The main Wall Street Indexes Opened Higher but shares in GE slid after the conglomerate cut profit forecasts as its latest results missed estimates.
The tech-focused Nasdaq index was 26.68 points higher at 6,631.75.
GE shares fell 3.1% after it reported a 5% fall in third quarter earnings to $1.8bn, which was worse than expected.
The company also slashed its forecast for full-year operating profits to between $1.05 and $1.10 a share, compared with the estimate of $1.60-$1.70 a share it made in July.
However, bank stocks rose after the US Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year, a move that is being seen as raising the likelihood of tax cuts.
Shares in JP Morgan Chase rose 1% and Bank of America was 2% higher.