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  1. Momentum Stocks or a Momentum Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 8, 2014
    It's not just a few stocks that are in momentum, the entire mar
  2. Will Earnings Be the Catalyst? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 7, 2014
    More than positive surprises, investors will be looking for signs of improvement in the outlook for the coming quarters is ...
  3. Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    April 3, 2014
    Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  4. Jobs Numbers, Fed Minutes and Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 9, 2014
    All of this is prompting positive revisions to Q4 GDP estimates, which have moved up to almost +3%.
  5. Will Yellen's Ascension Help, Near-Term? - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 9, 2013
    The bigger source of uncertainty for the market is the budget fight in Washington.
  6. Will DC Overshadow the Q3 Earnings Season? - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 8, 2013
    Non resolution of the DC Drama is threatening to steal the spotlight from the Q3 earnings season.
  7. Is the Market Finally Taking Notice? - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 7, 2013
    The market has not shown any anxiety about the Washington impasse thus far, but it may be starting to get worried.
  8. China Improves as Other Emerging Markets Suffer - Ahead of Wall ...

    September 10, 2013
    Not all emerging markets are the same; China's outlook may be improving, but India, Turkey and others are suffering.
  9. Mining-Ferrous & Non Ferrous Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry ...

    September 5, 2013
    Mining-Ferrous & Non Ferrous Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  10. Is Taper No Longer an Issue for Stocks? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 10, 2013
    The stock market's gains will be sustainable only if they reflect a realistic assessment of QE.
  11. Three Financials Set to Top Earnings Estimates - Investment Ideas

    July 9, 2013
    Three Financials Set to Top Earnings Estimates - Investment Ideas
  12. Alcoa Posts 2Q Loss, Beats on Sales - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Alcoa Inc., the largest U.S. aluminum producer, posted a loss of $119 million or 11 cents per share in the second quarter ...
  13. Q2 Expectations Low, Guidance Key - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 9, 2013
    The question is not whether the quarter will outperform expectations -- at least we hope it won't be.
  14. Will Earnings Growth Bottom in Q2? - Earnings Trends

    July 7, 2013
    Will Earnings Growth Bottom in Q2? - Earnings Trends
  15. Here Comes Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    July 5, 2013
    Here Comes Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  16. Alcoa Completes 6% Notes Redemption - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Alcoa has declared the early redemption of its entire 6% Notes due Jul 15, 2013.
  17. Alcoa to Shut Fusina Smelter in Italy - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Aluminum giant, Alcoa Inc. announced that it plans to permanently close its Fusina primary aluminum smelter in Italy.
  18. Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview

    June 28, 2013
    Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview
  19. U.S. Manufacturing Is Still Alive & Kicking

    June 27, 2013
    With durable and core capital goods orders rising, businesses are still betting on a strong U.S. economy in the months ahead. ...
  20. Alcoa and OJC RUSNANO Sign MOU - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Aluminum giant, Alcoa Inc. and Open Joint Stock Company RUSNANO signed a Memorandum of Understanding to produce technologically ...
  21. Stock Market News for June 25, 2013 - Market News

    June 25, 2013
    Benchmarks slumped on Monday following a sell-off in Chinese equity markets coupled with investor concerns about the Fed ...
  22. Alcoa and Boeing Reach Recycling Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Aluminum giant, Alcoa Inc. announced that it has formed a closed-loop program with The Boeing Company to considerably increase ...
  23. Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview

    June 21, 2013
    Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview
  24. Alcoa Wraps Up Aluminum Lithium Expansion - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. announced that it has completed the expansion of aluminum lithium alloy production capacity at ...
  25. Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    June 14, 2013
    Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  26. Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season (revised) - Earnings Preview

    June 14, 2013
    Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season (revised) - Earnings Preview
  27. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    February 14, 2013
    A Brief Overview The Metals & Mining industry broadly refers to metals and minerals extraction (mining) and the primary ...
  28. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 14, 2013
    A Brief Overview The Metals & Mining industry broadly refers to metals and minerals extraction (mining) and the primary ...
  29. Fugro Chooses Alcoa's Drill Pipe - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Alcoa Inc. (AA) has announced that its oil and gas business will supply 17,400 feet of aluminum alloy drill pipe (AADP) for ...
  30. Alcoa Meets, Paints Upbeat View - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    The largest U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. (AA) swung to a profit in fourth-quarter 2012, buoyed by one-time gains. The ...
  31. Stock Market News for January 9, 2013 - Market News

    January 9, 2013
    Benchmarks closed in the red for the second consecutive day as investor concerns about fourth-quarter earnings once again ...
  32. Earnings Preview: Alcoa Inc. - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Alcoa Inc. (AA) is scheduled to report its second-quarter 2012 results after the market closes on Monday, July 9. The Zacks ...
  33. Alcoa Signs Contract with Siemens - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2012
    Alcoa Power and Propulsion, a business unit of aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA), announced the signing of a long-term deal ...
  34. Fiscal Cliff Resolution for Christmas? - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    'Fiscal Cliff' negotiators have reportedly made meaningful progress over the weekend as the last full week of trading before ...
  35. Alcoa Opens Wheel Plant in China - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) announced that its business unit, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation, has opened a wheel manufacturing ...
  36. Ahead of Wall Street - December 17, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 17, 2012
    Monday, December 17, 2012 'Fiscal Cliff' negotiators have reportedly made meaningful progress over the weekend as the last ...
  37. Alcoa- Ma'aden Reaches Milestone - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    The joint venture between Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) and the Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma'aden announced the achievments ...
  38. Alcoa Signs Contract with BPA - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    Alcoa Inc. (AA) announced that it has entered into a contract with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for its Intalco ...
  39. Precision Castparts Goes For A Bold, And Eminently Logical, Deal

    November 14, 2012
    Precision Castpart's deal for Timet looks like a great move.
  40. Alcoa Signs Tentative BPA Contract - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) announced the signing of a tentative long-term power contract with Bonneville Power Administration ...
  41. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    October 11, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals and ...
  42. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    October 11, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals and ...
  43. Jobless Claims, Spain News Spur Market - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    A surprisingly strong Jobless Claims report and growing optimism about Spain will likely be the key drivers of today's market ...
  44. Ahead of Wall Street - October 11, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 11, 2012
    Thursday, October 11, 2012 A surprisingly strong Jobless Claims report and growing optimism about Spain will likely ...
  45. Ahead of Wall Street - October 10, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 10, 2012
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 The third quarter earnings season has gotten underway and we are off to a decent enough start, ...
  46. Alcoa Beats, Cuts Demand View - Analyst Blog

    October 10, 2012
    The largest U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. (AA) reported a loss in the third quarter of 2012, hurt by a hefty charge associated ...
  47. Stock Market News for October 8, 2012 - Market News

    October 8, 2012
    Markets failed to sustain Friday's initial gains, spurred by a fall in the unemployment rate, and ended mixed. The unemployment ...
  48. Ahead of Wall Street - October 8, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 8, 2012
    Monday, October 8, 2012 The World Bank's downgrade of East Asian, particularly Chinese, growth outlook will likely have ...
  49. Alcoa to Clean Up Grasse River - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) announced that it will assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Proposed ...
  50. Lingering Positivity Ahead of Jobs Reports - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    We made a positive start to the last quarter of the year on Monday with the U.S. manufacturing sector moving firmly in the ...
  51. Ahead of Wall Street - October 2, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 2, 2012
    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 We made a positive start to the last quarter of the year on Monday with the U.S. manufacturing ...
  52. Alcoa to Modernize Cheoah Dam - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) along with the U.S. Department of Energy commissioned a modernization project at Cheoah Dam ...
  53. Alcoa Wheels Helps Reduce Emissions - Analyst Blog

    September 27, 2012
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) revealed the findings of its peer-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA), which showed that ...
  54. Alcoa Commits to Increase Recycling - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    Alcoa Foundation, a corporate foundation of aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA), and U.S.-based non-profit organization "Keep ...
  55. Ahead of Wall Street - September 18, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 18, 2012
    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 The earnings report from FedEx (FDX) this morning puts the spotlight back on the global growth ...
  56. BHP Divests Uranium Deposit - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP) recently entered into an agreement with Cameco Corporation to sell its wholly-owned Yeelirrie uranium ...
  57. Stock Market News for August 24, 2012 - Market News

    August 24, 2012
    Ambiguity over whether the Federal Reserve would introduce additional monetary stimulus and bleak jobs data dragged the benchmarks ...
  58. BHP Delivers Weak Fiscal Numbers - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) has reported financial results for fiscal year 2012 ended June 30, 2012 with diluted earnings per ...
  59. Ball Corp to Streamline Production - Analyst Blog

    August 16, 2012
    Ball Corporation (BLL) recently announced that it will cut down 12-ounce beverage can and end production capacity by stalling ...
  60. Alcoa Deploys Drill Pipe in Brunei - Analyst Blog

    August 10, 2012
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) has announced that its Alcoa Oil and Gas Division has set up a 1800 meters (5,905 feet) long ...
  61. Stock Market News for August 6, 2012 - Market News

    August 6, 2012
    A strong nonfarm payroll report helped benchmarks snap their four-day losing streak on Friday. More importantly, strategists ...
  62. Alcoa Signs $1.4bn Deal with Airbus - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2012
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) announced that it has signed multi-year agreements with Airbus for virtually all Airbus commercial ...
  63. Ahead of Wall Street - July 9, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 9, 2012
    Monday, July 9, 2012 The domestic economic calendar is on the thin side this week, though the second quarter earnings season ...
  64. Alcoa to Sell Hydropower Project - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    Aluminum giant, Alcoa Inc. (AA) struck a deal with Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners to sell its Tapoco Hydroelectric ...
  65. Ball Chosen for Deep-Space Mission - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    Ball Corporation's (BLL) subsidiary Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. has been chosen by B612 Foundation, a nonprofit ...
  66. Alcoa Appreciates Tesla for Model S - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    Alcoa Inc. (AA), one of the members of the Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG), applauded Tesla Motors (TSLA) on the launch ...
  67. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 22, 2012
    To read this article on Zacks.com click here.
  68. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Industry Outlook

    June 22, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals and ...
  69. Alcoa Honored with Two Awards - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2012
    Alcoa Inc.(AA) has received two awards for aluminum excellence at the American Metal Market annual aluminum summit held in ...
  70. Georgia Gulf Needs Stronger Housing To Validate Its Independence

    May 24, 2012
    Georgia Gulf may be right that Westlake's bid was too low, but it will take time to prove it.
  71. Use Aluminum To Play Rising Industrial Growth

    March 21, 2012
    As both industrial production and economic growth returns, aluminum could be the best way to play that surge.
  72. Another Mid-Quarter Disappointment In Steel

    March 20, 2012
    The three largest U.S. steel companies took down estimates on lower margin expectations, and Steel Dynamics looks like the ...
  73. Dow Dogs Starting Strong In 2012

    January 23, 2012
    While 2012 still has a lot of time left, 2011's Dow Dogs could be 2012's gems.
  74. OM Group - Just Another Cheap Commodity Play, Or Something More?

    January 17, 2012
    OM Group is seeing multiple cyclical downturns, but looks cheap.
  75. Four Stocks On Sale Right Now

    December 29, 2011
    Whether they're value trades or value traps, these four stocks are trading at intriguing valuations.
  76. 2011's Dogs Of The Dow

    December 22, 2011
    Whether or not you subscribe to the Dogs of the Dow theory, it's not often that names on the list turn out to be huge investments ...
  77. Icahn Tilts At Commercial Metals

    November 30, 2011
    Icahn's involvement in primary metals guarantees that this stock has more volatility in its near future.
  78. Goldman Sees Gains For Commodities

    November 18, 2011
    As more investors have embraced commodities, it becomes paramount to monitor global forecasts.
  79. Still Waiting On Steel Dynamics

    October 24, 2011
    Steel Dynamics is down, but far from out.
  80. Still Waiting For Alcoa To Work

    October 17, 2011
    Alcoa is a captive of the aluminum cycle. If the economy strengthens, it's stock should do better. Alcoa as a value stock ...
  81. Boring Blue Chips

    August 17, 2011
    With most of the market commentary filled with dire predictions, many long-term investors are now carefully looking for value.
  82. July's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    August 3, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from July 2011!
  83. The Vale Between Two Peaks

    May 10, 2011
    Find out if Vale is too cheap relative to its prospects.
  84. April's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    May 2, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from April 2011!
  85. March's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    April 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from March 2011!
  86. ArcelorMittal And The Steel Catch-Up Trade

    February 10, 2011
    Analysts do not seem completely sold on the strength or sustainability of a recovery in steel, and investors may still be ...
  87. January's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    February 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from January 2011!
  88. Value In Aluminum

    January 28, 2011
    Despite its good long-term fundamentals, aluminum prices have not kept pace with other metals. This means there's opportunity ...
  89. December's Best And Worst Performing Dow 30 Components

    January 3, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks of December 2010!
  90. Aluminum Is Over The Hump

    December 22, 2010
    Is 2011 finally going to be the year aluminum stocks get past the hurdle? The signs say yes, and here's why.
  91. Revisting Your ABC's

    November 16, 2010
    In May 2008 I took a look at 10 stocks with trading symbols that had only one letter in them. Their performance over a three-year ...
  92. Steel Dynamics: Buy The Muddle-Through?

    October 20, 2010
    Steel Dynamics is dog-paddling through an anemic recovery, but history suggests better days will come.
  93. Your 2011 Dogs of the Dow?

    October 14, 2010
    Find out the current candidates for the Dow's worst performers of 2011. If they keep falling, these companies will soon be ...
  94. Mixed Bag Of Earnings

    September 27, 2010
    Even when earnings have met expectations, stocks have been punished. Find out what is feeding this trend.
  95. The Most Surprising Early Earnings Surprises

    July 15, 2010
    What about the rest of the companies - besides Alcoa - that have reported big earnings surprises?
  96. Indicators Suggest Strong Steel Performance

    July 15, 2010
    Recent indicators suggest a strong surge in Steel's performance.
  97. Lithium Ion Battery Stocks

    July 6, 2010
    Instead of trying to pick the best cellular phone company, electric car or green energy business to invest in, look at what ...
  98. If There's A Double-Dip Recession

    June 9, 2010
    If the double-dip recession happens, what should long-term investors do?
  99. Dow's Biggest Losers When It Tanked

    May 10, 2010
    On Thursday, May 6, the Dow tanked 1,000 points before pushing its way back up.
  100. Australia Proves Taxing To Miners

    May 6, 2010
    Does a proposed new mining tax in Australia sully one of the brightest areas for mining?
  101. Steel Market Is Firming Up

    April 26, 2010
    Steelmakers are seeing an uptick in sales as the economy continues to improve.
  102. Chalco Not Recovered Yet

    March 30, 2010
    Aluminum producers are slowly making their way back to profitability, Chalco among them.
  103. 4 Worst Dow Stocks Year To Date

    March 9, 2010
    Investors that owned these four names were not happy as they significantly underperformed.
  104. 2009's "Dogs of the Dow"

    December 31, 2009
    Was there any bite to the Dogs of the Dow strategy last year?
  105. Signs Of An Improving Economy Multiply

    September 16, 2009
    There are growing signs of an economic recovery in the U.S., despite all the noise in the market place from bulls and bears.
  106. Boeing Dreamliner Will Pay Off For Investors

    September 3, 2009
    Given the prospects for the Dreamliner, shares of Boeing should line shareholder pockets for years to come.
  107. Short Sellers Make Wrong Bets So Far

    July 29, 2009
    Short sellers increase bearish bets on several companies reporting earnings, but have so far been wrong.
  108. Time To Buck Up And Buy Family Dollar

    July 13, 2009
    FDO isn't getting too much attention, but it should be.
  109. Revisiting Your ABCs

    May 27, 2009
    These ten stocks - chosen by ticker name alone - are compared, one year after an initial assessment.
  110. Is The Recession Over?

    May 5, 2009
    The latest report from the Institute for Supply Management indicates that the economic contraction is beginning to slow. ...
  111. Five Dividend Darlings

    March 9, 2009
    Although dividends are never guaranteed, five companies with a high forward annual dividend yield may be worth further research.
  112. Dark Horse Candidates To Enter The Dow

    March 4, 2009
    The DJIA is sure to be rebalanced over the next year as some members teeter on bankruptcy or face falling from the index.
  113. Investing Abroad: Five Non-American Companies

    February 16, 2009
    A look at five international stocks to diversify your portfolio beyond borders.
  114. Caterpillar Rising With The Tide

    February 10, 2009
    Caterpillar is improving sales during tough economic times.
  115. Eastman Chemical Has Right Ingredients For Success

    February 4, 2009
    This company's dividend yield provides incentive for investors who want to hang on for the ride.
  116. Book Value Bonanzas?

    January 21, 2009
    Buying a stock under book value is no guarantee of success. However, it may in some cases limit downside potential.
  117. Build Diversity Through Beta

    November 26, 2008
    Learn how mixing high and low beta stocks from the Dow can be the first step in creating a diversified portfolio.
  118. No Butterfly In Sight For Caterpillar

    October 29, 2008
    Falling commodity prices and a moribund housing market will make it hard for Caterpillar to grow until the recession lifts.
  119. Is Dow Leadership Permanent Or Temporary?

    October 14, 2008
    A closer look at three of the Dow’s top movers reveals that some stocks are simply riding the upward wave while others offer ...
  120. Invest In Your ABCs

    May 30, 2008
    Can investing in a portolio of 10 stocks whose symbols use only one letter actually outperform the S&P 500? You bet, and ...
  121. Why Mergers Don't Work (AA, AL)

    June 19, 2007
    Alcoa's and Alcan's stocks have already priced in any possible merger benefits, and those benefits are not guaranteed.
  122. Alcan: How Rumors Drive An M&A Price

    May 29, 2007
    Alcoa's buyout offer was was rejected, yet Alcan's price keeps climbing on rumors of a higher offer.
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