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110One year after IPO, GM stock is down by a third

It's been a full year since the General Motors Initial Public Offering, and the company's stock isn't performing as well as anyone in Detroit or Washington, D.C. would like. As The Detroit News notes, the stock has dipped by 30 percent from its initial price, thanks in part to troubles in Europe and internal dissatisfaction with the company's profit margins. As of last Wednesday, the company's stock fell by 10.9 percent to $22.31 when GM announced that its fourth-quarter earnings wouldn't make a

22U.S. hesitant to sell its GM stock due to low price

The United States government still has a vested interest in the success of General Motors. In fact, the U.S. government is sitting on 500 million shares, which are currently worth about $14.3 billion dollars based on current prices. There is a problem, though, as the U.S. Treasury Department was hoping to get a larger pile of green for its GM investment.

50Report: Saudi prince claims to own 1% of GM

The dust is beginning to settle around the General Motors IPO, and we're finally getting a sense of exactly who is holding onto big slices of the company. The New York Times is reporting that Saudi Prince Walid bin Talal has managed to snag a full one percent of the automaker with a massive $500 million investment. The prince has a long history of backing various American companies through Kingdom Holdings, including Citigroup. Talal says that in the case of The General, he has faith that the co

24GM raises stock prices and increases size ahead of IPO

If you've been squirreling away your pennies in anticipation of General Motors' IPO, we've got news for you. The company released a statement this morning announcing that it has increased its stock price from $26 to $29 per share to $32 to $33 per share. Additionally, General Motors is now planning to offer 80 million shares worth of junior preferred stock at a combined value of $4 billion – up from the initial $3 billion. The news comes after Steven Rattner, the former auto advisor for th

72Report: Ralph Nader urges government to postpone GM IPO

Ralph Nader has written a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to delay General Motors' IPO. According to The Detroit News, his fear is that the automaker is still the "same old arrogant GM" and that the government stands to lose a bundle on the sale of its stock.

37General Motors announces Q3 profit of $1.96 billion ahead of IPO

General Motors posted its last financial report before the company's initial public offering of stock next week. In it, the company reported that in the third quarter of 2010, it earned a net income of $1.96 billion on a total of $34.06 billion in revenue. That puts the automaker's 2010 figures at $4.16 billion of net income on $98.17 billion in revenue, though GM does say that it expects earnings to fall in the fourth quarter thanks to costs associated with developing new vehicles and launching

44Report: China's SAIC Motors will buy shares of GM IPO

While General Motors may be jetting around the globe in an attempt to woo investors, one company has made it clear it wants to snap up plenty of GM stock once The General goes public. Chinese manufacturer SAIC Motor President Chen Hong is currently in the States to negotiate with the American automaker about procuring GM shares. His company currently packs around $5.7 billion in cash or cash equivalents, so SAIC Motor shouldn't have any problem laying its hands on more than few GM shares.

22GM using private planes again for IPO roadshow

It wasn't too long ago that General Motors was fending off a heap of public ire over the company's use of private planes. Now it looks like The General is back to eschewing commercial flight in favor of taking to the wild-blue yonder in chartered craft. According to The Detroit News, GM has been sending executives to Europe, Canada and various locations within the U.S. in order to promote the company's stock for an upcoming IPO. In most cases, the workers have travelled by private aircraft.

21GM to buy back $2.1 billion of Preferred Stock, improve financial position

General Motors has just announced a series of actions intended to improve its financial position and make it more attractive to investors ahead of its Initial Public Offering. Perhaps the most intriguing is word that it plans to purchase $2.1 billion of Preferred Stock from the United Stated Department of the Treasury at a sum that is $700 million more than the recorded value of those stocks.

12Will GM's electric vehicle policy be dictated by the success of its IPO?

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

12Will GM's EV policy be dictated by the success of its IPO?

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

35Is the New GM a Buy?

After next month's elections, General Motors will rev up its engines to go on the road and try and sell its initial public offering of common stock to savvy investors, especially the big institutional investors with millions of dollars, hundreds of millions in some cases, to put into a stock they like.

9Followup: GM officials take issue with Whitacre's IPO share price estimates

It was only last week when Reuters reported that Ed Whitacre, Jr. told the media that General Motors IPO shares would "likely to be priced between $20 and $25 in the initial public offering by the automaker in November." GM didn't respond immediately, but now, like a judge giving instructions to the jury to disregard a courtroom outburst, The General is essentially saying "ignore everything you just heard."

23Report: Whitacre suggests GM IPO shares will be $20-$25

General Motors chairman Ed Whitacre is readying the world for GM's Initial Public Offering. The IPO is slated to happen next month and Whitacre has reportedly said that he expects shares to be priced between $20 and $25. That price will likely be achieved via a stock split, with sources saying GM plans to offer shares in a four-to-one split.

11Report: GM to offer stock to employees, retirees and dealers

General Motors is getting ready for its Initial Public Offering, which is expected to occur later this year. Ahead of that, GM has announced that it will offer nearly 600,000 employees (current and retired) and dealers the opportunity to purchase stock at the opening IPO price.

19Report: GM courting Middle East, Asian sovereign wealth funds ahead of IPO

General Motors has been busy courting potential investors for the company's upcoming IPO. According to Bloomberg, the manufacturer has met with wealth funds in both the Middle East and Asia in an attempt to feel out global interest in the company's stock. The article says that GM's bankers are planning to meet with three large investment firms, including Saudi Arabia-based Kingdom Holding Company, Abu Dhabi-based Mubadela Development Company and Qatar Holdings LLC as well as Singapore-based Tema

38Report: U.S. breaks even if GM stock hits $133.78

According to Neil Barofsky, the treasury department's inspector general, in order for the U.S. government to break even on its investment in General Motors, the company's stock will have to hit at least $133.78 a share. Thanks to the massive auto industry bailout, the government currently holds a total of 304 million shares of common stock and $2.1 billion in preferred stock in the automaker. According to The Detroit News, Barofsky has said that he will keep a close eye on the GM IPO in order to

23GM to Investors: Internal financial reporting controls are ineffective

Now that General Motors has submitted the necessary paperwork for its IPO to the SEC, Forbes read through the entire 734 page filing and found this curious tidbit: "We have determined that our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal control over financial reporting are currently not effective." And yes, that means exactly what you think it means.

15General Motors IPO filing focuses on green technologies, serious risks

Yesterday, General Motors finally submitted its S-1 document to the Securities and Exchange Commission as the first official step towards becoming a publicly traded company again. As we found when Tesla went down this path earlier this year, an IPO means a company has to outline the potential pitfalls it faces going forward in addition to all of the positive moves it plans to make.

21Report: Whitacre says GM anticipates offering entire company in IPO

At this point, the only thing we know for sure about the General Motors initial public offering is that it will happen... eventually. With the United States government holding a 61-percent equity stake in the automaker, the political pressure is huge to make a stock sale occur sooner rather than later.

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