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July 9, 2014
12:27 EDTAA, ACH, NOR, KALUAlcoa hits 52-week high after better than expected results
Shares of aluminum producer Alcoa (AA) are moving higher after the company reported better than expected second quarter results. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Alcoa reported Q2 adjusted earnings per share of 18c and revenue of $5.8B, compared to analysts' consensus estimates of 12c and $5.66B, respectively. The company reiterated its 2014 outlook for aluminum demand growth of 7%, and global aerospace growth of 8%-9%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On its earnings conference call, Alcoa said it expects Q3 EPS to "continue to build on the strong second quarter." After tax operating income, or ATOI, is expected to grow by 5%-10% over last year's third quarter due to continued share gains, stronger market conditions and productivity. Productivity gains are expected to offset cost increases in Q3. The company raised its 2014 estimate for the North America commercial transportation market to a range of 10%-14%, from a previous range of 5%-9% in the first quarter. The higher estimate is based in part on rising truck orders and backlogs. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, research firm Stifel raised its price target on Alcoa to $17 from $15 per share after the company reported higher than expected EPS. The firm expects the company's 2015 results to be boosted by higher prices. It kept a Buy rating on the shares. Another firm, JP Morgan, also raised its price target on Alcoa to $18.50 from $15.00, citing improving results in primary metals following the company's Q2 results. The firm kept an Overweight rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Alcoa rose 74c, or about 5%, to $15.59, a fresh 52-week high. Including today's advance, the stock is up approximately 97% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the aluminum space include Aluminum Corp. of China (ACH), Noranda Aluminum (NOR), and Kaiser Aluminum (KALU).
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September 23, 2014
10:54 EDTAAAlcoa initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial
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10:52 EDTKALUKaiser Aluminum initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial
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September 22, 2014
12:59 EDTAAToyota to use aluminum for Camry hood, Automotive News says
Toyota Motor (TM) looks set to begin using aluminum instead of steel to build the hood of its widely popular Camry vehicle, according to Automotive News. The change will begin in 2018, the website quoted an unnamed source as saying, Alcoa (AA) mines aluminum. Reference Link
September 16, 2014
09:36 EDTAAActive equity options trading on open
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September 15, 2014
18:34 EDTAAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:17 EDTAAAlcoa announces proposed offering of 25M depositary shares
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10:36 EDTACHHigh option volume stocks
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September 12, 2014
10:00 EDTNOROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Cedar Realty Trust (CDR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... E.ON AG (EONGY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Genuine Parts (GPC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Inland Real Estate (IRC) upgraded at KeyBanc... Littelfuse (LFUS) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... Noranda Aluminum (NOR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... OCI Partners (OCIP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Ramco-Gershenson (RPT) upgraded at KeyBanc... Sprint (S) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... T-Mobile (TMUS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... The Advisory Board (ABCO) upgraded to Outperform at Wells Fargo.
05:57 EDTNORNoranda Aluminum upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman upgraded Noranda to Buy based on constructive view of the aluminum market, relative valuation, earnings power, and reduced balance sheet concerns. Price target raised to $7 from $4.80.
September 11, 2014
09:01 EDTAAAlcoa signs multiyear supply contract with Boeing valued at over $1B
Alcoa (AA) has signed a long-term contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products to Boeing (BA). The multiyear contract, valued at more than $1B, is the largest ever between the two companies. Notably, the agreement makes Alcoa sole supplier to Boeing for wing skins on all of its metallic structure airplanes. Alcoa plate products, used in applications such as wing ribs, wing skins or other structural parts of the aircraft, will also be on every Boeing platform, including the 787 Dreamliner. Finally, the agreement establishes a foundation for continued collaboration on new, high-strength and corrosion-resistant alloys, including aluminum-lithium that could be used for complex structural applications.
September 9, 2014
10:10 EDTAAOn the Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AMC Entertainment (AMC) initiated with a Hold at Topek... AMRI (AMRI) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Alcoa (AA) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein... Alumina (AWC) initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein... American Airlines (AAL) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Catalent (CTLT) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Chimerix (CMRX) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Delta Air Lines (DAL) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Enable Midstream (ENBL) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Enbridge Energy (EEP) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Endocyte (ECYT) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... EnerNOC (ENOC) initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest... Enterprise Products (EPD) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Good Times Restaurants (GTIM) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... JetBlue (JBLU) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... MEI Pharma (MEIP) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... ONEOK Partners (OKS) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Southwest (LUV) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... TC PipeLines (TCP) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... TECO Energy (TE) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... United Continental (UAL) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Weibo (WB) initiated with a Buy at T.H. Capital... Williams Partners (WPZ) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital.
08:10 EDTAAAlcoainitiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
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