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    Crown Holdings’ Income Rose and Its EPS Fell in 3Q15

    Crown Holdings (CCK) has a market cap of $7.1 billion. After the earnings report in 3Q15, it fell by 0.93% to close at $51.15 per share as of October 19, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Clear Channel International: The Only Junk Bond Issuer in the Week Ending December 11

    An indirect and wholly owned subsidiary of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Clear Channel International issued $225 million in dollar-denominated junk bonds.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Upgrades Silgan Holdings to a ‘Buy’

    On January 23, 2017, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded Silgan Holdings’s (SLGN) rating to a “buy” from “underperform.”

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Fund Managers

    Must Know: What Value Can Elliott Management Add to Alcoa?

    Elliott Management noted that it plans to engage in a “constructive dialogue” with Alcoa’s (AA) board regarding Alcoa’s split transaction and “additional available opportunities to maximize shareholder value.”

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Aluminum Executives Think about the Industry Outlook?

    While aluminum demand is still rising, there are varying estimates about aluminum consumption.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Capacity Curtailments Could Help Increase Alcoa’s Cost Positioning

    Alcoa is working to reduce the unit production costs for its plants. If this is not possible, the company could idle these plants.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did High-Yield Bond Issuers Avoid the Primary Market?

    High-yield bond issuance fell to zero last week due to two main reasons. Junk bond issuers stayed away from the primary market due to fears of default risk.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Moody’s Thinks of Silgan Holdings’ Rating

    Silgan Holdings (SLGN) rose 9.1% to close at $59.77 per share during the fourth week of January 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Upgraded Crown Holdings to ‘Buy’

    Bank of American Merrill Lynch has upgraded Crown Holdings’ rating from “neutral” to “buy” and set the price target at $57 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Ball Plan to Finance Its Offer to Rexam?

    Ball (BLL) has a market capitalization of $8.9 billion. BLL rose by 2.0% to close at $65.15 per share as of February 9, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hanesbrands Declared a Dividend of $0.15 per Share

    Hanesbrands reported fiscal 3Q16 net sales of $1.8 billion—a rise of 10.7% compared to net sales of $1.6 billion reported in fiscal 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ball Corporation Declared Dividend of $0.13 per Share

    Ball Corporation declared a cash dividend of $0.13 per share on its common stock. It will be paid on March 15 to shareholders of record as of March 1, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News on Ball Corporation?

    Ball Corporation (BLL) reported 3Q16 net sales of $2.8 billion, a rise of 33.3% compared to net sales of $2.1 billion in 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Macquarie Rated Allison Transmission Holdings as ‘Neutral’

    Allison Transmission’s (ALSN) cash and cash equivalents fell 34.5%, and its inventories rose 10.2% in 3Q16 compared to 4Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Ball Corporation’s 3Q16 Results Turn Out?

    Ball Corporation (BLL) fell 0.80% to close at $76.48 per share during the first week of November 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cal-Maine Foods Completed Its Acquisition of Foodonics International

    Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) fell 4.4% to close at $36.50 per share during the first week of November 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ball Corporation Declares Dividend of $0.13 per Share

    Ball Corporation (BLL) has a market cap of $13.9 billion. It fell 0.28% to close at $79.53 per share on October 26, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Crown Holdings Perform in 3Q16?

    Price movement Crown Holdings (CCK) has a market cap of $7.9 billion. It rose 1.4% to close at $56.76 per share on October 19, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 2.3%, 5.9%, and 12.0%, respectively, on the same day. CCK is trading 2.1% above its 20-day moving average, 3.6% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    What Should You Watch for in Alcoa’s 3Q16 Earnings Call?

    Alcoa’s 3Q16 earnings call Previously in this series, we looked at Alcoa’s (AA) 3Q16 guidance and analyst estimates. In this part, we’ll analyze some points investors should pay attention to in the company’s 3Q16 earnings call. Commodity markets During its 2Q16 earnings call, Alcoa reduced its deficit projection for aluminum markets to 775,000 metric tons […]

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ball Corporation Is Selling Its Specialty Tin Facility

    Ball Corporation (BLL) has a market cap of $13.8 billion. It fell 0.38% to close at $79.04 per share on September 26.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Are Alcoa’s Earnings Estimates a Little Conservative?

    Alcoa (AA) generated an adjusted EBITDA of $754 million in 2Q16 and ~$1.4 billion in 1H16. Alcoa’s 1Q16 EBITDA was negatively impacted by lower metal prices.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    How Did Ball Perform in 2Q16?

    Ball (BLL) has a market cap of $13.7 billion. It rose by 12.0% to close at $78.51 per share on August 4, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Ball Declares Dividend of $0.13 Per Share

    Ball (BLL) has a market cap of $10.1 billion. It fell by 0.45% to close at $71.15 per share on July 27, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    How Arconic’s Different Segments Performed in 2Q16

    Alcoa’s GRP segment broke a record in automotive sheet shipments in 2Q16, and these higher shipments were led by the ramp up of Alcoa’s Tennessee facility.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Barclays Rates Ball Corporation as ‘Equal Weight’

    Ball Corporation (BLL) reported fiscal 1Q16 net sales of ~$1.8 billion, a fall of 8.7% compared to net sales of ~$1.9 billion in fiscal 1Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Ball Acquires Rexam and Sells Divestment Business

    Ball Corporation (BLL) has a market cap of $10.3 billion. Its stock rose by 1.3% to close at $72.29 per share on June 30, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ball Corporation Stock Rose on June 28

    Ball Corporation (BLL) has a market cap of $10.0 billion. It rose 3.3% to close at $70.60 per share on June 28.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Both Bulls and Bears Are Betting on Alcoa

    Long-term investors are betting on value creation after Alcoa’s split.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Alcoa Is Forecasting a 5% Aluminum Demand Growth: Will It Happen?

    During its 1Q16 earnings call, Alcoa (AA) revised down its 2016 global aluminum demand growth projection to 5%. It expects Chinese aluminum demand to increase this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Aluminum Demand Grow 6% as Alcoa Is Projecting?

    There are valid reasons for aluminum producers to feel upbeat about aluminum demand growth.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Alcoa Foresees a Record Aluminum Deficit in 2016?

    Alcoa (AA) foresees a record aluminum deficit this year and says aluminum production will fall short of demand by 1.2 million metric tons.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What if US Midwest Aluminum Premiums Continue to Rise?

    In the US Midwest, aluminum premiums have been on an uptrend since the end of October. News of supply curtailments by Alcoa and Century Aluminum has helped.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chinese Aluminum Exports Might Stay Elevated in 2016

    One of the major challenges facing the global aluminum industry has been the rise in Chinese aluminum exports. China’s aluminum exports rose 10% YoY in 2015.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alcoa’s 2016 Outlook: What’s Driving Its Recent Downfall?

    Let’s explore Alcoa’s 2016 outlook. If things go as planned, Alcoa would split into two later this year. One part would engage in the legacy aluminum business.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    High-Yield Bond Fund Flows in 2015: Not a Pretty Picture

    High-yield bond funds have become out of favor with investors. Recently, the ICI released weekly data on estimated fund flows for high-yield bonds funds.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    LME Aluminum Inventories Rise, Canceled Warrants Fall

    Aluminum inventories have risen by roughly 1% this month. The percentage of canceled warrants has fallen to 38% from 44% at the beginning of the month.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Aluminum Prices Still Weak despite Mounting Industry Losses

    Aluminum prices have been weak for most of the year. What’s worse, they have been reaching fresh 52-week lows regularly this month.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY’s Rally Stalled at 0.09% Fall despite Upbeat Economic Data

    November 19 saw the release of the Philadelphia Fed’s Business Outlook Survey for November 2015. Government bonds rose in the wake of the economic data.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Miscellaneous

    Alcoa Forecasts Aluminum Deficit in 2016 after Years of Surplus

    Global aluminum markets have been in a surplus for almost a decade. Although aluminum producers have cut capacity since 2007, the Chinese smelting capacity has risen over the period.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LME Aluminum Inventories Have Been Sliding since 2013

    On November 2, 2015, LME-registered warehouses had a total aluminum inventory of 3.03 million metric tons, out of which almost 36% were on canceled warrants.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    The Fine Balance of Century Aluminum’s Financials

    Century Aluminum has generated losses for two consecutive quarters. In 3Q15, Century Aluminum posted a loss at the gross profit level.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Century Aluminum’s 3Q15 Earnings Release Sparked a Selling Spree

    Century Aluminum (CENX) released its 3Q15 financial results on October 29, 2015, after the markets closed. The company reported a net loss of $56.1 million in the quarter.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Will Century Aluminum Post a Larger-Than-Expected Loss in 3Q15?

    Analysts expect Century Aluminum (CENX) to post a loss when it releases its 3Q15 results on October 29, 2015. Earnings season for the aluminum industry has started on a dull note.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    No Break for Alcoa: Aluminum Premiums Are Still Weak

    US Midwest aluminum premiums have been stable at $0.07 per pound in October. However, aluminum premiums have fallen more than 70% YTD.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Alcoa Management on Aluminum Industry’s Outlook

    Alcoa expects aluminum demand to double between 2010 and 2020. In its 3Q15 earnings call, Alcoa maintained its long-term outlook for the industry but made some changes to the short-range outlook.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FED’s Uncertain Rate Hike Brings All Sectors Down

    Following the employment report on September 4, the financial and material sectors fell, primarily due to the Fed’s uncertainty surrounding a rate hike.

    By Renee Blakely
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