GM Rightfully Dismisses Greenlight’s Financial Engineering Scheme

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In this post, Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, explains why a plan to split GM’s stock into two distinct classes doesn’t make sense. Maryann explains: “Splitting the stock into two components as described by Greenlight does not in any way change the underlying nature of GM’s business.  All of the risks are still present – and the future growth is somewhat restricted by the very nature of this industry.”

 

You can view Maryann’s post by clicking the link below:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/gm-rightfully-dismisses-greenlights-financial-scheme-maryann-keller

 

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What’s Behind Slowing Car Sales and Stalled (Auto) Stock Prices

In this post, Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, explains that new car sales, auto lending originations, and used car values are facing numerous hurdles. Maryann explains: “there are elements of a perfect storm brewing in the vehicle market. No one should be surprised by the recent decline in the seasonally adjusted selling rate as lenders make prudent decisions with respect to whom and on what terms they will extend automotive credit.”

You can view Maryann’s post by clicking the link below:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-behind-slowing-car-sales-stalled-auto-stock-prices-keller

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Bloomberg: GM Joins Ford Worrying About Declining Used-Car Prices

Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, was quoted in Bloomberg on warnings from GM that used car price drops will cause losses for it’s captive finance unit. Maryann is quoted “Leasing became the flavor of the month…This is a consequence of the behavior we’ve seen.”

The article can be read by clicking the link below:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-06/gm-joins-chorus-warning-used-car-prices-to-fall-on-supply-glut

*Photo Credit: Bloomberg.