General Motors Company’s (NYSE:GM), the largest auto manufacturer, agreement to lower pension obligations by $26 billion and shift plans to Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) is poised to fuel over transfers as United States company face a retirement-funding shortfall the size of Greece’s borrowing.
Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) and Prudential are among insurers that anticipates the General Motors agreement to support added corporations to offload projects. Bloomberg compiled data by companies in the Russell 1000 Index of big United States companies shown that Pension liabilities surpass assets by above $435 billion.
New Jersey-based Prudential, GM Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann reported that GM would contribute $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion in cash to the salaried pension plan to assist fund it and purchase the annuities from Newark.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) decreased -1.77% to settle at $10.01, Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:TM) moved down -0.92% to end at $76.09 while Honda Motor Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:HMC) plunged -1.53% to finish on Monday at $32.83.
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) last session volume of 9.88 million shares was lower than its average volume of 8.37 million shares. The stock after opening at $20.32 hit high price of $20.39 and then closed at $19.91 by scoring -3.35%.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.22 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.36 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.23. The Company had total cash at hand $31.46 billion and a book value per share as $18.43 in the most recent quarter.
The stock price volatility was 2.90% for a week and 2.86% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.62.
GM generated revenue of 151.84 billion in the following twelve months and earned $5.73 billion. The Company showed a positive 3.79% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 3.76%. Company’s quarterly sales growth was 4.32%.
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