General Motors – or perhaps it was all those sources 'in the know' – had their drums beating about a possible IPO filing as early as last week. Here we are a week later and there's still no firm sign of a stock offering. Reuters, quoting a "source familiar with the situation," now reports that the filing has been pushed back to August due to some financial loose ends that GM would like to address before setting its shares free.
It pays to be an executive for General Motors. Actually, scratch that... it will soon pay to be an executive with General Motors, assuming that the automaker's upcoming Initial Public Offering takes place according to plan. According to our friends at TheDetroitBureau.com, a dozen top officials at the company could be looking at a payday totaling as much as $13 million or more, depending on the value of GM stock after the IPO.
As of 10 am this morning, General Motors stock was trading at about 80 cents. If you think that is a bit of a bargain, you may be a bit of crazy. With The General apparently almost finished with bankruptcy, there is near certainty that the company's common stock will mean exactly nothing in a manner of days or weeks.
As General Motors teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, several major executives have just taken advantage of an opportunity to sell their stock shares just after the company's quarterly earnings report came out in May. Among them, Bob Lutz, Troy Clarke, Thomas Stephens and several others decided that it was better to cash out and get something, no matter how paltry.
You know what they say: "Buy low and sell high." General Motors stock closed at $9.45 on September 30, which is 78% below its 52-week high of $43.20. That little piece of news, coupled with GM's enormous financial losses and declining sales, makes stock in the 100-year-old company sound like a bad bet, but employees don't agree. The low price of GM shares has lead workers to snatch up all available employee purchasable stock, which is capped by volume in the company's two 401(k) programs. As a r
Two years ago when General Motors embarked on its latest turnaround plan, the company instated a two-year stock trade ban on its top 20 executives. The group included well-known names such as Chief Executive Rick Wagoner, and Vice Chairman of Global Product Development Bob Lutz. Until today, none of them were allowed to buy or sell General Motors stock. At the time of this posting, none of the them had filed plans with the SEC to purchase or sell their holdings, but they have until May 31 to do