4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Alcoa


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, aluminum giant Alcoa (NYS: AA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Alcoa's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Alcoa facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1888)

Market Cap

$11.4 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$25.0 billion


CEO Klaus-Christian Kleinfeld (since 2008)
CFO Charles McLane Jr. (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.9 billion / $9.4 billion

Dividend Yield



Aluminum Corporation of China
Rio Tinto Alcan

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 3,579 members who have rated Alcoa believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, All-Star LondonMatt, highlighted Alcoa as a solid bargain opportunity:

Currently being punished by the market due to an oversupply of aluminum and slowing demand. But the economy will turn around eventually, and when it does there will be demand in automotive, commercial, and aerospace markets. Alcoa are well positioned to profit when demand returns and aluminum prices finally go up. I can live with the low share price now.

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