If you're looking for growth in the basic materials sector, should you invest in Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (NYSE: ACH) right now to reap solid benefits in the future? In this article, I will deliver a clearer picture on where Aluminum stands to help you see possible potential and risks you may face in the future.
Aluminum Corporation is a producer of alumina and primary more »
Investors engaged in the eternal search for the “next big thing” who were lucky enough to stumble upon the aluminum industry have been handsomely rewarded to date. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the aluminum stocks - Aluminum Corporation (NYSE: ACN), Alcoa (NYSE: AA) and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) - stand. My argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting which stock is the best more »
Basic material stocks such as Rowan Companies (NYSE: RDC), Allied Nevada Gold (NYSEMKT: ANV), and Alcoa (NYSE: AA) have not been rewarding to investors in recent months, even though the markets have reached new heights. It may be a good time to go long in these stocks, however, as the U.S. economy has started giving signals that the worst is behind us.
Rowan Companies’ strong indicator
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Investors in paintings and coatings company PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) have enjoyed a nearly 45% rise over the last year, but the stock has remained in a tight $150-$160 range over the last few months. Is this a sign that it’s time to take profits on the stock? Before you rush to hit the sell trigger, you should consider the upside potential in this stock. PPG can move more »
As aluminum has been experiencing a downward trend in price for over two years now, mainly due to a global oversupply amidst a sluggish economic environment, I believe that it is a good time to invest in copper, instead. In this article I will look into the largest producers of aluminum in the U.S. and China, Alcoa (NYSE: AA) and Aluminum Corp. of China (ADR) (NYSE: ACH), respectively, and more »
If you think that investing is simple, then just take a look at industrial giant General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) latest results. The industrial sector has been weaker this year, but GE reported a surprisingly good set of results. Furthermore, rivals such as Switzerland’s ABB and Germany’s Siemens, have subsequently given disappointing results and guidance. So what's going on with GE? How has it managed to achieve more »
Alcoa (NYSE: AA) just announced earnings that beat Wall Street's pretty low expectations. While solidifying demand is good for Alcoa, the company expects notable growth from the aerospace industry. That suggests solid outlooks for General Electric (NYSE: GE) and Boeing (NYSE: BA).
A Tough Market
Alcoa is one of the largest aluminum companies in the world. It's been a rough business since the housing market burst and the more »
It is definitely saddening to see a great company like the aluminum giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA) being reduced to a mere non-entity. The continued fall in the aluminum prices is taking a toll on its revenue and earnings and urging investors to focus on other stocks which promise better returns.
Kudos to the Alcoa management for its continued pursuit of more productivity and more cost cutting, but odds against it more »
Netflix’s message to investors is clear as it says `Over the coming decades and across the world, Internet TV will replace linear TV. Apps will replace channels, remote controls will disappear, and screens will proliferate’.
Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix says that the spending on tech and their “process knowledge” can be spread over many more markets and households as the company expands. So they will continue spending money in more »
When it comes to funding your child's or grandchild’s college education, there is no “right” mix of stocks. How effective your strategy will be depends on a host of factors, but above all, it depends on your time frame. If you have 18 years to work with, setting up a DRIP account that withdraws $100 a month from your bank account and automatically reinvests the dividends is probably more »
The world market for basic materials is still experiencing demand contraction as a consequence of the international recession and the low growth in China. The aluminum industry is not exempted from this, and lower aluminum prices have hurt companies’ overall sales. In this context, the players in the aluminum field are being forced to trim costs in order to handle the pressure.
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Brighter economic times are ahead, but as the economy rebounds it will probably be necessary for interest rates to rise to keep a lid on inflation. This will be a very gradual process, but it is as close to a sure thing as possible. As long as you keep that in mind, certain investments that seem out of style at the moment become solid long-term choices.
Starting with insurance
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This season’s earnings results have impressed so far, with a majority of the companies meeting or beating analyst expectations. For some, it has been a major surprise to the investment community, while for others things came as expected. One of the main surprises came from Alcoa (NYSE: AA), the company that kicked of the second quarter earnings season after beating analyst expectation.
Many expected Alcoa to miss expectations in more »
It’s always interesting to use earnings season as a way to formulate a view on the economy. Unfortunately, anyone looking for some positive news on the industrial sector would have been disappointed by the recent results from industrial supply companies Fastenal (NASDAQ: FAST) and MSC Industrial Direct(NYSE: MSM). What did these companies say, and what does it all mean for the industrial sector?
Mixed growth in the industrial more »
The price of aluminum on the London Metal Exchange is declining continuously. Aluminum fell from $2,053 per ton in February 2013 to $1,816 per ton in June 2013. Analysts expect about 782,250 tons of aluminum surplus in the global market in 2013 and around 896,000 tons in 2014. Low aluminum prices have forced the aluminum companies into unprofitable territory. Here are three aluminum companies that are more »
One of the toughest things about investing into Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is the volatility in the aluminum market. There’s an abundance of bauxite ores in the world (which is the material that alumina is extracted from). The company believes that the price of aluminum will eventually stabilize. If the price of aluminum stabilizes, there may be a worthwhile investment thesis.
The company reported a $119 million net more »
Alcoa's (NYSE: AA) recent earnings report, which beat expectations, has brought back some faith in the global economic recovery. Indeed, by beating expectations, Alcoa has silenced critics and reassured bulls in the basic-materials sector.
Alcoa reported EPS of $0.07, beating the consensus estimate for EPS of $0.06 for the period. Sales fell 19% to $5.8 billion, surpassing the the consensus estimate of approximately $5.8 billion more »
Investors always like to look at Alcoa’s (NYSE: AA) earnings and use them as a guide to the rest of earnings season. In the latest second-quarter results, there were some surprising elements which deserve to be looked at in more detail. In this article, I want to examine Alcoa’s end market commentary and discuss the implications for some companies which you might be looking at.
Alcoa changes guidance more »
When the earnings season begins, all eyes will be on Alcoa (NYSE: AA). The company marks the unofficial start of the reporting season. This time, Alcoa is more than just the first company to report. Despite the drop in the aluminum prices, the company has gotten it right and is interesting for your portfolio. Here’s why.
The company has announced its second quarter earnings of $0.07 more »
Earnings season has unofficially begun with the announcement of Alcoa’s quarterly report, and already we saw some exciting volatility on Tuesday, but are any of these stocks a post-earnings “buy”? In this piece, I am looking at the quarters from four companies, and determining if the movement presents value or a value trap.
Post-Earnings Volatility at its Best
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