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I recently bought 500 shares and now want to buy more. If you haven't heard GM stock is at a very good price. This is very cheap for a great company. I am trying to speculate on how many of today’s shares will equal a volt when they come on sale.

I am guessing that 1000 shares of GM stock today will more than buy a Chevy Volt within 6 months after the first one is sold. ;)

It reminds me of IBM in the early 90's when the price of that company drop to $47 a share and at lot of people thought it was the end of IBM. However; since then it has split twice and now close to $125 now.
 

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The bottom line

10,000 Volts first year x $38,000 x 6% profit = +$23 M. Investment for manufacturing plant and R&D, guess -$120M. They've been hemorrhaging $B's per year. The Volt will get them positive press, but its not going to improve the bottom line. The real question is whether they can leap-frog the compettion and leverage the new E-Flex vehicle architecture across their product line. Then were're starting to talk some big numbers. But the competition won't be standing still. The Prius already has a 1M customer base.
Yes, the next few years will be exciting.
 

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I doubt that they will see a profit of 6% on the first 10,000 units. They will probably be taking a loss the first two to three years on the Volt. I don't see them making a profit from the E-flex platform until at least 30% of the product line is using it. However, the price for the stock is still cheap considering that it hasn't seen this low of a share price since the 70s and adjust for inflation, ever and the 70s was the last "gasoline scare".
 

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I recently bought 500 shares and now want to buy more.
If you have brought 500 share @ $16.22. The total value is $8,110
To get a free volt. $8,110 + $35,000 = $43,110. That $35,000 is just a guess of the cost of the volt. So that total value of $43,000 is that 500 share had to get there. Let find out what that value in per share is. $43,000 / 500 = $86.22 per share. That about 70% gain.

I would wait before I buy more. Wait sometime at the end of the year and see where it is from there.
 

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I as well

I just got in @16.43, not much mind you just 22 shares, but I definetly think that GM is a screaming long term buy now. Here is why:

1. Slashing billions in cost
2. Turning focus from trucks to fuel efficient cars
3. Investing in the future with the Volt, (shows long term thinking)
4. Reliability is climbing close to challenging the Japanese, (JD power has #1 reliability tied between Buick and Lexus)
5. Finally making good cars, rave reviews for Lucern, Malibu, Aura was Motor Trend car of year, planning on dumping Cobalt and replacing with small car based on delta platform adn with 1.4 liter engine, 40 mpg combined, ect.
6. World wide GM is still doing excellent, only NA operations sucks for now.

The reason I bought today was because the technical analysis indicates a short term bottom, (short stochastic beneath 20 with % K and % d crossing upwards).

In the long run I see GM as the apple of the next decade, with the Volt the potential "Ipod" or in this case GM's Prius.
 
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