NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The traditional start of Earnings Season has begun, launched by these messages on StockTwits from Alcoa (AA) - Get Alcoa Corp. Report:

$AA Reports 1Q14: Strong First Quarter 2014 Results, Offset by Special Items as Portfolio Transformation Accelerates - Alcoa (@Alcoa) Apr. 8 at 02:08 PM

$AA Reports 1Q14: Global end market growth remains solid - Alcoa (@Alcoa) Apr. 8 at 02:25 PM

You can click through to the @Alcoa Investor Relations stream on StockTwits to see several key bullet points for investors to digest here. Early returns suggest investors are liking what they're seeing.

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