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General Motors Company (GM) is a leading auto manufacturers business based in the US. It opened the day at $54.5 after a previous close of $55.08. During the day the price has varied from a low of $54.27 to a high of $55.77. The latest price was $55.4 (25 minute delay). General Motors Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 164,000 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.

General Motors Company share price

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General Motors Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-22.
Open$54.5
High$55.77
Low$54.27
Close$55.4
Previous close$55.08
Change $0.32
Change % 0.581%
Volume 23,895,591
Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$14.33 - $56.97
50-day moving average $44.7906
200-day moving average $35.1506
Wall St. target price$55.53
PE ratio 24.8431
Dividend yield $1.52 (6.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.23
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Stake
£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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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 $55.4

1 week (2021-01-15) 10.87%
1 month (2020-12-24) 33.24%
3 months (2020-10-23) 50.42%
6 months (2020-07-24) 111.05%
1 year (2020-01-24) 61.47%
2 years (2019-01-25) 43.37%
3 years (2018-01-25) 28.36%
5 years (2016-01-25) 89.53%

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 25x. In other words, General Motors Company shares trade at around 25x 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 0.8048. 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 a whopping $10.3 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 $115.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.45%
Gross profit TTM $14.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.37%
Return on equity TTM 6.89%
Profit margin 2.93%
Book value $30.958
Market capitalisation $79.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell General Motors Company shares

  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 15.7 million General Motors Company shares held short by investors – that's known as General Motors Company's "short interest". This figure is 26.9% down from 21.5 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 12.9 million). General Motors Company's SIR currently stands at 1.22. In other words for every 100,000 General Motors Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1220 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 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable General Motors Company shares, roughly 11 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: 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. 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

13%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.67% of net profits

Recently General Motors Company has paid out, on average, around 12.67% 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.

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 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 $56.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GM.US volatility(beta: 1.44)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 1.438. 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).

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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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