NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- General Motors (GM) shares are climbing 0.6% to $34.88 on Tuesday after the automaker's Buick and Chevrolet brands were the only two domestic brands to rise in an industry-wide annual customer satisfaction survey.
Buick's score rose 1% while Chevrolet's rose 4% in the survey. Buick sales are up 12.5% during the first half of the year, the largest increase for any of the company's brands, according to the report.
Buick was the only domestic brand to score above the industry average of 82 with a score of 83.
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The American Customer Satisfaction Index survey polled 4,360 people and asked them to evaluate their recent automotive purchases. It also tracked the number of vehicles purchased over the last three years.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates GENERAL MOTORS CO as a "buy" with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate GENERAL MOTORS CO (GM) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."