NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer says Alcoa (AA - Get Report) is the most important stock for trying to figure out the economy, and the aluminum producer plans to report earnings on Tuesday, July 8.
Cramer says many investors will focus on Alcoa's recent acquisition of jet engine components manufacturer Firth Rixson. This could put Alcoa in a similar situation to Timken, which split into a specialty division and basic division and brought out tremendous value. But Cramer does not think Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld will talk about this.
Instead, he thinks Kleinfeld will discuss the uptick in different areas of his business, such as trucks, non-residential construction and aerospace, about which Kleinfeld has already been bullish. Cramer also wants to hear what he says about China, which had stalled but could be coming back online.
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