Earnings Outlook: Ford earnings: Disappointing outlook, stock weakness among stumbling blocks

Ford Motor Co. comes to the week of its fourth-quarter earnings release hobbled by weak guidance and lows for its stock.

The auto maker is scheduled to report results after the bell on Wednesday.

Ford’s guidance earlier this month has disappointed Wall Street, and analysts are likely to scour earnings for signs the company can weather the storm.

Bright points for Ford F, -0.58% include its best-selling pickup trucks and SUVs, the type of vehicles that U.S. residents have taken a marked liking in recent years at the expense of sedans and compacts. The company is also looking at launching compact SUVs this year, which have also grown in popularity.

>>> Original Source <<<