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Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) went up by 6.71% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $62.61. The company’s stock price has collected 4.68% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 01/06/22 that Christine Keener to be Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Barrick North America

Is It Worth Investing in Alcoa Corporation (NYSE :AA) Right Now?

Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 14.52 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for AA is at 2.44. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 11 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for Alcoa Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $59.97, which is -$2.71 below the current price. AA currently public float of 184.17M and currently shorts hold a 6.03% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of AA was 8.60M shares.

AA’s Market Performance

AA stocks went up by 4.68% for the week, with a monthly jump of 28.44% and a quarterly performance of 35.50%, while its annual performance rate touched 149.58%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 5.23% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.88% for Alcoa Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 11.85% for AA stocks with a simple moving average of 45.11% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AA stocks, with Wolfe Research repeating the rating for AA by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for AA in the upcoming period, according to Wolfe Research is $63 based on the research report published on November 17th of the previous year 2021.

Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AA reach a price target of $60, previously predicting the price at $52. The rating they have provided for AA stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on November 02nd, 2021.

JP Morgan gave a rating of “Overweight” to AA, setting the target price at $52 in the report published on October 05th of the previous year.

AA Trading at 22.69% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -0.38% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.88%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.23%, as shares surge +24.79% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +35.91% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AA rose by +4.68%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +110.28% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $56.38. In addition, Alcoa Corporation saw 4.68% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AA starting from Oplinger William F, who sale 166,369 shares at the price of $48.40 back on Nov 16. After this action, Oplinger William F now owns 93,190 shares of Alcoa Corporation, valued at $8,051,611 using the latest closing price.

Reyes Timothy D., the EVP & Chief Commercial Officer of Alcoa Corporation, sale 17,390 shares at $50.02 during a trade that took place back on Sep 13, which means that Reyes Timothy D. is holding 60,831 shares at $869,933 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +5.68 for the present operating margin
  • +8.16 for the gross margin

The net margin for Alcoa Corporation stands at -1.81. The total capital return value is set at 6.88, while invested capital returns managed to touch -2.87. Equity return is now at value 23.00, with 5.60 for asset returns.

Based on Alcoa Corporation (AA), the company’s capital structure generated 78.74 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 44.05. Total debt to assets is 17.54, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 76.86. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 43.00.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.11, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.37. The receivables turnover for the company is 15.41 and the total asset turnover is 0.64. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.64.

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