Alcoa’s quarterly results may beat Wall Street expectations, but don’t expect a positive market reaction, according to David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies.
“Following last quarter’s earnings beat, [Alcoa’s] stock was down in the after-market trading because of guidance,” Silver said in an interview on CNBC. “They beat on the topline and they beat on the bottomline just by a penny, but expectations were not there and I expect to see something similar for this quarter.”
Silver downgraded the aluminum producer’s rating to “hold” from “buy” on Apr. 12 and shares have declined almost 7 percent since. He has a $17 price target on the stock.