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How to buy Alcoa Corporation (AA) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Alcoa Corporation shares.
Alcoa Corporation is an aluminum business based in the US. Alcoa Corporation stocks (AA.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $35.36 – a decrease of 0.23% over the previous week. Alcoa Corporation employs 12,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.2 billion.
How to buy shares in Alcoa Corporation
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Alcoa Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Alcoa Corporation shares?
- Alcoa Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Alcoa Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Alcoa Corporation performance over time
- Is Alcoa Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Alcoa Corporation shares over-valued?
- Alcoa Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Alcoa Corporation shares?
- Does Alcoa Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Alcoa Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Alcoa Corporation stock price (NYSE:AA)Use our graph to track the performance of AA stocks over time.
Alcoa Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$61.25|
|52-week range||$17.26 - $64.37|
|50-day moving average||$52.64|
|200-day moving average||$43.87|
|Wall St. target price||$61.48|
|Dividend yield||$0.36 (0.66%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.32|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Alcoa Corporation stock?
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Alcoa Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-0.23%|
|1 month (2021-12-21)||7.85%|
|3 months (2021-10-21)||22.52%|
|6 months (2021-07-21)||65.14%|
|1 year (2021-01-21)||206.10%|
|2 years (2020-01-21)||257.77%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||109.26%|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||71.76%|
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 14x. In other words, Alcoa Corporation shares trade at around 14x 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 $2.2 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||13.81%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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.
Alcoa Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 2.18% of net profits
Recently Alcoa Corporation has paid out, on average, around 2.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.66% 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 0.66% 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 18 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
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 $17.2623 up to $64.37. 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 2.446. 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.
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