Alcoa Corp (AA:NYE) Analysts see stock doubling, $80 target

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Based on the Alcoa Corp AA stock forecast from 12 analysts, the average analyst target price for AA stock forecast is USD 80.33 over the next 12 months. Alcoa Corp’s average analyst rating is Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of AA stock forecast is Slightly Bullish, which is based on 9 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Alcoa Corp’s stock price was USD 45.06. Alcoa Corp’s stock price has changed by +1.87% over the past week, -4.22% over the past month and +21.49% over the last year.

Bauxite, alumina, and aluminium products are produced and sold by Alcoa Corporation and its subsidiaries in the United States, Spain, Australia, Iceland, Norway, Brazil, Canada, and other countries. In October 2016, the business changed its name from Alcoa Upstream Corporation to Alcoa Corporation. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania serves as the company’s corporate headquarters. It was established in 1888.

 

What we like:

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on a total return basis, for investors seeking high-income yields.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered a better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered a better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

 

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above the median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price-to-earnings basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on a cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price-to-cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering buying.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

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