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  • Investors Should Avoid These Tire Stocks

    By Michael Hooper - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, GT

    Tire manufacturing is a tough business. Tire companies must be careful to keep production costs down in order to turn a profit. Expenses for labor, raw materials and upkeep of legacy plants are huge. Net margins are thin.

    India tire manufacturer Apollo Tyres will receive access to the U.S. tire market in the acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: CTB), a merger expected to close by year end more »

  • Is Debt a Concern at These Three Companies?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: PBI, GT, USG

    Can be a terrible problem fro some companies and can drag down even the best businesses. So, is debt manageable or major concern at these three companies which would otherwise appear to be good opportunities for investment if it were not for their large piles of debt?

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    First up is USG (NYSE: USG). USG has attracted some investors as Warren Buffett owns a portion of more »

  • Should You Follow India Into the Tire Biz?

    By Robert Hanley - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, GM, GT

    In June 2012, India-based tiremaker Apollo Tyres made a bid to join the industry’s upper echelon, offering to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB) for $35 per share in cash or roughly $2.5 billion.  The combination would make Apollo the world’s sixth largest tiremaker and add a strong presence in the U.S.  While the original equipment tire segment is controlled by giants like Goodyear (NASDAQ: GTmore »)

  • Invest Like Ken Fisher With These 3 Stocks

    By Adem Tahiri - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, F, MTW, NOV, GT

    Ken Fisher is a famed investor, and the son of investing icon Philip Fisher. Through his best selling book Super Stocks and his track record at his firm, Fisher Investments, Fisher has established himself as a growth stock authority.

    In his aforementioned book Super Stocks, Mr. Fisher introduced the investing world to a new valuation metric, the price-to-sales ratio. Since the days of Ben Graham investors had happily measured price more »

  • The Synergies in the Apollo-Cooper Deal

    By Saurabh Mishra - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BRDCY, CTB, MGDDY.PK, GT

    That investors punished Apollo after the announced acquisition of Cooper (NYSE: CTB) for $2.5 billion in cash is not new in financial markets. In most acquisitions, the shareholders of the target firm walk away with great benefits and the markets punish the acquirer stating, 'Did you pay too much?'

    The graph below demonstrates the stock price movements of both the companies before and after announcement of the acquisition deal more »

  • Did Cooper Tire & Rubber Get a Good Buyout Offering Price?

    By Anh HOANG - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BRDCY, CTB, GT

    Recently, Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB) received a buyout offer from an Indian high-performance tire manufacturer, Apollo Tyres. Apollo would like to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber at around $35 per share, which is 40% higher than the company’s 30-day volume-weighted average price. The total transaction is worth around $2.5 billion. However, a company’s shareholder has commented that an offer of $35 per share was too low. Let more »

  • Shakedown in the Tire Industry

    By Vanina Egea - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, GT, TWI

    The latest news regarding Indian company Apollo Tyres acquiring Cooper Tire and Rubber (NYSE: CTB), one of the largest US tire producers, has been a surprise for all of us. At $2.5 billion, it is one of the biggest acquisitions involving an Indian acquirer and a US target. The combined entity will be a major worldwide player, and Cooper will help Apollo to get into the European and US more »

  • Apollo Tyres Bought Cooper: Will the Tire Industry Grow Again?

    By Louie Grint - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, GT, TWI

    The very recent acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB) by Apollo Tyres of India is proof that that the tire sector is gaining dynamism after being hit by the long recession in the automobile industry.

    With the exception of Europe, increasing auto sales around the world are starting to drive profits for tire companies again. However, not every company will profit as much as its peers from this incipient more »

  • Why Billionaire David Tepper Is Banking on Flying

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: QCOM, GT, UAL

    Billionaire David Tepper is the founder of Appaloosa Management, the $3 billion hedge fund based in New Jersey. Tepper earned a master of science in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon in '82, and after donating some $55 million to the graduate university, they named the school of business after him. Outlined below are a couple of his notable stock picks, including Appapoloosa's top stock pick, Citigroup, and second-largest position more »

  • 3 Stocks to Invest in the Improving Auto Market

    By Robinson Roacho - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: F, MGA, GT

    The automotive industry continues to recover at a rapid pace. The decline in the unemployment rate, coupled with low interest rates, have propelled automotive sales in the United States. Although a typical strategy to gain exposure to the automotive market is to invest in car manufacturers, a Foolish investor may also be interested in parts manufacturers. Auto parts companies should fare well as auto demand increases. The following three stocks more »

  • Are Tire Makers in for a Big Deflation?

    By Howard Rothman - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, GT

    The past 12 months have been pretty good for the tire market and for those who had invested in it. Shares of passenger and light truck tire makers like Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT) Bridgestone, Michelin, Cooper (NYSE: CTB), Continental, and General are all up around 50% to 75% over last year at this time.

    The boom is largely a result of increased auto sales around the world — with the notable exception more »

  • Is There More Steam Left in Rubber Companies?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, GT, TWI

    Declining rubber prices this year have helped consumers of the commodity in a big way. Tire producers such as Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ: GT), and Titan International (NYSE: TWI) have benefited from the trend so far, but it remains to be seen if the rally can be sustained.

    Earlier this month, Cooper Tire reported what could be called a disappointing quarterly report in a more »

  • A Good Year for This Stock?

    By Marshall Hargrave - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, F, GM, GT

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ: GT) is poised to have a great year. Goodyear saw its stock jump some 16% over the last month, and I believe there is still room for the stock to move higher.  

    Higher demand for tires should be driven by an improving U.S. and global economy, which will promote an increase in miles driven and only further add to the pent-up demand for replacement parts more »
  • Are These 4 Iconic Brands Riding On Shaky Ground?

    By Bill Edson - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HOG, GT

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) is the nation's largest automaker and number two worldwide behind Toyota. GM's first quarter was a mixed bag, though on the whole, it was better than what was expected. Overall first quarter earnings came to $865 million, or $0.58 per share, about 12% below the year-ago quarter on lowered demand and increased vehicle discounts. Absent one-time items, GM's earnings would have come more »

  • This Undervalued Tire Company Is Smoking Estimates

    By Daniel James - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: BRDCY, CTB, GT

    The recovery in the US auto market is a fact, as evidenced by a significant increase in sales. One way to play this recovery is buying stocks of automakers. However, several commentators have pointed to the possibilities inherent in auto parts manufacturers, which often provide strong growth at attractive valuations. This often neglected industry may prove to be an enticing alternative to traditional car manufacturers. One company, Cooper Tire & Rubber more »

  • Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Is Bullish on Energy, Financials

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: AXP, APC, C, GT, WHR

    One of the high-quality hedge funds on our radar is Robert Pohly’s Samlyn Capital. Samlyn’s nearly $3 billion hedge fund’s equity portfolio is primarily invested in the financial, consumer goods, and healthcare sectors. Although some investors feel that declining alpha among hedge funds has made them more like mutual funds than ever, we at Insider Monkey believe that the average investor can profit — quite literally — from keeping more »

  • Longer Lives Could be a Disaster for These Companies

    By Reuben Brewer - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, GE, BA, GT

    The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted two scary statistics: More than half of the U.S. population doesn't have enough to retire on and increasing life expectancy could add materially to companies' pension woes. That combination is likely to create problems for these companies.

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    In a recent survey, the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that 57% of workers had less than $25,000 in household assets, excluding more »

  • Longer Lives Could Be A Disaster For These Companies

    By Reuben Brewer - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, GE, BA, GT

    The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted two scary statistics: More than half of the U.S. population doesn't have enough to retire on and increasing life expectancy could add materially to companies' pension woes. That combination is likely to create problems for these companies.

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    In a recent survey, the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that 57% of workers had less than $25,000 in household assets, excluding more »

  • Is This Tire Company One Of The Last Bargains In This Market?

    By Matthew Frankel - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: AZO, CTB, GT

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ: GT), the largest U.S. tire manufacturer, has a leading market share not only in North America, but in Latin America, China, and India as well. Although sales dropped following the financial (and automaker) crisis of about five years ago, the company has grown its revenues to higher levels than they had ever been. Despite this, shares are trading for under $13 per share, a more »

  • A Safer Way to Play the Automobile Recovery

    By Piyush Arora - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: CTB, F, GT, TM

    According to recent economic data, sales of automobiles have risen by more than 10% annually since 2010, and JD power estimates double digit growth rate for FY13 as well. Furthermore, light vehicle sales have risen by 8.4% in the first two months of 2013 and automakers are looking to ramp up their production in the US. This certainly presents a bullish case for companies like General Motor (NYSE: TMmore »)

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