Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy General Motors Company stock in Canada | $52.23

Own General Motors Company shares in just a few minutes.

General Motors Company
NYSE: GM - USD
AUTO MANUFACTURERS
$52.19
+ $0.27 ( + 0.52%)

General Motors Company is an auto manufacturers business based in the US. General Motors Company stocks (GM.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $51.92 – an increase of 1.75% over the previous week. General Motors Company employs 155,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $139.6 billion.

How to buy General Motors Company stock in Canada

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: GM in this case.
  5. Research General Motors Company stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your General Motors Company stocks. It's that simple.

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

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

How has Coronavirus impacted General Motors Company's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $52.23, which is 33.66% up on its pre-crash value of $34.65 and 264.48% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $14.33.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of General Motors Company stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $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 $1,549.14.

General Motors Company stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of GM stocks over time.

General Motors Company stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-24.
Latest market close$52.23
52-week range$28.5 - $64.3
50-day moving average $50.7594
200-day moving average $56.2273
Wall St. target price$69.83
PE ratio 6.0655
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.611

Compare online stock trading platforms

Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.

Name Product Available Asset Types Stock Fee Option Fee Account Fee ETF Transaction Cost Feature Table description
OFFER
Wealthsimple Trade
Stocks, ETFs
$0
N/A
$0
Free
Get a $50 bonus when you open a Wealthsimple Trade account and deposit and trade at least $150.
Pay no commissions when you trade Canadian stocks and ETFs with Wealthsimple Trade.
BMO InvestorLine
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs, GICs
$9.95
$9.95 + $1.25 per options contract
$0 if conditions met, otherwise $25/quarter
$0 - $9.95
Buy and sell a select group of Canada’s most popular ETFs without paying commissions.
An easy-to-use online trading platform with access to research, tools, and the option to access InvestorLine adviceDirect for additional professional support.
Scotia iTRADE
Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs, GICs, International Equities
$4.99-$9.99
$9.99 + $1.25 contract ($4.99 + $1.25 contract if completed 150 trades or more a quarter)
$0
$9.99 ($4.99 if completed 150 trades or more a quarter)
Pay no annual account fees.
Buy, sell and trade ETFs, Equities, Options and more with competitive commissions.
CIBC Investor's Edge
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs
$4.95 - $6.95
$4.95 - $6.95 (+$1.25 per contract)
$0 if conditions met, otherwise $100/year
$6.95
$4.95 - $6.95 is applicable for online stock, ETF and option trades only. Pay $4.95 when you qualify as an Active Trader (trade 150+ times per quarter).
An intuitive and easy-to-use platform with access to a variety of tools that help you make smart decisions and trade with confidence.
Interactive Brokers
Stocks, Bonds, Options, ETFs, Currencies, Futures
Min. $1.00, Max. 0.5% of trade value
$1.50 min. per order
$0
Min. $1.00, Max. 0.5% of trade value
Extensive trading capabilities and global investment tracking.
Access market data 24 hours a day, six days a week and invest in global stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from one single account.
Questrade
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs, GICs, International Equities, Precious Metals
$4.95-$9.95
$9.95 + $1 per contract
$0
Free
Get $50 in free trades when you fund your account with a minimum of $1,000.
Opt for self-directed investing and save on fees or get a pre-built portfolio and take some of the guesswork out.
OFFER
Qtrade Direct Investing
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs, GICs
$6.95 - $8.75
$6.95 - $8.75 + $1.25 per contract
$0 if conditions met, otherwise $25/quarter
$0 - $8.75
Get up to 50 free trades. Be one of the first 100 new Qtrade clients to use the promo code 50FREETRADES and deposit a minimum of $10,000 (or top up to $15,000 to get $150 transfer fees waived). Valid until September 30, 2021.
Qtrade Direct Investing offers low trading commissions and an easy-to-use platform with access to powerful tools and a wide selection of investment options. Trade 100 ETFs free of charge and thousands more for $8.75 or lower.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Online stock trading

General Motors Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $52.23

1 month (2021-08-25) 5.09%
3 months (2021-06-25) -13.38%
6 months (2021-03-25) -7.72%
1 year (2020-09-25) 80.10%
2 years (2019-09-25) 40.74%
3 years (2018-09-25) 55.68%
5 years (2016-09-23) 62.61%

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 6x. In other words, General Motors Company stocks trade at around 6x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're under-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 0.6505. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock 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$20.2 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$139.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.76%
Gross profit TTM USD$14.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.92%
Return on equity TTM 24.88%
Profit margin 9.13%
Book value $34.446
Market capitalisation USD$75.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell General Motors Company stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "GM.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 20.6 million General Motors Company stocks held short by investors – that's known as General Motors Company's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 20.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting General Motors Company stocks 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 stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of General Motors Company stocks traded daily (recently around 19.6 million). General Motors Company's SIR currently stands at 1.05. In other words for every 100,000 General Motors Company stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 1050 stocks are currently held short.

However General Motors Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of General Motors Company stocks, or, against the total number of tradable General Motors Company stocks (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 stocks (for every 100,000 General Motors Company stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0149% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable General Motors Company stocks, roughly 15 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock 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: 32.74

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and General Motors Company's overall score of 32.74 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 59th 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: 14.04/100

General Motors Company's social score of 14.04 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: 10.56/100

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: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.74
Total ESG percentile 58.58
Environmental score 13.14
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 14.04
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 10.56
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 4

General Motors Company stock dividends

We're not expecting General Motors Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.

General Motors Company stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, General Motors Company's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $28.5 up to $64.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GM.US volatility(beta: 1.3)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while General Motors Company's is 1.304. This would suggest that General Motors Company's stocks 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, roadside assistance, crisis assist, stolen vehicle 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 store. General Motors Company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

Frequently asked questions

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, CFDs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading CFDs and forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.

More on investing

More guides on Finder

Go to site