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General Motors designs, builds and sells cars, trucks and automobile parts. Co. also provides financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. Co.'s automotive operations are conducted through four segments: GM North America (GMNA), GM Europe, GM International Operations and GM South America. GMNA serves customers in North America with vehicles developed, manufactured and/or marketed under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands. Outside North America Co.'s vehicles are developed, manufactured and/or marketed under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Opel, and Vauxhall brands. Co. sells its products to dealers for retail sales, and to fleet customers. According to our General Motors stock split history records, General Motors has had 1 split.
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General Motors (GM) has 1 split in our General Motors stock split history database. The split for GM took place on March 29, 1989. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of GM owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 2000 share position following the split.

When a company such as General Motors splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. Looking at the General Motors stock split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 2000 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into General Motors shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of GM, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete General Motors stock split history. General Motors split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 01/22/2007
End date: 01/20/2017
Start price/share: $32.35
End price/share: $37.01
Starting shares: 309.12
Ending shares: 368.59
Dividends reinvested/share: $5.60
Total return: 36.41%
Average Annual Total Return: 3.15%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $13,637.33
Years: 10.00
 
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 01/22/2007
End date: 01/20/2017
Start price/share: $32.35
End price/share: $37.01
Dividends collected/share: $5.60
Total return: 31.72%
Average Annual Total Return: 2.79%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $13,168.65
Years: 10.00
Date Ratio
03/29/19892 for 1
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