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General Motors Company (GM) Stock: Understanding the Volatility

The stock of General Motors Company (GM) has gone down by -0.31% for the week, with a -1.73% drop in the past month and a -17.61% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.33%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are 2.70% for GM. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -1.36% for GM’s stock, with a -12.42% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) Right Now?

General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 5.17x. and a 36-month beta value of 1.34. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 14 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 10 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price predicted for General Motors Company (GM) by analysts is $46.21, which is $15.15 above the current market price. The public float for GM is 1.35B, and at present, short sellers hold a 2.41% of that float. On May 24, 2023, the average trading volume of GM was 14.36M shares.

GM) stock’s latest price update

General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) has experienced a decline in its stock price by -3.23 compared to its previous closing price of 33.42. However, the company has seen a fall of -0.31% in its stock price over the last five trading days.

GM Trading at -4.70% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought GM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -25.88% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.70%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.33%, as shares surge +0.40% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -9.13% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, GM fell by -0.28%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -13.87% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $32.79. In addition, General Motors Company saw -3.86% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at GM starting from Jacobson Paul A, who purchase 31,000 shares at the price of $32.60 back on May 19. After this action, Jacobson Paul A now owns 186,847 shares of General Motors Company, valued at $1,010,600 using the latest closing price.

Johnson Gerald, the Executive Vice President of General Motors Company, sale 15,743 shares at $42.65 during a trade that took place back on Feb 09, which means that Johnson Gerald is holding 71,209 shares at $671,439 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for GM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +6.58 for the present operating margin
  • +19.64 for the gross margin

The net margin for General Motors Company stands at +6.34. The total capital return value is set at 5.66, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.07. Equity return is now at value 13.90, with 3.60 for asset returns.

Based on General Motors Company (GM), the company’s capital structure generated 170.98 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 63.10. Total debt to assets is 43.90, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 113.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 41.85.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.80, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.85. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.87 and the total asset turnover is 0.62. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.10.


To sum up, General Motors Company (GM) has seen a bad performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.