Early look at October U.S. Auto Sales

|By:, SA News Editor

Analysts forecast October automobile sales in the U.S. will rise to 15.4M-15.5M, from 14.2M a year ago.

Edmunds' Jessica Caldwell thinks sales lost due to apprehension over the government shutdown were made up in the later part of the month,

Toyota (TM -0.8%) and Ford (F -1.6%) are tapped to see strong gains during the month - while General Motors (GM -0.6%), Hyundai (HYMLF) and Volkswagen (VLKAY) could see a slip in market share.