Now that both of these manufacturing giants having released their fourth-quarter earnings reports and offered up their 2021 outlooks, it’s an opportune time to sit down and attempt to gauge which company’s stock is likely to do better this year.
It’s an especially interesting comparison because General Electric (NYSE: GE) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) are key partners in the aviation industry, so to a certain extent, their fortunes are tied.
I’ll cut to the chase. I think General Electric shares would be the better buy for most investors. I’ll come back to that point in a moment, but Boeing might suit some investors. Specifically, Boeing might be better for those aviation bulls who are aggressively looking for upside potential from the pending return of passenger traffic.