FINDLAY, Ohio (April 13)—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said it expects its first-quarter earnings to significantly exceed analyst estimates because of extremely high sales volumes in both the tire and automotive groups late in the quarter. The firm said sales are expected to be about $922 million, with earnings per share in the 41 to 43 cent a share range, compared with a First Call consensus estimate of 35 cents a share. Cooper expects to release full results April 19.
Cooper´s results to exceed expectations
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