Market Analysts see Alcoa Corporation [AA] gaining to $84. Time to buy?



Alcoa Corporation [NYSE: AA] loss -2.27% or -1.5 points to close at $64.66 with a heavy trading volume of 6487013 shares. The company report on May 3, 2022 that Alcoa Releases 2021 Sustainability Report.

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Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) has released its 2021 Sustainability Report, which provides a detailed overview of the Company’s progress against key environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives.

“Now, more than ever, our world needs reinvention, and we made significant progress in 2021 against our vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future,” said Roy Harvey, Alcoa President and CEO. “This year’s sustainability report outlines how we are leveraging our processes, products, and people to help usher the aluminum industry into the low-carbon future and work with stakeholders across the value chain to build a better world.”.

It opened the trading session at $65.17, the shares rose to $67.66 and dropped to $64.20, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for AA points out that the company has recorded 38.37% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -108.58% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 8.15M shares, AA reached to a volume of 6487013 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Alcoa Corporation [AA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AA shares is $91.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AA stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Alcoa Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 21, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price from $68 to $82. The new note on the price target was released on April 08, 2022, representing the official price target for Alcoa Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $78 to $100, while Morgan Stanley kept a Equal-Weight rating on AA stock. On January 11, 2022, analysts increased their price target for AA shares from 60 to 65.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Alcoa Corporation is set at 4.98, with the Price to Sales ratio for AA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.99. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 9.46. Price to Free Cash Flow for AA in the course of the last twelve months was 275.62 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

Trading performance analysis for AA stock

Alcoa Corporation [AA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.45. With this latest performance, AA shares dropped by -28.65% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 38.37% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 65.50% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 30.19, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 24.06, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 35.72 for Alcoa Corporation [AA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 81.56, while it was recorded at 67.83 for the last single week of trading, and 58.65 for the last 200 days.

Alcoa Corporation [AA]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Alcoa Corporation [AA] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.01 and a Gross Margin at +21.08. Alcoa Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.45.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.75, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.87.

Alcoa Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

An analysis of insider ownership at Alcoa Corporation [AA]

There are presently around $10,071 million, or 84.50% of AA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 18,119,209, which is approximately 8.42% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 17,693,630 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.17 billion in AA stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $422.34 million in AA stock with ownership of nearly 43.766% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Alcoa Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 294 institutional holders increased their position in Alcoa Corporation [NYSE:AA] by around 40,608,468 shares. Additionally, 246 investors decreased positions by around 30,622,161 shares, while 79 investors held positions by with 80,986,658 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 152,217,287 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AA stock had 141 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,757,097 shares, while 92 institutional investors sold positions of 11,523,004 shares during the same period.