Earnings Report Shows All's Not Well With Alcoa

When is a 27% increase in sales, and a doubling of profits, bad news? It certainly sounds like an exceptional circumstance, but that's where Alcoa finds itself today, having missed earnings estimates and facing a discouraging free cash flow.

The Top 10 Growth Industries for 2011

After the long downturn, the coming year will present an opportunity for many industries to rejuvenate themselves. Independent researcher IBISWorld sorted through the data on 711 U.S.-based industries to give its predictions of the 10 top performing industries for 2011.

Bellwhether Alcoa Is Expected to Post a Small Profit

Alcoa earnings: Analysts predict first-quarter EPS of 10 cents for the aluminum giant, a marked improvement from the sharp loss posted in the same period last year. But weak aluminum prices ahead could pose problems.