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      Goodyear (GT) Stock Stabilized Following An Analyst Upgrade

      By Fahim Awan

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      November 17, 2023

      1:07 PM UTC

      Goodyear (GT) Stock Stabilized Following An Analyst Upgrade

      On Thursday, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) displayed resilience in the stock market, registering a modest 0.85% increase to reach $14.16 by the session’s close. Noteworthy was the stock’s ascent, driven by an upgraded recommendation from Deutsche Bank, which transitioned its stance from a “Hold” to a more favorable “Buy,” concurrently adjusting the price target from $13 to $21.

      This positive market movement was accompanied by a strategic update from Goodyear on Wednesday, revealing insights from the thorough evaluation conducted by the Strategic and Operational Review Committee of its Board of Directors. Central to this update was the introduction of the transformational initiative named “Goodyear Forward.”

      The strategic plan aims to optimize the company’s portfolio, achieve substantial margin expansion, and reduces leverage systematically, ultimately fostering sustainable and substantial value for shareholders. The transformation plan outlined by Goodyear signifies a definitive roadmap towards a more lucrative and focused organizational structure. The Review Committee meticulously explored avenues for value maximization, delineating precise initiatives to streamline the portfolio, bolster margins, and fortify the balance sheet with expediency.

      Grounded in the company’s inherent strengths, this strategic blueprint positions Goodyear to not only enhance its leadership position but also cultivate profitable growth across diverse markets, translating into tangible value for its shareholders. This initiative is more than a cursory evaluation; it represents a comprehensive, bottom-up scrutiny of Goodyear’s entire business model.

      In a significant leadership development, Goodyear announced that Richard J. Kramer, its Chairman, CEO, and President, plans to retire in 2024. We have engaged an executive search firm to identify potential candidates from within as well as from outside the organization. As a result of Kramer’s leadership, Goodyear gained recognition for its commitment to corporate responsibility.

      Among its awards are Time’s World’s Best Companies, Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, Forbes’ World’s Best Regarded Companies, and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. Aside from its commitment to sustainability, the company also offers assistance to military personnel and people with disabilities.

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