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General Motors Company is an auto manufacturers business based in the US. General Motors Company shares (GM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. General Motors Company employs 164,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$115.8 billion.

How to buy shares in General Motors Company

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for General Motors Company Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until General Motors Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$25.73, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of General Motors Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of General Motors Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted General Motors Company's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, General Motors Company's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$25.73, which is 25.74% down on its pre-crash value of USD$34.65 and 79.55% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$14.33.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of General Motors Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$522.02 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$763.15.

General Motors Company share price

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General Motors Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-13.
Latest market closeUSD$25.73
52-week rangeUSD$14.33 - USD$38.96
50-day moving average USD$28.5156
200-day moving average USD$25.5346
Wall St. target priceUSD$40.38
PE ratio 28.7333
Dividend yield USD$1.52 (6.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.058

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Is it a good time to buy General Motors Company stock?

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General Motors Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $25.73

1 week (2020-09-10) -14.72%
1 month (2020-08-20) -10.75%
3 months (2020-06-19) -3.23%
6 months (2020-03-19) 45.29%
1 year (2019-09-19) -31.90%
2 years (2018-09-19) -27.99%
3 years (2017-09-19) -33.51%
5 years (2015-09-18) -15.67%

Is General Motors Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing General Motors Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of General Motors Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

General Motors Company's P/E ratio

General Motors Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, General Motors Company shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

General Motors Company's PEG ratio

General Motors Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7239. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into General Motors Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

General Motors Company's EBITDA

General Motors Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$8.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a General Motors Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

General Motors Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$115.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.62%
Gross profit TTM USD$14.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.81%
Return on equity TTM 3.59%
Profit margin 1.46%
Book value $28.074
Market capitalisation USD$43.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting General Motors Company shares

There are currently 20.7 million General Motors Company shares held short by investors – that's known as General Motors Company's "short interest". This figure is 24.5% down from 27.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting General Motors Company shares can be evaluated.

General Motors Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

General Motors Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of General Motors Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of General Motors Company shares traded daily (recently around 13.2 million). General Motors Company's SIR currently stands at 1.57. In other words for every 100,000 General Motors Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1570 shares are currently held short.

However General Motors Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of General Motors Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable General Motors Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case General Motors Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 General Motors Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0145% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable General Motors Company shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against General Motors Company.

Find out more about how you can short General Motors Company stock.

General Motors Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like General Motors Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

General Motors Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.75

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and General Motors Company's overall score of 33.75 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 65th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like General Motors Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

General Motors Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.14/100

General Motors Company's environmental score of 13.14 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that General Motors Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

General Motors Company's social score

Social score: 13.18/100

General Motors Company's social score of 13.18 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that General Motors Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

General Motors Company's governance score

Governance score: 11.94/100

General Motors Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that General Motors Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

General Motors Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. General Motors Company scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that General Motors Company has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

General Motors Company was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 33.75
Total ESG percentile 64.62
Environmental score 13.14
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 13.18
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.94
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 4

General Motors Company share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 108.57% of net profits

Recently General Motors Company has paid out, on average, around 108.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), General Motors Company shareholders could enjoy a 6.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In General Motors Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.52 per share.

General Motors Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

General Motors Company's most recent dividend payout was on 20 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

General Motors Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, General Motors Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.33 up to $38.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GM.US volatility(beta: 1.47)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while General Motors Company's is 1.4721. This would suggest that General Motors Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

General Motors Company overview

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM International, Cruise, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Baojun, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells trucks, crossovers, and cars to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers safety and security services for retail and fleet customers, including automatic crash response, emergency services, crisis assist, stolen vehicle assistance, roadside assistance, and turn-by-turn navigation, as well as connected services comprising mobile applications for owners to remotely control their vehicles and electric vehicle owners to locate charging stations, on-demand vehicle diagnostics, smart driver, marketplace in-vehicle commerce, connected navigation, SiriusXM with 360L, and 4G LTE wireless connectivity. Further, the company provides automotive financing services; and operates an online new vehicle store. General Motors Company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

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