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  • Aluminum Corporation: Should Yield-hungry Investors Stay Away?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AA, ACH, FCX


    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. 

    Business updates

    Aluminum Corporation is a producer of alumina and primary more »

  • Which Aluminum Stock is the Best Bet for Profits?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, AA, FCX

    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 »

  • Attractive Nibbles for Upside Investors

    By Jacob Wolinsky - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AA, ANV, RDC

    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

    Texas-based Rowan Companies more »

  • Plenty of Upside Potential With This Industrial Company

    By Lee Samaha - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AA, FAST, MSM, PPG, SHW

    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 »

  • Stay Away From Aluminum and Consider Copper Instead

    By Damian Illia - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AA, ACH, FCX

    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 »

  • The 3 Reasons Why This Industrial Giant Is Outperforming

    By Lee Samaha - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AA, GE, JNJ

    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 »

  • Aluminum Giant Says Buy Airplanes

    By Reuben Brewer - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AA, GE, BA

    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 »

  • Alcoa Offers Little to Look Forward To

    By Gaurav Basu - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AA, BHP, RIO

    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 »

  • The Netflix Bubble – Stronger than it Seems

    By Preetam Kaushik - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AA, AMZN, NFLX

    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 »

  • Investing for your child's College Education? Read this first.

    By Jessica McCann - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AA, UHAL, BRK-B, BRK-A, IBM

    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 »

  • 3 Big Aluminum Companies to Analyze

    By Louie Grint - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AA, AWC, ACH

    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.

    Let's analyze how this strategy is working more »

  • Preparing for Economic Growth and Rising Interest Rates

    By Nihar Patel - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: AA, NLY, MET

    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

    Superficially more »

  • Why You Should Not Bet On This Stock’s Q2 Earnings

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: AA, ACH, CENX

    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 »

  • Which Stocks Are Working in the Industrial Sector?

    By Lee Samaha - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: AA, FAST, MSM

    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 »

  • Amid Crashing Prices, These Aluminum Companies Are Struggling to Stay Afloat

    By Shweta Dubey - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: AA, AWC, ACH

    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 »

  • Alcoa Could Be a Buy

    By Alexander Cho - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AA, F, BA

    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.

    Earnings highlights

    The company reported a $119 million net more »

  • The Industrial Metals Market Is Showing Signs of Life

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AA, TX, X

    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 »

  • The Winners and Losers From Alcoa's Report

    By Lee Samaha - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: AA, AME, GE, PLL

    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 »

  • This Aluminum Producer Has Reached Its Bottom

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: AA, ACH, CENX

    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.

    Solid report

    The company has announced its second quarter earnings of $0.07 more »

  • 3 Noteworthy Trends to Start Earnings Season

    By Brian Nichols - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: AA, WDFC, WWW

    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

    To the naked eye, WD-40’s (NASDAQ: WDFC) Tuesday loss of more »

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