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Alcoa’s Earnings Come in Above Consensus Estimates

July 8th, 2009 Michael McDonough

Kicking of the 2Q09 earnings season Alcoa (AA) reported a loss yesterday of US$0.26/share compared to analysts’ average estimate of US$0.38/share. The company accredited the better than expected result to workforce reductions and production cuts. CEO Klaus Kleinfeld said in a statement, “Alcoa has the staying power and reduced cost base to withstand the most serious downturn in the history of the aluminum industry.” Alcoa showed marginal gains in after-hours trading on the news.

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