July 27 (Reuters) - ** U.S. tire maker's shares up 2.6 pct at $28.63, set to open at more than two-month high
** Q2 profit beats, helped by ongoing cost-cutting drive.
** Tire unit volume up 2 pct for Q2, driven by growth in Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions
** Reaffirms 2016 financial targets
** Up to Tuesday's close, stock had fallen 14.6 pct YTD