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Company: Alcoa (AA)
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22 votes

  Another loss for Alcoa

Alcoa Inc. (AA) posted its second consecutive quarterly loss, $497 million (or 61 cents a share) but saw its stock value rise as analysts cheered the company’s cost-cutting measures. Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld said its end markets have shown signs of bottoming or stabilizing, Reuters reported.

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31 votes

  Dividend Cut From .17 to .03

Dividends are hot right now. Income-dependant shareholders will drop this stock like a ton of, umm Aluminum.

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25 votes

  Loss of business

Their most profitable plant is laying off 145 workers due to lack of business

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15 votes

  Downturn in the aluminum industry's cycle

The completion of several expansion projects that Alcoa is currently pursuing may coincide with a downturn in the aluminum industry’s cycle.

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27 votes

  Profit margins will suffer because of growing energy and aluminum prices

Alcoa’s primary metal profit margins will suffer because of growing energy costs and exposure to fluctuating spot aluminum prices.

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16 votes

  Slowing growth in China will decrease available markets and earnings

In the last week, concerns over slowing Chinese growth have led to a 4.7% decline in Alcoa's stock and speculation has driven losses across the manufacturing industry as one of the largest markets for manufacturing goods is starting to cool. The Shanghai Composite Index fell a little over 4% on the 29th of June alone bringing it to its lowest close in 14 months.

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12 votes

  Reliance on Depressed Industries

Nearly 2/3's of Alcoa's North American revenue is derived from the auto, paper/packaging, and construction industries. The ability of these industries to contribute to Alcoa's revenue was fueled by unsustainable debt accumulation at both the consumer and corporate level. It may be many years before these three industries recover to pre-recession levels and are able to fuel demand for aluminum products.

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