2. As of noon trading, Alcoa ( AA) is up $0.33 (2.8%) to $11.95 on average volume. Thus far, 13.1 million shares of Alcoa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.54-$12.00 after having opened the day at $11.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.62.

Alcoa Inc. produces and manages primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. Alcoa has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Alcoa a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alcoa as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Alcoa Ratings Report now.

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