General Motors Company (GM) stock has risen 0.19% 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.
Recent trends are a good indator of current market sentiments. In its most basic form, stocks that are trending up are desirable by investors while stocks currently falling must be unattractive.
InvestorsObserver's Sentimental Indicator tracks both changes in price and volume to analyze the most recent trends. Typically an increase in volume indicates ongoing trends are getting stronger, while a decrease in volume usually signals an end to the current trend.
Available options can also represent current sentiments for a given stock. Since investors are able to bet on future trends of stocks using options, we consider the ratio of calls to puts when analyzing market sentiments .
What's Happening With GM Stock Today?
General Motors Company (GM) stock is trading at $25.75 as of 3:10 PM on Monday, Aug 3, a rise of $0.86, or 3.46% from the previous closing price of $24.89. The stock has traded between $24.82 and $25.76 so far today. Volume today is below average. So far 6,503,295 shares have traded compared to average volume of 14,359,339 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.