the way that everyone else will have to, Inch said. 

GE, ETN Price Action: Eaton shares were down 1.58% at $139.06 at last check Tuesday. General Electric shares were down 0.7% at $13.50. 

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