Earnings Outlook: GM earnings: U.S. tariffs in investors’ sights

General Motors Co. arrives at the eve of its earnings report as a leaner company with a stable leadership, rising sales and healthy inventories.

GM GM, -0.33% is expected to report second-quarter earnings before the bell on Wednesday, with all eyes on how the auto maker intends to keep that sweet spot going amid threats from rising raw-material costs, the impact of tariffs on metals, and the potential for additional U.S. tariffs on autos and auto parts and reprisals from other countries.

The auto maker was able to successfully move lagging inventory without spending too much on incentives or pushing leases, said Jeremy Acevedo, an analyst with Edmunds.com.

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