SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

November 10, 2010 08:22 ET

Professional Research on Alcoa Inc. and Century Aluminum Co. -- Aluminum Prices Rise on Greenback Inflation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the aluminum industry, and offers free research on industry players Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) and Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ: CENX). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

Recent quarterly earnings reports indicate that many in the aluminum industry are recovering from last year's lows but still struggling to find their footing. Nevertheless, the future seems to be getting brighter for the industry as the metal's demand and prices have been rising. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on aluminum industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Alcoa Inc., Century Aluminum Co. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

A weak US dollar and a recent declaration by the Federal Reserve to buy $600 billion of Treasuries has boosted aluminum prices this month. There has also been strong demand in emerging markets such as Brazil, China and Russia. Populations and economies in these emerging markets have become richer, leading to high levels of building in private and public sectors. China is the largest consumer of the metal and with new plans to reduce electrical power consumption; their own production is decreasing, heightening import demands. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting aluminum stocks.

Of concern to the industry are the high levels of inventory which threaten to bring down prices. Also, demand from established markets such as the U.S. and Europe remains weakened as construction in these areas is still low.

Some companies in the industry are looking to restart plants which were shut down during the recession; however, with profits slim and costs high they have to make difficult decisions to make this possible. Others are looking to start production in new areas such as the Middle East.

Back in October, Alcoa Inc. and Century Aluminum Co. posted their financial results with Alcoa reporting a quarterly profit of $61 million on sales of $5.3 billion. Conversely, Century Aluminum Co. saw a loss of $16.8 million on revenue of $279.2 million. The company swung to a loss as a result of charges from a few of its contracts.

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