Cost cutting helps insulate Alcoa

ALCOA CORP. $40 (New York symbol AA; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares o/s: 185.0 million; Market cap: $7.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.6; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.alcoa.com) has benefitted from higher prices in the past few months for alumina (used to make aluminum metal)… Read More

Trump’s tariffs weigh on Alcoa

ALCOA CORP. $45 (New York symbol AA; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 185.0 million; Market cap: $8.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.alcoa.com) is down 18% since the start of the year despite new tariffs on aluminum imports to the… Read More