NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ford Motor Co. (F) shares are up 1.4% to $15.43 in trading on Tuesday after analysts at Kelley Blue Book estimated that the car company would see a 3.9% increase in domestic sales during the month of December.
The firm estimates that the company will sell 225,000 cars in December, a nearly 4% year over year increase. However, that amount will not be able to help the company keep its domestic market share with analysts predicting a 0.9% drop in that category.
November sales for the company totaled 186,000 units with analysts attributing the big month to month jump in sales to the delivery of Ford's new aluminum sided F-150 pickup truck.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates FORD MOTOR CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate FORD MOTOR CO (F) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."