New Technology, Price Increases, Board Member Appointments, Strategic Reviews, and New Certifications - Research Report on Alcoa, AK Steel, Steel Dynamics, Rio Tinto, and POSCO

NEW YORK , December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA), AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS), Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD), Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RIO), and POSCO (NYSE: PKX). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Alcoa Inc. Research Report On December 20, 2013 , Alcoa Inc. (Alcoa) announced that it has developed a proprietary surface finishing technology, the ProStrength Finishing Technology, that enables consumer electronics companies to use aerospace-grade aluminum to make thinner, lighter, and stronger mobile devices. "Consumer electronics makers had been exploring ways to create beautiful anodized finishes on aerospace-grade aluminum alloys because they are among the strongest, yet lightest metals available," said Ray Kilmer , Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Alcoa. "ProStrength's anodized finish creates the metallic look and feel that consumers prefer, and the high-strength aluminum allows manufacturers to produce thinner, lighter, and more durable enclosures." The Full Research Report on Alcoa Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: -- AK Steel Holding Corporation Research Report On December 23, 2013 , AK Steel Holding Corporation (AK Steel) reported that after increasing its stainless steel price, as announced on November 22, 2013 , the Company has decided to increase base prices for all of its remaining stainless steel products, effective with shipments on January 1, 2014 . According to the Company, the increase will be achieved through a discount reduction of two percentage points, and for all products priced using net prices, the increase will be achieved by adding $0.02 per pound to the existing prices. The Full Research Report on AK Steel Holding Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. Research Report On December 19, 2013 , Steel Dynamics, Inc. (Steel Dynamics) announced the appointment of Bradley S. Seaman to the Company's Board of Directors as an independent director. According to the Company, Seaman has been appointed to fill a vacancy created by the untimely death of board member James A. Trethewey on October 18, 2013 . The Company informed that Seaman's appointment is for the balance of Trethewey's unexpired term of one year, ending May 2014 . The Full Research Report on Steel Dynamics, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: -- Rio Tinto plc Research Report   On December 23, 2013 , Rio Tinto plc (Rio Tinto) reported that it has advised the management of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd (Northern Dynasty), (which owns 100% of the Pebble Project, an undeveloped copper resource located in the Bristol Bay region of western Alaska ) that it intends to undertake a strategic review, including a possible divestment, of its shareholding in Northern Dynasty. According to the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, QIT-Fer et Titane Inc., Rio Tinto owns 18.1 million common shares of Northern Dynasty, representing approximately 19.1% of Northern Dynasty's issued and outstanding shares. As part of the Company's review, Rio Tinto notified that it will consider the Pebble Project's fit with the Group's strategy of investing in and operating long life and expandable assets, as well as with the strategy for its Copper business. The Full Research Report on Rio Tinto plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: -- POSCO Research Report On December 16, 2013 , POSCO announced the introduction of the POSCO Supplier Quality Certification (POSQC) to award quality certification certificates to material providers and external partner companies that receive excellent results. The Company informed that it has established a self-administered quality certification system for core material providers and external partners who directly influence product quality, to prevent inflow of poor quality materials, to achieve zero quality accidents, and to secure the highest level of quality competitiveness globally. POSCO stated that it expects the POSQC quality certification system to lead quality management innovation of suppliers and external partner companies, and to not only improve quality, but to also contribute greatly to shared growth. The Full Research Report on POSCO - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: ---- EDITOR NOTES: This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Nidhi Vatsal, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below. This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public. 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