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Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.17.

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) traded down 1.01% on Monday, hitting $14.779. The stock had a trading volume of 1,845,800 shares. Alcoa has a 1-year low of $7.63 and a 1-year high of $15.18. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $13.96 and its 200-day moving average is $12.31. The company’s market cap is $17.325 billion.

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, April 8th. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.56 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.11 earnings per share. Alcoa’s revenue was down 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Alcoa will post $0.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AA shares. Analysts at S&P Equity Research downgraded shares of Alcoa to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday. Separately, analysts at ISI Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Alcoa in a research note on Friday. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Alcoa from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Friday. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock.

Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) is engaged in lightweight metals, products and solutions.

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