This Message From Alcoa Officially Launched Earnings Season: StockTwits.com

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

$AA Reports 1Q14: Strong First Quarter 2014 Results, Offset by Special Items as Portfolio Transformation Accelerates http://stks.co/j0Tld - Alcoa (@Alcoa) Apr. 8 at 02:08 PM

$AA Reports 1Q14: Global end market growth remains solid http://stks.co/e0QCC - 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.

With market indices flashing signs of a possible inflection point, this earnings season figures to be heavily and carefully scrutinized. The best way to get real-time news, real-time fundamental & technical analysis, and instant sentiment response when an earnings report is released is to head to StockTwits.com while reports are breaking. Simply point your mouse to the search box and type in the ticker or company name you're interested in:

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...and you'll be taken direct to that company's ticker stream where you'll see real-time messaging unfold before you:

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Get the instant reaction and insight into how and why the stock is moving in response to the earnings release while its happening.

At the time of publication the author had no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article represents the opinion of a contributor and not necessarily that of TheStreet or its editorial staff.

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