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Alcoa Inc (AA) Breaks Down before Earnings

Jul 03 2009

Alcoa Inc (AA) Breaks Down before Earnings

Alcoa Inc. (AA) moved lower on Thursday as commodities across the board struggled and the overall market fell as jobs data lead many to disbelieve the 2nd quarter will represent a turnaround in the US economy. The stock fell 4.73% to break below an early lower for the past 30 days of $10 a share. The company is set to announce their earnings on July 8, Wednesday of this coming week.

Revenue and Earnings

Revenue and Earnings estimates for the company have been reduced over the past three months with 2nd quarter earnings now expected to be a loss of 34 cents. This represents a decline of 151% from the earnings of the same quarter a year ago. Revenue is also expected to show a decline with the current estimate at a reduction of 48% compared to last year’s 2nd quarter.

Beginning of Earnings Season

The company has missed it’s earnings estimates the past three quarters, missing by 2 cents in March. The Alcoa report represents the beginning of the 2nd quarter earnings season which should provide the markets with direction up or down going forward. If both Alcoa and Chevron (CVX) provide disappointing earnings this coming week, the markets could fall for the week giving investors a trade for the final 2 days.

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