It's a mixed a bag regarding U.S. November auto sales.
November sales at Ford were up 6.7% year-over-year, while the automaker's SUVs recorded their best November sales period in 17 years.
Analysts at Kelley Blue Book were calling for an increase of 1.8% in October, while analysts at Edmunds projected a 4.9% leap higher.
Sales of F-Series pickup trucks were up 1% from November 2016, and the automaker posted a 5.2% increase in sales of its Ford brand passenger cars, highlighted by a 44.9% jump in sales of the Focus.
Sales of Ford's Edge crossover and Explorer SUV were up 22.5% and 24.8%, respectively.
Last month, Ford reported an October sales increase of 6.1%, which topped analysts' expectations of a 5.1% gain for the month.
Shares of Ford were climbing nearly 1% higher during Friday morning trading.
General Motors November sales shrunk 2.9%, missing expectations for a 1% drop by Kelley Blue Book and an increase of 1.8% at Edmunds. But Chevrolet crossover sales were higher 16%, driven by the best November retail and sales ever from the Traverse. The Bolt EV also experienced its best sales month yet.
Last month, GM sales shrank 2.3% over last year, which bested analyst expectations that sales would be lower by 7.2%.
Shares of GM were falling during Friday morning trading.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sales dropped 3.7% year-over-year in November which topped projections for a 5.5% decline by Kelley Blue Book, but just missed forecasts from Edmunds for a 2% sales decline.
Retail sales were up 2% to 129,539 units, while fleet sales fell 25%. Regarding the automaker's segments, Fiat car sales were lower 28% year-over-year, while sales at Chrysler jumped 14%. Year-over-year sales at Jeep were lower 2%, down 15% at Dodge, and lower 5% at Ram.
In October, Fiat Chrysler sales shrank 13% year-over-year, posting a wider-than-expected loss over analyst expectations of a 10% decrease.
Shares of Fiat Chrysler were lower during Friday morning trading.
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