February 22, 2012 08:00 ET

Equity Research on Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. -- Rubber & Plastics Facing Sluggish Demand

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Although there have been higher car sales and improvements in the U.S. economy, companies in the Rubber and Plastic industry have been facing headwinds recently. In mature markets, replacement industry volumes seem to be declining. The floods in Thailand affected many companies' supply chains and volatility in European and Latin American markets has impacted sales. Furthermore, raw material costs have been on the rise and some feel that the trend could continue. Get your free reports on Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. at There is no commitment to join. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Sign up today to find out what you are missing.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. seems to have been working to offset the higher costs by building and selling more expensive and intricate tires. During the fourth quarter, Goodyear saw tire volumes fall by five percent. However, it grew sales by twelve percent to $5.7 billion. Good year earned $25 million in the fourth quarter, well above last year's loss of $177 million. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. report is accessible for free by registering today at

On top of other headwinds, some companies have also had to cope with labor problems. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., which is due to release its earnings on February 27th, has been dealing with a lockout of just over one-thousand workers at its Findlay, Ohio plant. Though talks resumed recently, they broke down rapidly. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. report is accessible for free by registering today at

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