General Motors Company (GM) stock has fallen 2.53% over the past week and gets a Bearish rating from InvestorsObserver's Sentiment Indicator.
What is Stock Sentiment?
In investing, sentiment generally means whether or not a given security is in favor with investors. It is typically a pretty short-term metric that relies entirely on technical analysis. That means it doesn’t incorporate anything to do with the health or profitability of the underlying company.
Price action is generally the best indicator of sentiment. For a stock to go up, investors must feel good about it. Similarly, a stock that is in a downtrend must be out of favor.
InvestorsObserver’s Sentiment Indicator considers price action and recent trends in volume. Increasing volumes often mean that a trend is strengthening, while decreasing volumes can signal that a reversal could come soon.
The options market is another place to get signals about sentiment. Since options allow investors to place bets on the price of a stock, we consider the ratio of calls and puts for stocks where options are available.
What's Happening With GM Stock Today?
General Motors Company (GM) stock is trading at $25.08 as of 3:05 PM on Monday, Jul 13, an increase of $0.69, or 2.83% from the previous closing price of $24.39. The stock has traded between $24.37 and $25.19 so far today. Volume today is light. So far 8,422,079 shares have traded compared to average volume of 15,769,284 shares.
More About General Motors Company
General Motors Co. emerged from the bankruptcy of General Motors Corp. (old GM) in July 2009. GM has seven brands and operates under four segments: GM North America, GM International, Cruise, and GM Financial. The United States now has four brands instead of eight under old GM. The company remains the market leader in the U.S. with 17% share in 2019. GM Financial became the company's captive finance arm in October 2010 via the purchase of AmeriCredit.