GM, Ford shares tumble after UBS downgrades citing weakening demand

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DETROIT – UBS on Monday downgraded shares of Common Motors and Ford Motor on expectations for weakening demand amid inflationary pressures, sending the stocks tumbling to begin the week.

UBS downgraded Ford to “promote” from “neutral” and GM to “neutral” from “get.” Ford’s inventory was down by roughly 8% during buying and selling Monday morning, even though GM shares were being off by about 7%.

Analyst Patrick Hummel expects the U.S. automotive market to be complicated for the foreseeable long run adhering to record profits amid reduced provides and superior desire for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hummel, in notes to investors Monday, predicted “it will get a few-to-six months for the car field to close up in oversupply, which will put an abrupt end to a 3-12 months phase of unparalleled” pricing power and financial gain margins for the automakers.

He wrote that his outlook for the overall sector in 2023 “is deteriorating quick so that demand destruction seems inescapable at a time when provide is improving.”

UBS proceeds to favor GM in excess of Ford because of to its momentum with electric powered autos and a lot less difficulties with manufacturing in the course of the 3rd quarter. Hummel stated UBS expects a “good quarter” for GM, which is scheduled to report 3rd-quarter outcomes on Oct. 25.

Ford last thirty day period mentioned pieces shortages have influenced roughly 40,000 to 45,000 vehicles, primarily higher-margin vehicles and SUVs, that haven’t been ready to reach sellers. Ford also mentioned at the time that it expects to e-book an additional $1 billion in unforeseen provider prices through the third quarter.

Ford is scheduled to report third-quarter benefits on Oct. 26.

— CNBC’s Michael Bloom contributed to this report.