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[video] Jim Cramer Quick Take: What to Watch With Alcoa

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Alcoa (AA - Get Report) will report earnings Tuesday for the first time since being dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

While the company has faced currency headwinds and weak aluminum pricing, TheStreet's Jim Cramer told Brittany Umar that many people don't view it as a two-part company.

Many overlook the part of the company that produces the two million screws that go into each Boeing (BA) jet or produces the aluminum skin on the back of Apple's (AAPL) iPad.

But then there's the other side of the company, which makes aluminum. There is a glut of the commodity, Cramer said, and it can't climb in price, much like natural gas. When the company reports earnings, he'll be watching for three things: a rising Chinese forecast, an in-line truck forecast and perhaps a rising European forecast.

He reminded investors CEO Klaus Kleinfeld likes to make forecasts, and if he confirms that China and Europe are improving, it would be huge. While some analysts have been clamoring for a stock split, Cramer doesn't think it would help.

He concluded that a split would be an option when the balance sheet improves but thinks investors should root for an improving earnings story instead. However, he said, earnings won't take off until aluminum prices improve.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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