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Alcoa shares decline before Q4 earnings report announced

Company shares of Alcoa Inc fell along with the market in general during the session, led by the current issues of China and North Korea, which made investors to trade with caution. The company is to announce its financial earnings report for the quarter on January 11, but the stock remained bearish. Amid the last five trading sessions alone, shares dropped 15%, which suggests as the largest losses witnessed today on a volume of above-average.  

As stocks did not kicked-off well this 2016, solid earnings for the succeeding week could reverse things wildly. For the next four trading days, stocks will be closely watched if shares will recover, or will test their lows for November month. Shares were down by about 6.85% or $0.64 following the announcement, and hit $8.64 per share. From the average, a record of 33.97 million shares or 23.57% were traded. On June 2, 2015, AA plunged about 26.55% and remained on a decline trend. It has underperformed the S&P500 about 21.85%.  


Out of 9 analysts which covers Alcoa shares, 6 analysts of which gave a “Buy” rating, 0 voted for “Sell”, and 3 assigned a “Hold”. It suggests that the ratings were positive by 67%. It posted a $15 as the highest price objective, while $9.50 on its lowest price objective. The average mean among analysts target settled at $13.29, which appears to post above today’s stock price of $8.64 with 53.82%. 

According to StockzIntelligence Inc. 12 analysts have given highlights on Alcoa Inc stock since August 4, 2015. Stifel Nicolaus kept a “Buy” rating on the shares of the company on December 22. Gabelli assigned a “Buy” rating and set a price target of $14.50 on October 5. Moreover, Nomura downgrades and set a “Neutral” rating. S&P Research maintained its rating on September 29. S&P Research issued a “Buy” rating and posted a price objective of $15. Lastly, Deutsche Bank sustained a “Buy” rating on October 5. 

It registered an increased institutional sentiment of 1.26 in Q2 2015. It rose 0.19, from 1.07 in 2015 Q2. About 84 funds sold all their owned Alcoa shares, while 166 downgrades positions, which led ratio to improved. 72 funds purchased shares, while 244 upgrades total positions. The institutions currently own 871.42 million shares, which is 11.97% greater than the prior share value of 778.25 million in 2015Q2. 

Furthermore, Oak Hill Capital Management Llc holds about 21.59% of the total portfolio in the aluminum provider, amounting to 26.09 million shares. Baupost Group Llc Ma own shares worth 52.27 million or an 8.41% of its total US portfolio. Moreover, the Washington State Investment Board owns about 6.09% of its total portfolio, with a total value of 397,690 shares. The New York-based D.C. Capital Advisors Ltd, on the other hand, register a 5.34% share on their portfolio. Lastly, a Washington-based fund, Icm Asset Management Inc Wa, issued 279,986 shares owned.


Company shares were given a 2 buy rating, and 0 sales for a total net activity of $85,360. Meanwhile, Sorrell Martin purchased 4,435 shares amounting $42,109. Tata Ratan purchased as well 4,555 shares with a total value of $43,251, and Harvey Roy Christopher purchased 57 shares valued at $744.

Alcoa Inc. is operating a business in lightweight metal engineering and manufacturing. The market cap of the firm stands at $12.04 billion. The business is operating in four divisions which include Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. It posted a 22.03 P/E ratio. The Company is producing products globally such as aluminum, titanium and nickel, are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, gas and oil, defense, consumer electronics, and industrial applications.

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