Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, auto giant General Motors (NYS: GM) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at General Motors and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Chairman/CEO Daniel Akerson
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$31.9 billion / $16.7 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 22% of the 1,040 members who have rated General Motors believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
GM consistently lags its competitors in innovation and design. Public perception in the U.S. also took a hit with the bailout and could lead "buy-American" consumers to choose Ford over GM when purchasing automobiles in the future. Last and most importantly, GM cannot be cost competitive when you consider their higher labor costs and future obligations to their retirees. This will ultimately prevent them from being able to invest in R&D to the extent necessary to become an industry leader in innovation.
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