The pace of U.S. auto sales slowed in April, but sales numbers look set for a rebound in May, say analysts. Powering that rebound: sales of full-sized pickups. That bodes well for Detroit, and especially for Ford (NYSE:F).

In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear breaks down the the forecasts -- and explains the implications for profits at both Ford and General Motors (NYSE:GM).

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