Goodyear’s share price picked up by up to 1 per cent during early trading on 12 December 2018, having risen 0.56 per cent by the close of the previous session (up from $21.59 to $21.71). Considering that the value of these shares fell -8.70 per cent during the preceding seven-day period, and experienced a loss of -1.76 per cent over the past 30-day period suggests this is a significant uptick. In addition, when you compare this with the 1.5 per cent one-day drop all tyre majors experienced in October when Michelin warned that demand was softening, it appears that the share price is bouncing back.
The US imposing tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts would be broadly credit negative for parts manufacturers that are part of a global supply chain, Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report. Even so, the financial impact to the auto industry stemming from the proposed tariffs — contemplated at up to 25 per cent for imported vehicles and parts — will mainly depend on the extent to which auto parts suppliers’ operations are spread out through the world and their products imported back to the US.
Apollo Tyres Ltd reports that Standard & Poor’s company CRISIL has upgraded its long-term rating on the Bank facilities and other debt programmes of the Company from “CRISIL AA/Positive” to “CRISIL AA+/Stable” and reaffirmed its short-term rating as “CRISIL A1+”.
JK Tyre & Industries has raised its short and long term debt ratings from A1 to A1+ and A to A+ respectively. Arun K Bajoria, president of JK Tyre, told The Times of India that the improved credit ratings were “testimony to JK Tyre’s strong fundamentals.”