AA : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Arconic Declares 6-Cent Cash Dividend

    January 15, 2017
    The 6-cent per share quarterly dividend will be paid on Feb. 25 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 3.
  2. Alcoa Offered Support by Australian Government

    January 10, 2017
    The Australian government offered to help repair Alcoa's aluminum smelter that was damaged by a blackout.
  3. Alcoa Stock Shines With 9% Gains Last Week

    January 9, 2017
    Early into the new year, Alcoa’s 9.26% rise suggests that investors aren’t worried about valuation.
  4. Alcoa to Permanently Close Suriname Mines

    January 4, 2017
    Alcoa stock rose almost 3% Tuesday on its plans to permanently close its Suralco alumina refinery and bauxite mines.
  5. Alcoa Assessing Damage at Portland Smelter (AA)

    December 6, 2016
    The smelter, which produces an estimated 300,000 tons of aluminum each year, is co-owned by Alcoa, CITIC Resources and an ...
  6. Alcoa Initiated With 'Sell' by Deutsche Bank (AA, ARNC)

    December 2, 2016
    Deutsche Bank is now warning investors of the potential pitfalls in the recent run in Alcoa, especially amid global aluminum ...
  7. Is Alcoa's 44% One-Month Rise Deserved? (AA, ARNC)

    November 21, 2016
    Now a pure-play bauxite, alumina and aluminum producer, Alcoa's swift rise could result in a drastic decline when its fundamentals ...
  8. Englander's Millennium Management Ups Alcoa Stake 10x

    November 16, 2016
    Millennium Management made a bet on metals manufacturing company Alcoa, Inc. in the third quarter.
  9. Assessing the Trump Effect on Alcoa (AA, ARNC)

    November 14, 2016
    Shares of Alcoa rose strongly last week, gaining 16.27%, boosted by the surprise victory of Donald Trump.
  10. Alcoa Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (AA, ARNC)

    November 8, 2016
    Alcoa will send its dividend payment on Nov. 25 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 11.
  11. Arconic Inks Multi-Year Contract With Airbus (ARNC, AA)

    November 8, 2016
    This deal with Airbus may cause investors to think more optimistically about Arconic's long-term growth potential.
  12. Alcoa Stock Upgraded by Morgan Stanley (AA, ARNC)

    November 8, 2016
    Alcoa shares got a slight boost Monday after analysts at Morgan Stanley endorsed the company with an Overweight rating.
  13. Assessing Alcoa's Post-Split Valuation (AA, ARNC)

    November 3, 2016
    Alcoa on Tuesday officially split its businesses into two entities.
  14. How Earnings Are Jolting Stock Prices (AA, HAS)

    October 19, 2016
    Earnings-related stock swings exceeding 5% have doubled over the past seven years. Some investors blame these earnings shocks ...
  15. Why Alcoa Stock Plunged 15% Last Week (AA)

    October 17, 2016
    Alcoa shares closed Friday at $26.44, down 1.16%. This translates to a decline of 15.72% for the week, falling from the prior ...
  16. Alcoa Stock Downgraded By Bank of America (AA)

    October 13, 2016
    After spooking investors with disappointing Q3 revenue and earnings results, the aluminum giant is finding no place to hide ...
  17. Assessing Alcoa Stock Valuation After Q3 Selloff (AA)

    October 12, 2016
    Alcoa shares, which have a consensus buy rating, suggesting 21% premiums, have become more of a bargain then they were before.
  18. Alcoa Stock Plunges 11% on Q3 Earnings, Rev Miss (AA)

    October 11, 2016
    With Alcoa shares rising almost 4% in five days and 12% over the past three months, investors nonetheless took Tuesday's ...
  19. Alcoa Stock Rises Ahead of Q3 Earnings (AA)

    October 10, 2016
    Wall Street expects the aluminum and aerospace giant to deliver a year-over-year increase in earning per share, while revenue ...
  20. Will 2016 Q3 Earnings Be in Line With Estimates? (AA, MS)

    October 10, 2016
    While most analysts are predicting a continued trend of diminishing profitability among American corporations, Morgan Stanley ...
  21. Alcoa Closes Higher After Reverse Stock Split (AA)

    October 7, 2016
    The reverse stock split was approved by Alcoa shareholders and the amended share count was filed in the Pennsylvania Department ...
  22. Effective Date of Alcoa Business Split Revealed (AA)

    September 30, 2016
    Alcoa announced that its board of directors has green-lighted the separation into two independent, publicly-traded companies ...
  23. Alcoa Reveals Pricing of Senior Notes Offering (AA)

    September 26, 2016
    The proceeds from the debt offering by Alcoa's subsidiary will be used to make a payment to Alcoa to fund Alcoa's business ...
  24. Alcoa Granted License to Operate Hydro Project (AA)

    September 26, 2016
    Alcoa last week got was granted a 40-year license by a federal agency to operate the Yadkin River hydro project.
  25. What Drives Alcoa's Stock From Here? (AA)

    September 19, 2016
    Fresh off announcing its post-split board of directors, Alcoa has seen its stock price fall 4.3% and 9% in the respective ...
  26. Assessing Alcoa's Stock Valuation (AA)

    September 12, 2016
    With AA stock down 1% year-to-date, compared with a 5.63% rise in the S&P 500 index, the market sees few catalysts to send ...
  27. Alcoa's Reveals Post-Split Boards of Directors (AA)

    September 11, 2016
    The aluminum giant announced the leaders who will oversee the spin-off of its separate businesses.
  28. Alcoa Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (AA)

    August 3, 2016
    Alcoa will send its dividend payment on August 25 to shareholders of record as of August 5.
  29. Alcoa Proposes 1-for-3 Reverse Stock Split

    July 28, 2016
    Alcoa's (NYSE: AA) share count will shrink drastically if a new company proposal is accepted. The aluminum products maker ...
  30. Alcoa Kicked Off Earnings Season in Style

    July 12, 2016
    In what's widely viewed as the kickoff to earnings season, Alcoa (NYSE: AA) released its latest quarterly results after ...
  31. The Uptrend in Commodities Is Just Getting Started

    July 12, 2016
    Despite the run in commodities so far in 2016, the long-term chart patterns are suggesting that this could only be the beginning.
  32. Alcoa Expands Into 3D-Printing With Airbus Orders (AA)

    July 12, 2016
    Alcoa unveils its state-of-the-art, 3D printing metal powder production facility in its quest to be the world's leader in ...
  33. Alcoa Stock Climbs 4% on Q2 Earnings, Rev Beat

    July 11, 2016
    The specialized metals company beat Wall Street's second-quarter revenue and earnings expectations.
  34. Goldman Sachs Analysts Predict Weak Earnings Season for Q2

    July 10, 2016
    Analysts at investment bank Goldman Sachs are voicing caution going into Q2 earnings season and have a list of reasons why ...
  35. What to Expect From Alcoa’s Earnings (AA)

    July 10, 2016
    After the closing bell and in customary fashion, Alcoa (AA) will kick off the US corporate earnings season with its second-quarter ...
  36. Alcoa Stock Rises Ahead of Q2 Earnings

    July 7, 2016
    Wall Street expects the aluminum and aerospace giant to deliver year-over-year declines in both revenue and profits.
  37. Commercial Metals or Alcoa: What's the Better Buy? (CMC, AA)

    July 5, 2016
    Commercial Metals stock is priced at 17 times forward estimates of 98 cents per share, while Alcoa shares are priced at forward ...
  38. The Pros and Cons of Executives' Pay Tied to Stock Performance

    June 23, 2016
    Watch for situations where lavish executive compensation is either not justified by total shareholder return or rationalized ...
  39. Alcoa Sues Alumina to Move Its Breakup Forward

    May 31, 2016
    Breaking up is hard to do. Australian bauxite miner Alumina is seemingly finding it difficult to let go of its attachment ...
  40. Alcoa Stock Declines on Possible Blocked Split (AA)

    May 31, 2016
    Separating its mining, refining and smelting divisions from its manufacturing unit has been viewed as a long-term positive ...
  41. 3 Commodity Stocks Poised to Pop (VALE, AU)

    May 10, 2016
    Pullbacks toward key support levels suggest now could be a good time to buy commodity stocks.
  42. Iron Ore Tumbles on Worsening China Economic Data

    May 4, 2016
    Why are these things always deemed "unexpected" when investors have been warned for months this was going to happen? Shares ...
  43. Alcoa Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (AA)

    May 3, 2016
    Alcoa will send its dividend payment on May 25 to shareholders of record as of May 6.
  44. BP Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    April 28, 2016
    Take a look at a handful of companies in the oil and gas industry that supply products and services in support of BP's worldwide ...
  45. Alcoa vs. BHP Billiton: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    April 26, 2016
    Obtain an up-to-date overview of BHP Billiton and Alcoa, Inc., two key players for investors seeking exposure to the aluminum ...
  46. (ATI) Who are Allegheny Technologies' Main Competitors?

    April 26, 2016
    Read about the specialty metals and components producer Allegheny Technologies, and learn more about its operations and competitive ...
  47. Now Caterpillar Says the Mining Rally Is Overblown

    April 25, 2016
    Although the market has been dismissing concerns over the rally in pricing for various commodities, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is ...
  48. (AA) Who are Alcoa's Main Competitors?

    April 16, 2016
    Learn about the financial profiles and operations of three main competitors to Alcoa Inc. and why this industry is becoming ...
  49. Rio Tinto Not Fooled by Iron Ore Rally

    April 15, 2016
    And just like that, the air has been let out of the iron ore rally as pricing for ore at Chinese ports with 62% content ...
  50. BHP Billiton Management Turns Bullish

    April 13, 2016
    It wasn't all that long ago when BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) executives were saying they expected Chinese steel production ...
  51. Alcoa Says Iron Ore Is Whistling Past Graveyard

    April 12, 2016
    Aluminum mining giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA) kicked off the earnings season with a report that indicates the rally in iron ore ...
  52. What to Expect From Alcoa's Earnings Monday (AA)

    April 11, 2016
    Alcoa shares may yet be a bargain.
  53. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Materials Sector (DOW, PX)

    March 31, 2016
    Learn who the top-earning executives are in the basic materials sector and which companies are thriving during volatile economic ...
  54. Why Alcoa Stock Declined 4.6% Thursday (AA)

    March 4, 2016
    With Alcoa shares now trading some 80% below all-time, patience comes with minimal risk and tons of potential rewards.
  55. 5 Stocks with Predictive Qualities (UNP, CNI)

    March 2, 2016
    Learn about five stocks that have predictive qualities. Find out what investors can learn from bellwether stocks, price correlations ...
  56. 3 Materials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (AA, ...

    March 2, 2016
    Identify three promising materials stocks that might be worth buying in 2016 given fundamentals, valuations and the fact ...
  57. Alcoa's Mixed Fourth Quarter Still Beats

    January 12, 2016
    With management forecasting 2016 to be a robust year global aluminum demand growth, up 6% year over year, it's likely Alcoa ...
  58. The Top 5 Large-Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016

    December 14, 2015
    Discover the top five large-cap basic materials stocks expected to grow in 2016, with summaries of each company and the rational ...
  59. Replacing Steel With Aluminum: Inside Ford's New Deal with Alcoa

    October 20, 2015
    Take a look at the new joint development deal between Ford Motor Company and its supplier, Alcoa Inc., to see what's in it ...
  60. These 3 Charts Say Now Is Not The Time To Buy Commodities

    October 13, 2015
    Traders are turning their attention to the charts of commodity stocks to get a better idea of the future trend. We'll take ...
  61. Alcoa Earnings Bomb Not a Bellwether

    October 12, 2015
    Thankfully the market hasn't followed Alcoa's lead down.
  62. Dell Merger and Corporate Earnings Move Markets

    October 8, 2015
    Earnings season begins today and investors will be looking for a silver lining to the darkening clouds of global economic ...
  63. What Alcoa’s (AA) Breakup Means for Investors

    October 1, 2015
    Alcoa plans to split into two companies. Is this a bullish catalyst for investors?
  64. Alcoa to Split in Two on Global Supply Woes (AA)

    September 30, 2015
    The ripples from the economic slowdown in China continue to spread out as Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced it will split in two, ...
  65. More Volatility Ahead

    September 29, 2015
    Yesterday started the week with a dose of fear as the VIX shot up by almost 17 percent. The index has been consistently trending ...
  66. Downtrending Stocks to Short or Sell

    September 24, 2015
    These stocks are trending lower and currently near a short sale areas, based on breaks lower and falling stock indexes.
  67. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Aluminum (IYM, AA)

    August 5, 2015
    Discover information about how investors can use ETFs to obtain exposure to the aluminum market, including information on ...
  68. Must-Know Simple & Effective Exit Trading Strategies

    February 9, 2015
    An effective exit strategy builds confidence, trade management skills and profitability.
  69. Spot Chances For Profits In The Three-Step Cycle

    January 30, 2015
    Markets progress from one price level to the next through an action-reaction-resolution cycle that generates all sorts of ...
  70. Alcoa Is A Potential Value Call

    October 10, 2012
    Alcoa is doing the best it can in a tough market. The company probably needs aluminum prices above $1 or $1.10/lb for the ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. Is It Time For A Templeton Play?

    March 12, 2009
    This investing guru has scored big on value plays. We analyze the Templeton strategy for today's market.