Two Stock to Watch in 2019

1. Amalgamated Bank(NASDAQ:AMAL

AMALGAMATED BANK #AMAL 6 MONTH CHART

It is the largest union-owned bank and one of the only unionized banks in the United States.

about #amal FROM AMALGAMATEDBANK.COM

We’re the bank for people who care what their money does in the world. When you deposit your money at Amalgamated, it supports sustainable organizations, progressive causes, and social justice. We are committed to environmental and social responsibility. We’re net-zero and powered by 100% renewable energy, and we have a long, proud history of providing affordable access to the banking system, supporting immigrants and affordable housing, and being a champion of workers’ rights.

Amalgamated Bank (NASDAQAMAL) is an American financial institution. It is the largest union-owned bank and one of the only unionized banks in the United States. Amalgamated Bank is currently majority-owned by Workers United (an American and Canadian union which represents about 85,000 workers in the textile, commercial laundrypharmaceutical, and gaming industries), an SEIU Affiliate. (Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is a labor union representing almost 1.9 million workers in over 100 occupations in the United States and Canada.)

Founded on April 14, 1923, by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, As of June 30, 2015, Amalgamated Bank has nearly $4 billion in assets. Through its Institutional Asset Management and Custody Division, Amalgamated Bank is one of the leading providers of investment and trust services to Taft-Hartley plans in the United States. The bank oversees over $45 billion in investment advisory and custodial services.

In August 2018, Amalgamated Bank filed an Initial public offering and became publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the Ticker symbol “AMAL”.

Amalgamated Bank provides affordable and accessible banking to its customers, advocates for workers’ rights, and promotes high standards of environmental, social and corporate governance practices. Amalgamated Bank clients include progressive individuals and organizations like presidential campaigns, labor unions and nonprofits.

The bank offers personal banking, small business, commercial banking, and intuitional investing services across New York City, California, Washington, D.C., and Colorado.

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A Leap year for AMAL

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#AMAL dividend History

2. General Electric (NYSE:GE)

GENERAL ELECTRIC #GE 5 YEAR CHART

 General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston. As of 2018, the company operates through the following segments: aviationhealthcarepowerrenewable energydigital industryadditive manufacturingventure capital and finance, lighting, oil and gas.

In 2018, GE ranked among the Fortune 500 as the 18th-largest firm in the U.S. by gross revenue. In 2011, GE ranked among the Fortune 20 as the 14th-most profitable company but has since very severely underperformed the market (by about 75%) as its profitability collapsed.. Two employees of GE—Irving Langmuir (1932) and Ivar Giaever (1973)—have been awarded the Nobel Prize.

During 1889, Thomas Edison had business interests in many electricity-related companies including Edison Lamp Company, a lamp manufacturer in East Newark, New JerseyEdison Machine Works, a manufacturer of dynamos and large electric motors in Schenectady, New YorkBergmann & Company, a manufacturer of electric lighting fixturessockets, and other electric lighting devices; and Edison Electric Light Company, the patent-holding company and the financial arm backed by J.P. Morgan and the Vanderbilt family for Edison’s lighting experiments.

In 1889, Drexel, Morgan & Co., a company founded by J.P. Morgan and Anthony J. Drexel, financed Edison’s research and helped merge those companies under one corporation to form Edison General Electric Company, which was incorporated in New York on April 24, 1889. The new company also acquired Sprague Electric Railway & Motor Company in the same year.

In 1880, Gerald Waldo Hart formed the American Electric Company of New Britain, Connecticut, which merged a few years later with Thomson-Houston Electric Company, led by Charles Coffin. In 1887, Hart left to become superintendent of the Edison Electric Company of Kansas City, Missouri. General Electric was formed through the 1892 merger of Edison General Electric Company of Schenectady, New York, and Thomson-Houston Electric Company of Lynn, Massachusetts, with the support of Drexel, Morgan & Co. Both plants continue to operate under the GE banner to this day. The company was incorporated in New York, with the Schenectady plant used as headquarters for many years thereafter. Around the same time, General Electric’s Canadian counterpart, Canadian General Electric, was formed.

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