(In paragraph 2 corrects year to 2016 from 2017)
DETROIT Jan 10 Ford Motor Co on Tuesday
confirmed that it would be less profitable in 2017 than last
year, even as cross town rival General Motors Co on the
same day gave a much more upbeat forecast that surpassed Wall
Ford affirmed that it was on track to deliver about $10.2
billion in adjusted pretax profit in 2016, matching a forecast
it gave three months ago. .
Ford shares rose 0.5 percent in extended trading after
closing at $12.85.
(Reporting by Bernie Woodall)