GM CEO Akerson buys another half million dollars in company stock
When a high ranking member of the management team like Dan Akerson invests a large sum of money in a publicly traded company like General Motors, it shows that the people calling the shots believe in the future of the company. Akerson has repeatedly purchased fairly substantial chunks of GM stock with personal funds (as opposed to being awarded these shares as part of his compensation package) and this latest investment of $508,750 shows that while the stock price is low (very low, actually) – the man in charge still believes that the company has a bright future.
The most recent purchase of 25,000 shares of GM stock by Dan Akerson comes with a reported price of $20.35 per share which is quite a contrast from the $33.27 per share Akerson paid when he bought his first chunk of company stock in November 2010 following the company’s initial public offering (IPO). That original 15,000 shares cost him just under a half million dollars but with the continued drop in GM stock price; Akerson paid around $8,000 more this time around for 25,000 shares of common stock. Just considering the 15,000 that Akerson bought after the IPO, based on the current trading price of GM stock of $20.72 – Akerson is currently looking at a loss of $188,250. The good news is that should the price of GM stock rise to meet the IPO pricing – last week’s purchase of 25,000 shares at $20.35 per share would bring Akerson a profit of roughly $323,000.