Carmakers report large gains on strong demand for trucks and SUVs.
Stock of the world's largest carmaker, recommended by analysts and scorned by investors, is down 44% on the year.
The automaker likes to remind us that it didn't take a government bailout like its Detroit rivals, but does the story resonate with car buyers?
The largest automakers saw double-digit sales gains for the month, but in some cases that still wasn't enough for Wall Street.
Even for less-than-bullish analysts, the automaker's stock is indisputably cheap.
Dealers have several months' worth of unsold trucks. Is the automaker trying to paint a better picture?
Sales were again down for Toyota and Honda, but that didn't translate into the expected gains for GM.
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