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Why Alcoa (AA) Could Be Positioned for a Surge

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Alcoa Corp (AA - Free Report) is a producer and seller of bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products  that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on AA’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that AA International could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for AA

In the past 30 days, two estimates has gone higher for Alcoawhile one has gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 71 cents a share 30 days ago, to 77 cents a share today, a move of 8.5%.

Current Year Estimates for AA

Meanwhile, Alcoa’scurrent year figures are also looking quite promising, with three estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to two lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $2.83 per share 30 days ago to $3 per share today, an increase of 6%.

ALCOA CORP Price and Consensus

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 8.8% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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