New U.S. auto sales are expected to reach 1.42M in May, rising 6.5% Y/Y and 11% from April,...

|By:, SA News Editor

New U.S. auto sales are expected to reach 1.42M in May, rising 6.5% Y/Y and 11% from April, according to Edmunds.com, as May sales "chased away any of last month's concerns that the auto recovery is stalling." Among U.S. auto makers, Edmunds expects GM sales to rise 1.9% Y/Y and Ford (F) to jump 13%. Projections for Japanese firms: Nissan (NSANY.OB) +20%, Honda (HMC) +1.7%, Toyota (TM) -0.2%.