Analyst Speculation on GE Interest in Rockwell Automation Fires Up Rumor Mill

General Electric’s recent moves to divest itself of divisions and product lines such as NBC Universal and its security systems business have inspired analysts who track the company to do some holiday shopping on GE’s behalf. One analyst in a recent letter to investors had a provocative idea for what Plainville, Conn.-based GE could do with the proceeds of the transactions, and stirred up quite a bit of speculation in the process.

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