Analysts rate General Motors Company (GM:NYE) with a Strong Buy rating and a $56 target

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by: STA Research

Based on the General Motors Company stock forecast from 16 analysts, the average analyst GM stock target price is USD 56.38 over the next 12 months. General Motors Company’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of GM stock forecast is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 5 positive signals and 7 negative signals. At the last closing, General Motors stock price was USD 41.39General Motors stock price has changed by -0.66% over the past week, +1.69% over the past month and -16.16% over the last year.


About General Motors Company (GM:NYE):

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 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.


Most Recent Analyst Ratings for GM’s stock:

Maintains Bank of America Securities Buy USD 95 » USD 90 2022-09-09
Target Raised Wolfe Research Outperform USD 42 » USD 50 2022-09-06
Target Down Benchmark Outperform USD 60 2022-07-27
Target Down RBC Royalbank Outperform USD 46 2022-07-27
Target Down Daiwa Securities Outperform USD 35 2022-07-27
Target Down Wedbush Outperform USD 42 2022-07-27
Maintains JP Morgan & Company Overweight USD 64 » USD 61 2022-07-26
Lowered Jefferies Financial LLC USD 35 2022-07-19
Downgrades Deutsche Bank Capital Hold USD 57 » USD 36 2022-07-18
Target Lowered Morgan Stanley Equal Weight USD 44 » USD 42 2022-07-14
Target Lowered by Wells Fargo Underweight USD 33 » USD 29 2022-07-11
Target Down JP Morgan & Company USD 64 2022-07-05
Reiterated by Barclays Buy USD 52 2022-07-02
Target Lowered by Citigroup USD 98 » USD 87 2022-06-01
Maintains Goldman Sachs Buy USD 59 » USD 46 2022-06-01
Downgraded by Wells Fargo Overweight »Underweight 2022-05-11
Initiated by Berenberg Capital Markets Buy USD 55 2022-05-10
Target Lowered by Barclays USD 59 » USD 52 2022-04-27
Target Lowered by RBC Royalbank USD 70 » USD 58 2022-04-27
Target Raised by Citigroup USD 95 » USD 98 2022-04-27
Target Lowered by Wedbush USD 85 » USD 50 2022-04-27
Target Lowered by JP Morgan & Company USD 75 » USD 71 2022-04-25
Target Lowered by Deutsche Bank Capital Buy USD 75 » USD 56 2022-04-21
Initiated by BNP Paribas Outperform 2022-04-11
Target Lowered by Barclays Overweight USD 68 » USD 59 2022-04-07

What we like:

High market capitalization:

General Motors stock is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior total returns:

General Motors stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Underpriced compared to book value:

General Motors stock price is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive cash flow:

GM stock price history shows that the company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

GM stock price history shows that the company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.


What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns:

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns, the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility:

The total returns for General Motors stock are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced on cashflow basis:

General Motors stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Highly leveraged:

GM stock forecast shows that the company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the stock forecast and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Low Earnings Growth:

General Motors stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth:

General Motors stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth:

GM stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.



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