A Sign of Progress for This Automaker

In today's video, industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes discusses Fitch's recent upgrade of GM's credit to BB+, which is just below investment grade. While not a huge deal right now (getting to investment grade is the big one), the upgrade shows that GM continues to make progress. GM is solidly profitable, with over $32 billion cash in the bank, and has been steadily improving its vehicle lineup. The stock looks cheap, trading around five times forward earnings, and GM's deal with workers in Germany is a good first step in cutting costs in Europe. Check out the video below for more on the upgrade and GM.

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