Three of the past six GE leaders have beaten the S&P stock index during their tenures. Immelt, as of Jan. 31, 2011, trailed the S&P by about 66 percentage points, the largest negative gap.
GE stock change: 361.5%
S&P 500 change: 214.7%
The Winner: Reed
NEXT: Ralph J. Cordiner
Last updated February 10 2011: 6:06 AM ET
Note: Data based on stock appreciation, adjusted for splits.