NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Ford Motor (F) - Get Report  were sliding in early-afternoon trading on Tuesday as the automaker will report its 2016 third quarter results before Thursday's market open. 

Wall Street is expecting the company to post a year-over-year decline in earnings and revenue.

Analysts surveyed by FactSet are forecasting adjusted earnings of 20 cents per share and $33.8 billion in revenue. 

During the year-ago period, Detroit-based Ford earned 45 cents per diluted share on revenue of $35.8 billion. 

Deutsche Bank analysts said in a recent note that they expect Ford sales to fall 3.6% year-over-year in the 2016 third quarter.

The firm has a "hold" rating and $13 price target on shares of Ford. 

Ford's earnings may be pressured by the recent retail sales slump and strong growth in light truck portfolios among brands like Toyota (TM) and Honda (HMC), Deutsche Bank added. 

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The team rates Ford as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. The team feels its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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