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General Motors (GM) Competitors

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Should you be buying General Motors stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of General Motors include Ford Motor (F), THOR Industries (THO), Winnebago Industries (WGO), Nikola (NKLA), Tesla (TSLA), Stellantis (STLA), PACCAR (PCAR), Li Auto (LI), Rivian Automotive (RIVN), and NIO (NIO).

General Motors vs.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Ford Motor (NYSE:F) are both large-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, community ranking, risk and dividends.

92.7% of General Motors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% of Ford Motor shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of General Motors shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Ford Motor shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

General Motors has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ford Motor has a beta of 1.61, meaning that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, General Motors had 1 more articles in the media than Ford Motor. MarketBeat recorded 25 mentions for General Motors and 24 mentions for Ford Motor. General Motors' average media sentiment score of 0.86 beat Ford Motor's score of 0.61 indicating that General Motors is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
General Motors
14 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Ford Motor
11 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
4 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

General Motors currently has a consensus target price of $54.81, indicating a potential upside of 15.48%. Ford Motor has a consensus target price of $13.89, indicating a potential upside of 17.78%. Given Ford Motor's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ford Motor is more favorable than General Motors.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
General Motors
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
13 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
Ford Motor
1 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

General Motors has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Ford Motor. General Motors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ford Motor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
General Motors$171.84B0.32$10.13B$8.185.81
Ford Motor$176.19B0.27$4.35B$0.9712.18

General Motors pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Ford Motor pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. General Motors pays out 5.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ford Motor pays out 61.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

General Motors has a net margin of 6.13% compared to Ford Motor's net margin of 2.21%. Ford Motor's return on equity of 17.63% beat General Motors' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
General Motors6.13% 14.40% 3.81%
Ford Motor 2.21%17.63%2.83%

Ford Motor received 247 more outperform votes than General Motors when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 74.21% of users gave Ford Motor an outperform vote while only 73.39% of users gave General Motors an outperform vote.

General MotorsOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Ford MotorOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes


General Motors beats Ford Motor on 12 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding GM and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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GM vs. The Competition

MetricGeneral MotorsMotor vehicles & car bodies IndustryAuto SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$54.23B$29.62B$13.60B$17.71B
Dividend Yield1.01%2.32%2.69%3.63%
P/E Ratio5.818.239.0922.09
Price / Sales0.3210.9411.9814.32
Price / Cash2.4310.269.4719.26
Price / Book0.802.322.174.81
Net Income$10.13B$2.72B$1.32B$976.34M
7 Day Performance1.61%-3.58%-0.97%0.74%
1 Month Performance5.81%-13.99%-7.00%-4.04%
1 Year Performance28.39%-25.61%-21.87%7.65%

General Motors Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Ford Motor
4.0836 of 5 stars
THOR Industries
4.3952 of 5 stars
-4.4%$5.04B$11.12B18.5524,900Dividend Announcement
Positive News
Winnebago Industries
4.1007 of 5 stars
-14.8%$1.67B$3.49B16.496,250Earnings Report
Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
1.6145 of 5 stars
-75.0%$668.64M$35.84M-0.48870News Coverage
Gap Up
4.2074 of 5 stars
-33.8%$581.93B$96.77B45.41140,473Analyst Forecast
2.4377 of 5 stars
+21.4%$66.04B$205.13B0.00258,275Options Volume
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
2.6517 of 5 stars
+37.9%$56.14B$35.13B11.0732,400Positive News
Li Auto
3.1898 of 5 stars
-46.6%$20.63B$17.44B12.5331,591Gap Down
Rivian Automotive
2.9162 of 5 stars
1.9004 of 5 stars

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This page (NYSE:GM) was last updated on 6/21/2024 by Staff

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