March 22 General Electric Co said it
lowered its target for structural costs at its industrial
business for this year and the next, after discussions with
activist shareholder Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management.
The company also forecast a 10.5 percent increase in
operating profit for the unit in 2017. GE now expects a profit
of $17.2 billion.
GE cut its outlook for 2017 industrial structural costs -
selling, general and administrative costs, adjusted corporate
operating profit and other costs - to $23.9 billion from $24.9
billion last year, and to $22.9 billion in 2018.
(Reporting by Rachit Vats in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb