Many securities analysts have "buy" ratings on the stock and are hopeful that a raft of new cars and trucks hitting showrooms over the next year could ignite growth at the automaker, which was bailed out by the U.
S. government in 2009.
Yet they have nagging doubts. GM's European business is a mess, there is a big question mark over whether growth is slowing in China, and they worry the U.S. government's stake is holding the company back. There also are concerns that Chief Executive Dan Akerson is not communicating with investors clearly enough or pushing to change GM's hidebound culture fast enough.