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GM Shares Up Ahead of Earnings
Monday January 22, 2:06 pm ET
Shares of General Motors Rise on Optimism About Upcoming Fourth-Quarter Results
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of General Motor Corp. rose Monday on optimism surrounding the upcoming report of the automaker's fourth-quarter results.
In afternoon trading, Detroit-based GM's shares were up 75 cents, or 2.4 percent, to $32.30 on the New York Stock Exchange, after peaking at $32.78 earlier in the day.
Over the past 52 weeks, GM shares have traded between $19 and $36.56.
The world's largest automaker, which is scheduled to announce its results on Jan. 30, has not released a specific guidance for the quarter or the year, but recently touted the progress it has made on its restructuring efforts.
GM's chairman and chief executive told analysts earlier this month that the automaker's turnaround plan moved faster and further in 2006 than people expected a year ago.
Excluding one-time charges and other adjustments, analysts polled by Thomson Financial expect GM to post an adjusted fourth-quarter profit of $1.14 per share on $42.52 billion in revenue.
Credit Suisse's Christopher J. Ceraso reiterated his substantially higher earnings prediction of $1.87 per share for the quarter, adding that an earnings surprise of that size could raise GM's stock back up to around $34 per share.
Ceraso said the quarter could include GM's first profit in North America since 2004, as a result of profit improvements driven by lower sales incentives.
The analyst said he now expects GM North America to post a pre-tax profit of nearly $500 million, up from his previous estimate of a pre-tax loss of $200 million.