Is General Motors a Risky Stock?

Four years after its controversial taxpayer-funded bailout, General Motors' (NYSE: GM  ) turnaround looks like it's finally hitting its stride. But there's still a good chance that GM won't be able to emulate Ford's (NYSE: F  ) success. In this video, Motley Fool analyst John Rosevear explains some of the risks that could affect GM stock -- and explains clearly what to keep an eye on in coming quarters.

Is GM really a good investment now?
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  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2013, at 9:00 AM, dennypat38 wrote:

    Gm has felt that there where a LEGEND IN THERE OWN MIND and NOTHING HAS CHANGED NOW. That is why it is not a matter of IF IT IS A MATTER WHEN THEY GO BELLY UP AGAIN.

  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2013, at 10:53 AM, TMFMarlowe wrote:

    @dennypat38: All you have to do is look at their latest cars to know that plenty has changed at GM. Whether they can sustain the change... we'll see.

    John Rosevear

  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2013, at 9:24 PM, AmericanFirst wrote:

    John,

    GM has yet to get a passenger car in the Top 10 Vehicles sold this year. Ford -2, Toyota -2, Honda -2.

  • Report this Comment On April 19, 2013, at 9:45 AM, TMFMarlowe wrote:

    @AmericanFirst: Eh. Cruze, Equinox, and Malibu are all in the top 20, and Silverado is #2. They still have a lot of new products to launch. We'll see what that list looks like in 2-3 years.

    The list I look at is the "Top 20 Vehicles" in US sales at the WSJ, by the way: http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3022-autosales.html

    John Rosevear

  • Report this Comment On April 19, 2013, at 12:59 PM, AmericanFirst wrote:

    John,

    Ford has five in the Top 20, three in the Top 10 (F150 #1, Escape, Fusion, Focus, Explorer). I agree, we'll see what this lists looks like in 2-3 years. You can rest assured, Ford will not be resting on their current laurels...new product is coming in waves! But for now, you got to admit Ford is doing very well even though GM was advantaged with a $100B (bailout / tax benefits) package per Obamaruptcy.

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