Analysis and Opinions about AA-N

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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 13, 2015

So much of the aluminum story depends on how well China is doing. There are some exciting things happening in aluminum. Aircraft sales are way up, and Ford (F-N) has moved into aluminum bodies for trucks. Until commodity prices start to get a little more stabilized, he doesn’t see money moving into the sector. A lot of these manufacturing companies are not about revenue gain, but operating cost cutting.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
July 13, 2015

So much of the aluminum story depends on how well China is doing. There are some exciting things happening in aluminum. Aircraft sales are way up, and Ford (F-N) has moved into aluminum bodies for trucks. Until commodity prices start to get a little more stabilized, he doesn’t see money moving into the sector. A lot of these manufacturing companies are not about revenue gain, but operating cost cutting.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 6, 2015

His outlook is not good near to medium term. Your major buyer is China, but they actually produce aluminum themselves. The outlook is not good.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
July 6, 2015

His outlook is not good near to medium term. Your major buyer is China, but they actually produce aluminum themselves. The outlook is not good.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 3, 2015

This has turned itself from a metal basher into manufactured products. As the weight of a car or a plane comes down, aluminum is used more and more. Over the last year, this one is off about 7%. It is probably worthwhile putting in a longer-term position, as they should do well because of its major product and what it does with it will be used more and more.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
June 3, 2015

This has turned itself from a metal basher into manufactured products. As the weight of a car or a plane comes down, aluminum is used more and more. Over the last year, this one is off about 7%. It is probably worthwhile putting in a longer-term position, as they should do well because of its major product and what it does with it will be used more and more.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 2, 2015

This has been over $30 five times in the last 15 years. It is a cyclical company, so you have to rent it, not own it. They are in a sweet spot right now. Have made a bunch of acquisitions and have gotten more into the value added part of the aluminum business. Aluminum prices are historically low, but this is still throwing off free cash flow. Earnings are at about $1 a share and US auto demand is going to rise 25% over the next couple of years, simply because of emission standards. Dividend yield of 0.95%.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
June 2, 2015

This has been over $30 five times in the last 15 years. It is a cyclical company, so you have to rent it, not own it. They are in a sweet spot right now. Have made a bunch of acquisitions and have gotten more into the value added part of the aluminum business. Aluminum prices are historically low, but this is still throwing off free cash flow. Earnings are at about $1 a share and US auto demand is going to rise 25% over the next couple of years, simply because of emission standards. Dividend yield of 0.95%.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 26, 2015

If he had to own a commodity, aluminum might be one that he might want to look at. The problem with this company is that aluminum is the one commodity that they actually make and export out of China. He wouldn’t have too much money in commodities at all right now.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
May 26, 2015

If he had to own a commodity, aluminum might be one that he might want to look at. The problem with this company is that aluminum is the one commodity that they actually make and export out of China. He wouldn’t have too much money in commodities at all right now.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 17, 2015

Not a fan of most commodities. We still have longer to wait. Commodity cycles are very long, and we are in about a year 4 or 5 of the latest downtrend. One thing that bothers him is that China is a net producer of aluminum, not an importer.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
April 17, 2015

Not a fan of most commodities. We still have longer to wait. Commodity cycles are very long, and we are in about a year 4 or 5 of the latest downtrend. One thing that bothers him is that China is a net producer of aluminum, not an importer.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 12, 2015

Aluminum is not that attractive to her longer term. All commodity prices have been declining. They are trying to diversify into other applications, such as a recent titanium maker.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
March 12, 2015

Aluminum is not that attractive to her longer term. All commodity prices have been declining. They are trying to diversify into other applications, such as a recent titanium maker.

BUY
BUY
February 12, 2015

Aluminum prices are depressed, but this company is not dependant on the price of Aluminum. He would buy for a new client today. You need to buy it when earnings are depressed like they are now. The auto sector is moving to more and more aluminum in cars. A lot of the high cost production has been shut in so the supply has reduced.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
February 12, 2015

Aluminum prices are depressed, but this company is not dependant on the price of Aluminum. He would buy for a new client today. You need to buy it when earnings are depressed like they are now. The auto sector is moving to more and more aluminum in cars. A lot of the high cost production has been shut in so the supply has reduced.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 4, 2015

We are seeing weakness in all the metals, primarily because of the situation in China. For the longest time, commodity prices have been driven by what is going on in China. The Chinese government and their central bank is trying very hard to keep growth going forward. While this is going on, it is very difficult for metal prices in general to make any progress. One thing in this company’s favour is the expectation of a lot of aircraft orders. He is not sure it is enough to counteract the slow growth in metals globally.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
February 4, 2015

We are seeing weakness in all the metals, primarily because of the situation in China. For the longest time, commodity prices have been driven by what is going on in China. The Chinese government and their central bank is trying very hard to keep growth going forward. While this is going on, it is very difficult for metal prices in general to make any progress. One thing in this company’s favour is the expectation of a lot of aircraft orders. He is not sure it is enough to counteract the slow growth in metals globally.

WATCH
WATCH
January 19, 2015

Bottoms around the end of January and moves higher to the end of May of each year. Is not in an uptrend. It is below its 20 day moving average. He is watching it to see if it bottoms.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
January 19, 2015

Bottoms around the end of January and moves higher to the end of May of each year. Is not in an uptrend. It is below its 20 day moving average. He is watching it to see if it bottoms.

SELL
SELL
January 8, 2015

Came down to EBV -3 and now you get a double. $15 model price, -2% at its current price. He would sell and look elsewhere.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
January 8, 2015

Came down to EBV -3 and now you get a double. $15 model price, -2% at its current price. He would sell and look elsewhere.

BUY
BUY
December 4, 2014

Aluminum is one of the better commodities. AA-N is a good company to own.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
December 4, 2014

Aluminum is one of the better commodities. AA-N is a good company to own.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 4, 2014

Up 85% or so in the last 12 months. Given that a lot of car companies are moving to lighter cars and using more aluminum in car production, this has helped the stock. In the materials space, aluminum is probably one of the better ones to be in, compared to the deep mining. At this point, he thinks this stock is starting to reach fair value.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
December 4, 2014

Up 85% or so in the last 12 months. Given that a lot of car companies are moving to lighter cars and using more aluminum in car production, this has helped the stock. In the materials space, aluminum is probably one of the better ones to be in, compared to the deep mining. At this point, he thinks this stock is starting to reach fair value.

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PARTIAL SELL
November 21, 2014

This has done very well. People became bullish on aluminum recently. The increase in usage of aluminum in the automobile is giving more credence. Costs have come down for them because the price of aluminum is relatively flat. Stock has more than doubled, so if you own, he would be inclined to take some profits. He thinks you have seen the best of your gains at this point.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
November 21, 2014

This has done very well. People became bullish on aluminum recently. The increase in usage of aluminum in the automobile is giving more credence. Costs have come down for them because the price of aluminum is relatively flat. Stock has more than doubled, so if you own, he would be inclined to take some profits. He thinks you have seen the best of your gains at this point.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 3, 2014

Has done well in price appreciation, largely on the back of cost-cutting. Their revenues have not grown appreciably. The smelting business, up until recently, has been in business of trying to create demand by cutting off supply. A big part of their mining is done in China, which they don't control, and that gives him pause. The good news is that the downstream business has really picked up. However, he would still pass.

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Alcoa (AA-N)
November 3, 2014

Has done well in price appreciation, largely on the back of cost-cutting. Their revenues have not grown appreciably. The smelting business, up until recently, has been in business of trying to create demand by cutting off supply. A big part of their mining is done in China, which they don't control, and that gives him pause. The good news is that the downstream business has really picked up. However, he would still pass.

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