In 2016, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) was the third-largest automaker in the world, behind Volkswagen AG (OTC: VLKAY) and Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM). GM famously held the top spot in global auto sales for 77 consecutive years from 1931 to 2007. However, the company fell on tough times during the 2007-2008 financial crisis and ultimately filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009. It re-emerged following a $50 billion federal bailout and recaptured the title of top automaker in 2011. It produced a total of 10 million vehicles in 2016. GM returned to the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 on June 7, 2013. As a component of the index, its stock attracts significant investment interest among individual shareholders and mutual funds. Several large mutual funds own significant stakes in the company.

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX, VTSAX) 

The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ("VTSMX," "VTSAX") is one of the company's and the industry's flagship mutual funds. While its S&P 500 Index fund remains popular among many investors, its Total Stock Market Index Fund provides the additional benefits of diversification across mid-cap and small-cap stocks, as well as large caps. The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund had 29,185,232 shares of GM as of January 31, 2018.

Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)

The Vanguard 500 Index Fund ("VFINX") is one of the most well-known mutual funds in the world, as well as one of the first to popularize index fund investing. It tracks the performance of the S&P 500 Index after expenses, and charges an ultra-low 0.05% expense ratio. The fund had 22,250,133 shares of GM as of January 31, 2018.

Oakmark Equity & Income I (OAKBX)

This fund seeks to provide income preservation and growth of capital. The fund has $16.4 billion under management, which is invested in a blend of stocks and bonds. The fund owned 20,307,400 shares of GM — which represented 1.45% of the company — on the last reported date, December 31, 2017.


This fund has over $275 billion in assets under management which is invested in large cap U.S. stocks, mirroring the S&P 500. It's the fourth-largest mutual fund holder of GM with its 14,771,550 shares, as of March 12, 2018. Top holdings include Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), and Amazon (AMZN).

Vanguard Institutional Index Fund (VINIX)

The Vanguard Institutional Index Fund ("VINIX") also seeks to benchmark the S&P 500 Index, but is limited to corporate clients, as opposed to retail ones. The fund is also passively managed, but carries a $5 million minimum initial investment. It had 12,771,550 shares of GM as of January 31, 2018. It manages $227.8 billion in assets. 


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