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Cooper Tire Increases After Profit Exceeds Estimates

November 02, 2012

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (CTB:US) climbed the most in eight months after reporting record third-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates.

The shares gained 13 percent to $22.85 at the close in New York for the biggest daily increase since Feb. 27. The Findlay, Ohio-based company’s stock has risen 63 percent this year.

The second-largest U.S. tiremaker today posted a fourfold jump in quarterly net income to $74.1 million, or $1.17 a share, from $17.3 million, or 27 cents, a year earlier. The average of six estimates compiled by Bloomberg was for per-share profit of 83 cents.

Cooper said its third-quarter results benefited as tire sales rose and its raw-material costs fell 13 percent from the previous three months.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT:US), the largest U.S. tiremaker, on Oct. 26 reported adjusted third-quarter profit that fell short of analysts’ estimates, sending its shares down as much as 11 percent.

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Companies Mentioned

  • CTB
    (Cooper Tire & Rubber Co)
    • $34.56 USD
    • 0.61
    • 1.77%
  • GT
    (Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co/The)
    • $28.39 USD
    • 0.17
    • 0.6%
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