The consumer cyclicalssector includes twenty-eight industries ranging from Advertising Agencies to Apparel, Autos, Broadcasting, Department Stores, Gambling, Leisure, Lodging, Packaging, Personal Services, Shoes, Restaurants, Rubber, Plastics, Textiles, and all such consumer aimed enterprises.

Today I’m reviewing an automobile manufacturer. It’s a large-cap stock with market capital over $10 billion. Its name is General Motors Company. It’s trading ticker symbol is GM. 

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, Inc.

General Motors was rescued in 2010 by American taxpayers but was assembled over a hundred years by acquisitions and  mergers of many companies. It is headquartered in Detroit, MI and serves five continents with 8 distinct brand names: Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun; Wuling, and Jiefang.

I use three key data points gauge the value of any dividend equity or fund like General Motors: 

(1) Price

(2) Dividends

(3) Returns

After those three, four more keys will finally unlock an equity or fund in which to invest.

However, it’s the first three primary keys that best tell whether a company has made, is making, and will make money. 

GM Price

General Motor’s price was $38.83 per share at yesterday’s market close. A year ago its price was $33.39 for a gain of $5.44 per share.  

Assuming General Motor’s price will trade between the range of $20 to $46 next year, its price could grow another $5.44 from $38.83 to $44.27 by April, 2019. 

GM Dividends

General Motor’s most recent  quarterly dividend was $0.38 declared in in February, and paid March 23. Four payouts of $0.38 peg the annual amount at $1.52 for a yield of 3.9% at yesterday’s $38.83 share price. 

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