AA - Alcoa Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
16.70
+0.72 (+4.51%)
At close: 4:04PM EST

16.70 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 6:33PM EST

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Previous Close15.98
Open16.04
Bid16.70 x 1000
Ask16.80 x 800
Day's Range16.04 - 16.80
52 Week Range13.62 - 31.45
Volume8,550,473
Avg. Volume4,971,368
Market Cap3.099B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.74
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target EstN/A
  • Trump’s Tariffs Haven’t Rescued American Steel
    Bloomberg

    Trump’s Tariffs Haven’t Rescued American Steel

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- It’s been almost two years since President Donald Trump announced, on March 1, 2018, that he would be imposing a 25% tariff on steel imports to the U.S. and 10% on aluminum. “We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer,” he tweeted at the time.The tariffs exempted a few countries to start, and were rolled back last May for products from Canada and Mexico, but otherwise still stand. Things have gone pretty well for the country in the meantime. For companies and workers in the U.S. steel and aluminum industries, not so much. U.S. Steel Corp.’s share price, for example, closed at its highest level in almost seven years on the day the tariffs were announced. It has since declined 80%.Not every steel and aluminum manufacturer’s stock chart makes this point quite so perfectly. The biggest U.S. steel producer, mini-mill operator Nucor Corp., saw its stock price peak in January 2018, not March, and it’s down a mere 31% since then. At the biggest U.S. aluminum producer, Alcoa Corp., the stock peaked in April 2018 and is down 74% since. Those are still sharp declines amid a generally rising stock market, though, and I was unable to find a single publicly traded U.S. steel or aluminum maker that hasn’t experienced something similar since early or mid-2018.As for the workers, primary metals manufacturers did keep adding jobs for the rest of 2018. But they began shedding them last April and now employ fewer people than when the tariffs were announced.As described in detail in the current Bloomberg Businessweek, the tariffs have directly harmed some U.S. steelmakers that depend on imported semi-finished steel slabs. For the most part, though, the industry’s troubles seem to be the product not of the metals tariffs but of a global industrial slump. The world’s biggest steelmaker, Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal SA, has also experienced a big (45%) stock-price drop since mid-2018. Also, as someone who speculated back in March 2018 that the tariffs might help metals manufacturers at the expense of the much-larger industries that use that metal, I feel obliged to report that this doesn’t seem to have happened either, at least not in terms of employment.What does strike me, though, as I think of the industry sectors that President Trump has gone to bat for in a big way with tariffs and other forms of aid — metals makers, appliance manufacturers, coal miners, and oil and gas drillers sprang immediately to mind — is that hardly any of them have been having a great time of it lately, with all those I just named shedding jobs last year.(1) Meanwhile, the giant technology companies that have been recipients chiefly of the president’s ire keep chugging right along. The causes for these differing fortunes surely go way beyond White House policy, and it’s worth reiterating that the economy overall has been growing and creating jobs. But it does raise some questions about the president’s priorities.There is an unkind saying about Trump to the effect that everything he touches dies, a reference to the many past business failures with which he has been associated. It’s not entirely true — the Manhattan real estate business is still quite alive, despite his continued involvement in it — and the direction of causality isn’t always clear. With Trump’s economic interventions, maybe it’s just that the man is drawn to things that have their glory days behind them (like golf!). As someone who chose to pursue a career in journalism, I cannot help but have some sympathy with this worldview. But nostalgia seems like a counterproductive motivation for industrial policy. Picking winners is hard enough for a government to do successfully, but you’re stacking the deck against yourself if you focus most of your attention on the losers.On Tuesday, the president seemed to change his tune a bit on big tech, celebrating the stock-market gains of the “trillion-dollar club” of Google-parent Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. I wouldn’t make too much of that — on the same day the Federal Trade Commission, controlled by Trump appointees, ordered those four companies plus Facebook Inc. to cough up details of past acquisitions for an investigation that might eventually lead to antitrust action. But if Trump ever decides to help the tech giants, look out. A clearer sell signal would be hard to imagine.(1) According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was an increase in employment in oil and gas extraction over the course of 2019, but an even bigger decrease in employment in "support activities for oil and gas extraction."To contact the author of this story: Justin Fox at justinfox@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Stacey Shick at sshick@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Justin Fox is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering business. He was the editorial director of Harvard Business Review and wrote for Time, Fortune and American Banker. He is the author of “The Myth of the Rational Market.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • The Truth About Market Timing - February 06, 2020
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  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of AA.N earnings conference call or presentation 15-Jan-20 10:00pm GMT

    Q4 2019 Alcoa Corp Earnings Call

  • Company News for Jan 16, 2020
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    Company News for Jan 16, 2020

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  • Alcoa Corp. (AA) Reports Q4 Loss, Misses Revenue Estimates
    Zacks

    Alcoa Corp. (AA) Reports Q4 Loss, Misses Revenue Estimates

    Alcoa Corp. (AA) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -40.91% and -1.07%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Trade deal, Fed Beige Book, bank earnings — What to know in markets Wednesday
    Yahoo Finance

    Trade deal, Fed Beige Book, bank earnings — What to know in markets Wednesday

    Signing of the “phase one” trade deal, Federal Reserve’s release of its Beige Book and another round of bank earnings will keep investors busy Wednesday.

  • Earnings Preview: Alcoa (AA) Q4 Earnings Expected to Decline
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    Earnings Preview: Alcoa (AA) Q4 Earnings Expected to Decline

    Alcoa (AA) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • Alcoa (AA) to Divest Gum Springs Facility to Veolia for $250M
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    Alcoa (AA) to Divest Gum Springs Facility to Veolia for $250M

    The divestment of Alcoa's (AA) Elemental Environmental Solutions business will enable the company to focus more on its core business.

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  • Simple Market Timing Strategies That Work - December 24, 2019
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  • A 'phase one' US-China trade deal would solve one major problem for the stock market
    Yahoo Finance

    A 'phase one' US-China trade deal would solve one major problem for the stock market

    Is it time for the animal spirits to be released on Wall Street amid speculation of a concrete U.S.-China trade deal?

  • Is Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) A Volatile Stock?
    Simply Wall St.

    Is Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) A Volatile Stock?

    If you're interested in Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of share...

  • Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminum from Rio-Alcoa Venture
    Bloomberg

    Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminum from Rio-Alcoa Venture

    (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. is taking delivery this month of the first batch of carbon-free aluminum produced by a Montreal-based venture, helping move the iPhone maker closer to its greenhouse-gas reduction goal.Elysis, a joint venture between Rio Tinto Group and Alcoa Corp. backed by Apple, uses new technology that emits pure oxygen when producing aluminum. Apple has said in an environment report that 80% of its emissions from an iPhone 8 came during the production phase. The metal is also used in iPads, Macs and Apple watches.“For more than 130 years, aluminum — a material common to so many products consumers use daily — has been produced the same way,” Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives at Apple, said in an emailed statement.Rio’s commercial network is handling the first delivery to Apple, a Rio spokesman said in an email.“This is another important step towards zero carbon aluminum and a more sustainable future,” said Alf Barrios, Rio Tinto Aluminium chief executive officer.The metal being shipped to Apple was produced at the Alcoa Technical Center in Pittsburgh.“This first sale is tangible evidence of our revolutionary work to transform and disrupt the conventional smelting process by making a process that is both more efficient and more sustainable,” Benjamin Kahrs, an Alcoa executive vice president and Chief Innovation Officer, said in a statement.\--With assistance from Mark Gurman and Steven Frank.To contact the reporter on this story: Joe Deaux in New York at jdeaux@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Luzi Ann Javier at ljavier@bloomberg.net, Joe RichterFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Apple buys first-ever carbon-free aluminium from Alcoa-Rio Tinto venture
    Reuters

    Apple buys first-ever carbon-free aluminium from Alcoa-Rio Tinto venture

    The metal is being made by Elysis, a Montreal-based joint venture of Alcoa Corp and Rio Tinto announced last year with $144 million (£112.24 million) in funding from the two companies, Apple and the governments of Canada and Quebec. The aluminium will be shipped this month from an Alcoa research facility in Pittsburgh and used in Apple products, although the technology company did not say which ones. The smelting process involves passing electrical current through a large block of carbon called an anode, which burns off during the process and releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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  • Nike, Alcoa, Amazon, Target and Best Buy highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
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  • Bear of the Day: Alcoa Corporation (AA)
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    Bear of the Day: Alcoa Corporation (AA)

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  • Simple Market Timing Strategies That Work - December 03, 2019
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    Simple Market Timing Strategies That Work - December 03, 2019

    In the long-run, does consistent market timing really matter to be a successful investor?

  • Trade Deal Could Lift Freeport-McMoRan and Alcoa
    Market Realist

    Trade Deal Could Lift Freeport-McMoRan and Alcoa

    The metals and mining sector has been weak this year. Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) and Alcoa (AA) have underperformed the broader market.