UPDATE 1-GM CEO Barra confident about value of company's stock KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 4- General Motors Co's chief executive said on Monday she is confident the company will convince investors of the value of holding on to GM's stock, which has dropped nearly 9 percent since mid-March despite a $5 billion share buyback plan. The company makes its profit in North America and in China, where margins are likely to be squeezed.
| By: Bernie Woodall
UPDATE 3-General Motors tops Canada auto sales in April TORONTO, May 1- General Motors Co jumped to the top of the Canadian sales rankings for April as it sold 15 percent more cars and trucks than a year earlier, the company said on Friday, winning a crown usually held by its rivals. "Despite the troubling oil industry in Canada, vehicle companies reported an all-time best April in sales in the Canadian automotive history,"...
UPDATE 4-U.S. auto sales disappoint in April as Asian automakers miss mark DETROIT, May 1- U.S. auto industry sales in April came in below expectations as Asia's major carmakers' results disappointed, offsetting strong gains for trucks and SUVs made by General Motors and Ford. Sales reported on Friday by Japan's Nissan, Toyota and Honda, as well as the combined results for South Korea's Hyundai and its Kia affiliate, all missed...
| By: Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman
Small, midsize SUVs drive April US auto sales gains A big drop in gas prices, to an average of $2.60 a gallon from $3.69 a year ago, also works in favor of SUVs. The Equinox posted a 42 percent sales increase to almost 29,000 in April, while Cruze sales fell nearly 4 percent to just under 21,000. Both vehicles are made by General Motors. Honda's CR-V, the top-selling SUV, posted a 3 percent gain to more than 29,000,...
Source: The Associated Press