Most analysts believe that Alcoa Corporation, (AA) has the potential to rise by 121.61% or more. For Alcoa Corporation to record further gainanalysts believe that the company has to hit $40 price target. The high price target for AA for next 12 months currently stands at $40. This means that the highest 12 months price target is 121.61% above its last closing price. For most investors, the -2.27% change in the share price could have prompted them tosell the stock, but doing that would be a mistake as it would be taking into consideration only the short-term performance of the stock. The stock closed August 22, 2019 trading at $18.05 which saw uptrend of -32.09% since the beginning of 2019. The price of the stock has risen by 55.62% from average 12-month price target of $28.09 expected by the analysts. The median price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $26, which means that it could rise by 44.04% from its current position. Despite that, some analysts believe that it won’t perform excellent, setting a lower price target of $20 for the stock which means it could rise by 10.8%.
A look at the AA stock today shows that it has lost -58.05% of its value over the past one year, which has led to some investors becoming concerned about the short-term performance of Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA).The 52-week high price for AA is $45.65 which is attained on August 28 while its 52-week low currently stands at $16.68 and was reached on August 15. At the moment, the stock is trading $-7.4 below its YTD moving average set at $25.45.
In order to determine if the stock is worthy of your patience, you should know that Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) is now trading at 0X the earnings per share recorded over the past 12 months. This is a downtrend compared to the readings of the sector which is 15.86X while the industry average stands at 14.69X. The most popular way to value a stock is to look at its historic Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio with the help of its earnings report over the past 12 months. Alcoa Corporation was able to achieve an EPS of $-3.23 during the last four quarters. The P/E ratio is widely known due to the fact that it is widely used, simple, effective, and, tautologically.
On Thursday, August 22 of 2019, the 14-day Absolute ATR (Average True Range) for AA moved by $0.87. Over the past seven days, the stock’s average daily volatility stood at 3%. A stock with a low volatility is usually a good one as it means that investors are very confident in the stock. Alcoa Corporation’s trading volume has recently moved to 3 million, which is compared with the average daily volume of 3.46 million shares.
The daily chart for AA, points out that the company has recorded -40.17% losses over the past six months. However, it is still 8.2% higher than its most recent low trading price. The performance of the stock over the past five days shows that it is up 6.68% though it is -9.8% below its three-week moving average. It is worthy to know that price action is not always clear. There are times when a stock will undergo some negatives, trade erratically within some range or even act very unpredictable. When that happens, then making use of moving averages makes the pattern clearer for traders. Comparing to 50-day SMA, the price of the stock has dropped by -16.52% while it is down -32.19% against the 200-day SMA. This is usually seen as the last support line for a stock, as a move downward could signal a bearish trend or market. The daily chart of AA reveals that it has lost some grounds as it ended Thursday with a -23.39% fall over the past 30 days.