Ford Motor Co. has halted production of its best-selling F-series pickup trucks after a fire damaged a supplier’s plant in Michigan and caused a shortage of parts for the vehicles, the company said late Wednesday. The production shortage is expected to dent the company’s results, but Ford kept intact its guidance of adjusted per-share earnings in the range of $1.45 to $1.70 for 2018. Ford shares were flat in late trading after ending the regular session down 1.9%. “The good news is we have strong inventories of our best-selling F-Series pickups and other vehicles, and customers won’t have a problem finding the model they want,” Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of global operations, said in a statement. Ford halted the production of F-150 trucks at its Kansas City, Mo., plant and said it will also halt production at its Dearborn, Mich., plant later Wednesday. The production of Ford’s F-Series Super Duty is down at its Kentucky Truck Plant, but it is expected to continue at a plant in Ohio. The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday that Ford was expected to run out of parts and to halt production. The report, which cited people familiar with the matter, also said Ford was expected to lay off several thousand workers temporarily due to the fire, which last week ravaged the premises of a plant operated by Meridian Lightweight Technologies, owned by China’s Wanfeng Auto Holding Group.