Why This BofA Analyst Says General Motors Is A Top EV Stock

Automotive stock valuations make a lot of sense based on today's industry environment, BofA Securities analyst John Murphy told CNBC Wednesday

It's an interesting time for autos, Murphy told CNBC co-host Andrew Sorkin: production has been restrained due to supply shortages and demand has recovered. 

Murphy's Autos Forecast: Sorkin asked the analyst what company will be the winner in the space five years from now 

"You are going to see a lot of the incumbents do really well," Murphy said, putting General Motors Company GM at the top of the list.

Tesla Inc TSLA will continue to raise capital and invest for the future, he said.

"I think you will see some of the new entrants do pretty well also." 

The Fate Of Used Cars: The industry will need to transition at some point, as internal combustion engines become the past and EVs move from the future into the present, Murphy told CNBC.

In terms of used cars, the industry is being professionalized with companies like Carvana Co. CVNA and CarMax Inc KMX, the analyst said, adding that this makes consumers more comfortable buying used vehicles.

Murphy said he expects these companies to persist well into the EV future, which will be "good for the industry."

2021 Price Action: General Motors is up 48.75% year-to-date. 

Tesla is down 1.99% year-to-date. 

Carvana is up 15.89% year-to-date. 

CarMax is up 33.74% year-to-date. 

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