In 2016, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) was the third-largest automaker in the world, behind Volkswagen AG (OTC: VWAGY) and Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM). GM famously held the top spot in global auto sales for 77 consecutive years from 1931 to 2007. Following the 2007-2008 financial crisis, however, GM filed for bankruptcy protection. The company re-emerged following a $50 billion federal bailout and recaptured the title of top automaker in 2011. Five years later, the company produced a total of 10 million vehicles in 2016. In September 2018, Chairman and CEO Mary Barra outlined an all-electric path for GM to achieve zero emissions, announcing that the company would launch at least 20 electric vehicles by 2023. 

General Motors announced its Q3 2018 earnings on October 31, 2018. The global automaker reported $35.79 billion in revenues this quarter, compared to $33.6 billion over the same period last year.

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) 

The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX) is one of the Vanguard Group'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-, small-, and large-cap stocks. As of October 2018, the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund owns 32.2 million shares of GM, which accounts for 2.28% of the company. The fund's bet on General Motors represents 0.14% of its $756.6 billion portfolio.

VTSMX has a three-year annualized return of 10.76%, an expense ratio of 0.14%, and a minimum investment of $3,000.

American Funds Income Fund of America (AMECX)

The American Funds Income Fund of America (AMECX) seeks to provide investors with current income, while secondarily striving for capital growth. Operating under the umbrella of investment management firm American Funds, AMECX invests in both the stock and bond market. The American Funds Income Fund of America owns 27.1 million shares of GM, as of October 2018, or roughly 1.92% of the company. The shares represent 0.88% of the fund's $104.4 billion in total assets.

AMECX has a three-year annualized return of 6.35%, an expense ratio of 0.55%, and a minimum investment of $250.

Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)

The Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX) is one of the better-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. As of October 2018, the fund has 24.4 million shares of GM, accounting for 1.60% of the company. Just 0.18% of the fund's $459.3 billion portfolio is invested in GM.

VFINX has a three-year annualized return of 10.97%, an expense ratio of 0.14%, and a minimum investment of $3,000.

American Funds Washington Mutual Fund (AWSHX)

The American Funds Washington Mutual Fund (AWSHX) seeks to be at least 95% invested in equity-type securities that adhere to the strict requirements originally established by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. AWSHX does not invest in companies whose primary revenues derive from alcohol or tobacco. With 18.7 million shares of GM under its belt as of October 2018, the American Funds Washington Mutual Fund is GM's fourth-largest mutual fund holder. The fund wields a portfolio of $104.5 billion, with 0.60% of its total assets invested in GM. 

AWSHX has a three-year annualized return of 10.83%, an expense ratio of 0.57%, and a minimum investment of $250.

Oakmark Equity and Income Investor (OAKBX)

The Oakmark Equity and Income Investor (OAKBX) seeks to provide income preservation and growth of capital. The fund has $15.79 billion under management, which is invested in a blend of stocks and bonds. The fund holds 18.4 million shares of GM as of October 2018, which represents 1.31% of the company. 

OAKBX has a three-year annualized return of 6.01%, an expense ratio of 0.78%, and a minimum investment of $1,000.