| General Motors designs, builds and sells trucks, crossovers, cars and automobile parts. Co. also provides automotive financing services through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (GM Financial). GM Financial provides retail loan and lease lending across the credit spectrum. GM Financial also provides commercial lending products to dealers including floorplan financing, which is lending to finance new and used vehicle inventory; and dealer loans, which are loans to finance improvements to dealership facilities, to provide working capital, and to purchase and/or finance dealership real estate. Other commercial lending products include financing for parts and accessories. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of GM's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of GM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like GM versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GM by allowing them to research GM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.