3 Key Takeaways From General Electric's Q2 Earnings

Getting to the bottom of GE's earnings report takes some digging. Image source: Getty Images.

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In the two weeks sinceGeneral Electric(NYSE: GE) announced its second-quarter earnings on July 22, the stock price has been sliding steadily downward. Just before the announcement, on July 19, it hit a one-year high of almost $33 a share. But it's dropped 5.5% since and is now sitting just above $31 a share.

You'd think such a prolonged slide was triggered by a lackluster earnings report. But at least on the face of it, the numbers looked good. Here are three key takeaways from the report -- and the reaction that followed.

The big numbers

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