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.
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- Can I buy shares in General Motors Company?
- Has coronavirus impacted General Motors Company shares?
- General Motors Company shares summary
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- Is General Motors Company stock a buy or sell?
- General Motors Company performance over time
- Can I short General Motors Company shares?
- Is General Motors Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are General Motors Company shares over-valued?
- General Motors Company's financials
- How volatile are General Motors Company shares?
- Does General Motors Company pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
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 priceUse our graph to track the performance of GM stocks over time.
General Motors Company stocks at a glance
|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|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.611|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
General Motors Company price performance over time
|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%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$75.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell General Motors Company stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "GM.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- 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
|Total ESG score||32.74|
|Total ESG percentile||58.58|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|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".
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.
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