Thursday, April 19, 2018

Supply Issues Creating A Windfall For Alcoa

While I liked Alcoa (AA) three months ago, and thought that the company could benefit from some supply curtailments, I didn’t expect the significant market disruptions that have pushed spot aluminum prices on the LME to over $2,528/mt (versus less than $2,100 in December). Now, though, the market is dealing with section 232 limitations, problems with the Alunorte facility, and U.S. sanctions against Russian producers, pushing the markets into more substantial supply deficits.

Although Alcoa has had a good run over these last three months, and I don’t view it as a long-term holding, there may still be some worthwhile upside left at these levels.

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Supply Issues Creating A Windfall For Alcoa

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