Meanwhile, Standard & Poor's analyst Efraim Levy retains a hold on Ford shares. So what does this mean for GM ( GM)? "We think expectations for GM's fourth quarter are quite different following explicit warnings by management that the quarter would be weak" relative to the third quarter, Archambault said. On Friday, GM shares closed down 4% from the previous close at $36.60. At midday Monday, shares were nearly unchanged at $36.46. -- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C.