European auto employees returning from their summer break might not be back on the plant for the time being, because car manufacturers order brief shutdowns in reply to a prolonged sales decline. Staff at some PSA Peugeot Citroen, Fiat, Renault and General Motors (NYSE:GM) Opel factory faces strike of almost three weeks – and their coming leave would be no holiday.
While state-supported programs cover some of their damages pay in France, Italy and Germany, the shutdowns would add to longer-term vagueness hanging over lots of auto labors.
Its competitors include Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) that surged 0.32% to $9.34 with the total traded volume of 28.03 million shares and Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:TM) that dropped -0.76% to $79.62 with the total traded volume of 299,954.00 shares.
Other consumer goods stocks with bullish trend include Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV) up 2.38% to $2198, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ADR) (NYSE:ABV) up 2.26% to $37.61 and Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) up 2.24% to $16.42, whereas with bearish trend include Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) down -1.08% to $41.96, Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) down -1.05% to $11.31 and Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI) down -0.68% to $17.48.
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) surged 1.14% or +$0.24 to close the trading at $21.35 following it hit intra day high level of $21.48. The total traded volume in the previous trading session was 5.83 million shares as compared to average 7.63 million shares. Its fifty two week trading range was $18.72 – $27.68. The total market capitalization reached $33.43 billion.
The stock price was ahead its 52 week low price with 14.05% and it lagged behind -22.87% from its 52 week maximum mark. Stock price volatility for last month remained 2.59%. In its share capital, the company has 1.57 billion outstanding shares out of which 733.86 billion shares have been floated in the market. For now, stock ownership with company’s management remained 0.06%.
GM presented an optimistic weekly performance of 0.80% with respect to its rate of return and it remained 11.55% for the month. However, the performance for a quarter experienced a positive change of 1.14% and it slumped -7.29% for a year and its year to date performance remained in green with 5.33%.
Current stock price is in the upbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with +2.07% and continued bullish run for 50 days moving average with +5.61%. Its earning per share for the past twelve months was $2.80.
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