Posts Tagged ‘AA’

The Alcoa Buyout Rumors (AA)

Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA) is up today on buyout rumors, but there are some concerns that these may be overblown. Rio Tinto is the supposed bidder here… Shares have already doubled normal trading volume and then some with over 52 million shares traded as of 1:10 PM EST versus an average volume of about 25 [...]

Unusual Options Patterns For What Lies Ahead (AA, BRCD, HAL, VVUS, UNG, SIRI)

We have scanned the options trades for highly unusual options trading patterns from Friday to see which will be carryover issues into next week.  Some may seem logical, while some may seem odd.  Friday’s highly unusual options trading that will carry over into next week was seen in Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA), Brocade Communications Systems, [...]

After-Hours Price/Volume Leaders (AA, CENTA, CPHD, CYTX, DRWI, GENZ, KLIC, ONXX)

This Thursday marks the unofficial launch of earnings season and there are many stocks on the move.  Some are earnings, some are not.  We are tracking after-hours moves in shares of Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA), Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENTA), CEPHEID (NASDAQ: CPHD), Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX), DragonWave Inc. (NASDAQ: DRWI), Genzyme [...]

Ahead of Alcoa Earnings: Speculators Mount Options Assault (AA)

Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA) is to be the first of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average components reporting earnings this earnings season with results due after the close today.  Right after 2:05 PM EST we have shares trading down 0.7% at $10.87 on almost 26 million shares.  The real move is in the speculative options [...]

Longer Support & Resistance for Alcoa (AA)

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is still trading up after its unexpected profit rather than a loss was reported last night.  Unfortunately, the stock is off its highs and has traded back under the $15.00 handle right at 8:00 AM EST.  At 8:05 AM EST we have already seen 1 million shares trade hands and the [...]

Metals Spike After-Hours oN ALCOA (AA, CENX, STLD, TIE, AKS, X, CLF, MT)

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) has just posted a surprise profit after it was expected to lose money in the quarter.  Here are the full details, but we took a 4:20 PM EST snapshot and many metals companies are running up that are not just in the aluminum space: Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) $9.65 close; [...]

Alcoa Sees Elevated Options Trading Before Earnings (AA)

Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA) is trading up 4% at $13.97 today ahead of tomorrow’s earnings.  At 3:20 PM EST we have seen some 34 million shares trade hands, which is only an average day’s trading volume.  But we are seeing elevated call option trading ahead of tomorrow’s earnings report.  Here is the volume and open [...]

Alcoa Stung by Downgrade (AA)

Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA) was already under pressure with the market this morning, but a downgrade is hurting the stock.   Goldman Sachs cut the aluminum giant to “Neutral” from “Buy” and this is adding further pressure.  Before the 8:00 AM EST pre-market level we are seeing shares trade down close to 4% around $12.42 [...]

PREMARKET ALERT: Alcoa notes signs of auto market stability (AA, CENX)

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) shares likely will be among the most active this morning. The stock rose more than 5 percent to $9.92 after hours Wednesday. The company kicked off the Q2 earnings season by beating expectations by 12 cents a share. Revenue fell 41 percent from year-earlier results to $4.24 billion, but were still [...]


Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) shares are up more than 4 percent and above $9.50 a share, and have traded nearly their average daily volume as of 1:40 p.m. Eastern, as shares saw a volume spike after CEO comments reported by According to Bloomberg’s site, Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld said demand is strengthening in both [...]