U.S. tire makers Goodyear (GT +5.2%) and Cooper (CTB +5%) are big gainers, driven by France's...

|About: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT)|By:, SA News Editor

U.S. tire makers Goodyear (GT +5.2%) and Cooper (CTB +5%) are big gainers, driven by France's Michelin, which reaffirms its 2012 financial targets after posting 37% H1 growth in its local earnings; volumes were down, but pricing was higher. Drivers apparently are still buying new tires even if they may not be buying new cars as readily as before.