Alcoa and B of A are well behind the market, and both continue to lack worthy fundamentals.
Management is brilliant, but there's no near-term catalyst to push shares higher.
Despite several positives, the aluminum giant is not without risks.
Companies can't hide weakness in the top line.
Allegiant Travel is upgraded to 'buy,' and Dendreon is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Analysts aren't expecting much. Even so, one company is going to make the numbers appear much better than they really are.
Stocks are mixed as optimism about a plan to help Spain's banks is tempered by profit warnings from tech companies.
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