A Ticker A Day #2: Alcoa Corporation ($AA)

Alcoa (www.alcoa.com) is the world’s 8th largest producer of aluminum, founded in 1888 to commercialize a major discovery in metallurgy: the process for smelting aluminum. The business was launched on $20,000 of investment (which would be roughly equivalent to $500,000 in today’s dollars) and has gone through many changes in its history, with many acqui…

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