Player Avatar edwjm (99.87) Submitted: 9/20/2011 12:13:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.60 AA Score: -44.85

Alcoa, Inc. (AA) is a producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, and is active in all major aspects of the industry: technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling.

At the current price as I type this of $11.48, the trailing p/e is 13.65 and the est. forward p/e is 7.99. The quarterly dividend is only 3¢, which corresponds to an ann. yield of 1.04%. The 52-wk range has been $10.99--$18.47. The low was set almost a year ago and the high in April. The current price is not far from the low. 64% of shares are held by institutions. Most sell-side analysts consider it a Buy. Like other metal stocks, it tends to be volatile. Stock price action has been generally sideways since early August after falling precipitously in July.

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