DJIA Losers: Alcoa and 2 Stocks Facing Investor Skepticism

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) is down today by 0.36% and stands at 12,372. The large stocks below are among the lagging performers today.

Alcoa (NYSE:AA): Yesterday, Alcoa came down as EPS estimates Q4 plummeted by a sorry 96%. The stock recovered as the day progressed, but this bad news is sticking to Alcoa again in early trading. AA shares recently traded at $9.11, down $0.25, or 2.67%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $8.45 to $18.47. Volume today was 10,753,188 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 33,849,300 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 9.56, while trailing earnings are $0.95 per share.

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Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Sterne Agee is not Intel’s best friend today. They have downgraded Intel to Neutral. Reason 1: manufacturers will use more ARM chips from rivals. Reason 2: Qualcomm is better positioned to take advantage of smartphone growth. INTC shares recently traded at $25.21, down $0.19, or 0.75%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $19.16 to $25.78. Volume today was 10,522,884 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 56,280,400 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 10.92, while trailing earnings are $2.31 per share.

DuPont (NYSE:DD): There is a shortage of corn seed, which could make corn prices very high and/or very volatile. This could affect DuPont in a lot of different ways. DD shares recently traded at $46.15, down $0.55, or 1.18%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $37.10 to $57.00. Volume today was 2,963,383 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 7,024,540 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 12.53, while trailing earnings are $3.68 per share.

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