How to buy General Motors Company (GM) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in General Motors Company shares.

General Motors Company (GM) is a leading auto manufacturers business based in the US. In the week up to 22 January General Motors Company shares plunged 12.80% to a closing position of $53.28. However, over the last 12 months, General Motors Company's share price has risen by 5.83% from $55.4. General Motors Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 155,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in General Motors Company

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing 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 shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your General Motors Company shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

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

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, General Motors Company's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $53.28, which is 34.97% up on its pre-crash value of $34.65 and 271.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $14.33.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of General Motors Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares 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 $1,580.28.

General Motors Company share price (NYSE:GM)

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General Motors Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Open$58
High$59.05
Low$57.97
Close$58.63
Previous close$58.13
Change$0.5
Change %0.8601%
Volume9,856,338
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$47.07 - $67.21
50-day moving average$59.88
200-day moving average$56.9287
Wall St. target price$76.84
PE ratio7.1306
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$7.472
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Fees for buying 10x General Motors Company shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.16
£434.68 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.08
£433.59 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.16
£434.68 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £9.58
£442.09 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.28
£448.79 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £14.48
£446.99 total
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£436.84 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £14.91
£447.42 total
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Is it a good time to buy General Motors Company stock?

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Is General Motors Company under- or over-valued?

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

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 7x. In other words, General Motors Company shares trade at around 7x 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.

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 0.7094. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

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.

EBITDA

General Motors Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $17.8 billion (£13.1 billion).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $130.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.52%
Gross profit TTM $14.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.26%
Return on equity TTM 20.26%
Profit margin 8.5%
Book value $36.1
Market capitalisation $77.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

General Motors Company's 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 12/31/2018) 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.).

Environmental score

General Motors Company's 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.

Social score

General Motors Company's 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.

Governance score

General Motors Company's 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.

Controversy score

General Motors Company's controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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 share dividends

6.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 6.77% of stock value

General Motors Company's most recent dividend payout was on 19 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, General Motors Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $47.07 up to $67.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GM.US volatility(beta: 1.18)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 1.1759. 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).

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