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Watch for Shares of Alcoa (AA) to Approach Support at $8.87

Published on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 13:38
By Peter Chu

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has opened bearishly below the pivot of $9.14 today and has reached the first level of support at $8.97. Investors may be interested in a cross of the next downside pivot targets of $8.87 and $8.60.

There is potential upside of 15.9% for shares of Alcoa based on a current price of $8.93 and an average consensus analyst price target of $10.35. The stock should find initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $8.89 and further support at its 200-day MA of $8.74.

Alcoa Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, and participates in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. The Company serves customers worldwide primarily in the transportation, packaging, building, and industrial markets with both fabricated and finished products.

Over the past year, Alcoa has traded in a range of $7.97 to $10.75 and is now at $8.93, 12% above that low. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has remained constant while the 50-day MA has advanced 0.3%.

By Peter Chu