- General Electric’s Oil and Gas division and Baker Hughes recently announced plans to join forces.
- Some have suggested that this is a slam dunk win-win for all parties. I am not so sure.
- General Electric may have bitten off more than the company can chew. This may cause margins to take a hit. The prospects for a dividend increase near term have diminished.
- Nevertheless, there may be a silver lining for prospective and current shareholders. In the following article I provide my two cents for dividend growth investors to take or leave.