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How to buy General Motors Company (GM) stocks
General Motors Company stock has moved -5.08% from yesterday's closing price. Learn how to easily invest in General Motors Company stock.
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 $37.38 – a decrease of 11.23% over the previous week. General Motors Company employs 157,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $132.1 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
- 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
General Motors Company stock price (NYSE:GM)Use our graph to track the performance of GM stocks over time.
General Motors Company shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$35.48|
|52-week range||$30.26 - $67.06|
|50-day moving average||$37.36|
|200-day moving average||$43.38|
|Wall St. target price||$52.25|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0.87%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.45|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy General Motors Company stock?
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General Motors Company price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-16)||-11.23%|
|1 month (2022-08-25)||-12.16%|
|3 months (2022-06-24)||1.90%|
|6 months (2022-03-24)||-20.00%|
|1 year (2021-09-23)||-31.66%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||22.34%|
|3 years (2019-09-25)||37.11|
|5 years (2017-09-22)||39.42|
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 8x. In other words, General Motors Company shares trade at around 8x 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 shares 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 1.6985. 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 $16.4 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||$132.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||$18.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.63%|
|Market capitalisation||$60.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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.
General Motors Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.48% of net profits
Recently General Motors Company has paid out, on average, around 1.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.87% 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 0.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In General Motors Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.
While General Motors Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that General Motors Company is investing more in its future growth.
General Motors Company's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2022 (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 $30.2609 up to $67.0569. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.2453. This would suggest that General Motors Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
General Motors Company overview
General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells trucks, crossovers, cars, and automobile parts and accessories in North America, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, South America, the United States, and China. 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, cars, and purpose-built vehicles 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; and 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, in-vehicle voice, voice assistant, navigation and app ecosystem, connected navigation, SiriusXM with 360L, and 4G LTE wireless connectivity, as well as develops and commercializes autonomous vehicle technology. Further, the company provides automotive financing and insurance services; and software-enabled services and subscriptions. General Motors Company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
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