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Is Alcoa Inc.(NYSE: AA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1962. Alcoa Inc. is in the Aluminum industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Alcoa Inc., is 17387.28, and so far today it has a volume of 13652900. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1962 is 3.58%.

To help you determine whether Alcoa Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 17.63. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Alcoa Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.63 and the P/B ratio is 1.08. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.9 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Alcoa Inc. is trading at, 10.12 (-0.88% today), Alcoa Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.19%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.44, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 30.16% after growing -248.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -9.80%, and -10.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1315.38, and the number of shares float is 1312.71. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 72.10%. The float short is 8.40%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.34. Management has seen a return on assets of -1.60%, and also a return on investment of 1.40%.

The ability for Alcoa Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 0.67 and total debt/equity is 0.68. In terms of margins, Alcoa Inc. has a gross margin of 18.20%, with its operating margin at 1.80%, and Alcoa Inc. has a profit margin of -2.70%.

The 52 week high is -11.49%, with 66.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.13% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.87%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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