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Present Valuation: General Motors Company (NYSE: GM)


General Motors Company is part of the autos industry and trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector. General Motors Company is an American multinational corporation. It designs, builds and sells cars, trucks and automobile parts. The company also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company,

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GM stock showed a previous change of 0.13% with an open at 38.45 and a close of 38.70. It reached an intraday high of 38.71 and a low of 38.01.

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The stock has a market cap of $54.5b with 1.4b shares outstanding, of which the float is 1.4b shares. Trading volume reached 7,199,197 shares compared to its average volume of 11,588,086 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, General Motors Company shares returned -0.59% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.96%. Over three months, it changed 18.04%. In one year it has changed -6.36% and within that year its 52-week high was 45.00 and its 52-week low was 30.56. GM stock is 26.64% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 36.35 and a 50 day moving average of 36.35. Currently GM stock is trading 6.47% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.54 that ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.21. The TTM EPS is 6.54, which comes to a TTM PE of 5.92.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.43
09-30-2018:  1.87
06-30-2018:  1.81
03-31-2018:  1.43

The dividend per share is currently 1.52, which is a dividend yield of 3.93%. Also, the payout ratio is 23.24%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 40.86, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 5.28%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.20% of insider ownership and 114.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 24,031,051, which is 1.70% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.93. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.29

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 21.43%, return on assets is 3.60%, profit margin is 5.44%, price-to-sales is 0.37 and price-to-book is 1.40.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
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