What investors should know before GM reports first-quarter results on Wednesday

Key Points
  • Despite an ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage that has caused factory closures, GM is expected to report a first-quarter profit.
  • Investors will be watching GM's earnings, but they’ll be more interested in any change to its guidance for 2021 due to the chip shortage.
  • Shares of GM are up by about 165% during the past 12 months. They’ve risen 32% in 2021.

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