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How to buy Alcoa Corporation stock | $56

Learn how to easily invest in Alcoa Corporation stock.

Alcoa Corporation is an aluminum business based in the US. Alcoa Corporation shares (AA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alcoa Corporation employs 12,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Alcoa Corporation stock price (NYSE: AA)

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Alcoa Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$56.00
52-week range$12.15 - $52.08
50-day moving average $48.18
200-day moving average $39.97
Wall St. target price$55.21
PE ratio 12.963
Dividend yield $0.36 (0.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.32

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Is it a good time to buy Alcoa Corporation stock?

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Alcoa Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $56 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) 21.66%
1 month (2021-09-17) 14.68%
3 months (2021-07-16) 69.95%
6 months (2021-04-16) 57.17%
1 year (2020-10-16) 343.74%
2 years (2019-10-17) 175.86%
3 years (2018-10-16) 54.74%
5 years (2016-10-14) 127.15%

Is Alcoa Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Alcoa Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alcoa Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Alcoa Corporation's P/E ratio

Alcoa Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Alcoa Corporation shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Alcoa Corporation's EBITDA

Alcoa Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Alcoa Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Alcoa Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $11.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.01%
Gross profit TTM $1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.41%
Return on equity TTM 18.24%
Profit margin 7.29%
Book value $20.73
Market capitalisation $10.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alcoa Corporation shares

There are currently 9.4 million Alcoa Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Alcoa Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 15.4% down from 11.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Alcoa Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Alcoa Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alcoa Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alcoa Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alcoa Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 7.9 million). Alcoa Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.18. In other words for every 100,000 Alcoa Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1180 shares are currently held short.

However Alcoa Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alcoa Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alcoa Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alcoa Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alcoa Corporation shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0505% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alcoa Corporation shares, roughly 51 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Alcoa Corporation.

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Alcoa Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Alcoa Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Alcoa Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 37.81

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Alcoa Corporation's overall score of 37.81 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Alcoa Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Alcoa Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 24.32/100

Alcoa Corporation's environmental score of 24.32 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alcoa Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Alcoa Corporation's social score

Social score: 15.12/100

Alcoa Corporation's social score of 15.12 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alcoa Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Alcoa Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 9.37/100

Alcoa Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Alcoa Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Alcoa Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Alcoa Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Alcoa Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Alcoa Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 37.81
Total ESG percentile 63.78
Environmental score 24.32
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 15.12
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 9.37
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 3

Alcoa Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.92% of net profits

Recently Alcoa Corporation has paid out, on average, around 2.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alcoa Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alcoa Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

While Alcoa Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Alcoa Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Alcoa Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 24 November 2016.

Have Alcoa Corporation's shares ever split?

Alcoa Corporation's shares were split on a 1000:801 basis on 31 October 2016. So if you had owned 801 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alcoa Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 19.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alcoa Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Alcoa Corporation's share price.

Alcoa Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alcoa Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.15 up to $52.0797. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Alcoa Corporation's is 2.5762. This would suggest that Alcoa Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Alcoa Corporation overview

Alcoa Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products in the United States, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Bauxite, Alumina, and Aluminum. It engages in bauxite mining operations; and processes bauxite into alumina and sells it to customers who process it into industrial chemical products, as well as aluminum smelting, casting, and rolling businesses. The company offers primary aluminum in the form of alloy ingot or value-add ingot to customers that produce products for the transportation, building and construction, packaging, wire, and other industrial markets; and flat-rolled aluminum sheets to customers that produce beverage and food cans. In addition, it owns hydro power plants that produce and sell electricity to the wholesale market to traders, large industrial consumers, distribution companies, and other generation companies. The company was formerly known as Alcoa Upstream Corporation and changed its name to Alcoa Corporation in October 2016. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Alcoa Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.963% of Alcoa Corporation shares are held by insiders and 79.792% by institutions.
How many people work for Alcoa Corporation?
Latest data suggests 12,900 work at Alcoa Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Alcoa Corporation?
Alcoa Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Alcoa Corporation based?
Alcoa Corporation's address is: 201 Isabella Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15212-5858
What is Alcoa Corporation's ISIN number?
Alcoa Corporation's international securities identification number is: US0138721065
What is Alcoa Corporation's CUSIP number?
Alcoa Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 013872106

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