Alumina (AWC)

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A chief supplier of alumina, Alumina mainly operates in the mining of bauxite, refining of alumina and smelting of selected aluminium through AWC or Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals for which it owns 40% of the company's shares. The 60% of the company's shares is owned by Alumina's partner, the Alcoa. Alumina Limited was listed on the Australia Stock Exchange on the 31st of October 1961. To date, around 10 people are employed in the company. Alumina is in charge of the two aluminum smelters as well as eight alumina refineries owned by Alcoa Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC).

Alumina 2012 Full Year US$152.9m Loss

Aluminium producer, Alumina (ASX:AWC) have reported its 2012 full year profit results to shareholders.

  • Alumina full year loss of US$152.9 million down from a loss of US$47.3 million in the previous corresponding period.
  • Losses from foreign exchange contributed almost US$90 million among other losses. If those item are excluded: Alumina net loss of US$62.1 million from a Net Profit of US$126.6 million in 2011.

Chinese Citic Buys 13% of Alumina $452m

Chinese financial company CITIC has bought a 13 percent stake of aluminium producer Alumina (ASX:AWC) for $452 million.

  • China based company Citic, will purchase more than 366 million new Alumina shares.
  • Citic is a Chinese government owned investment company.

Winners and Losers of Trading for Week 2

The year comes of with a rough start for some and a smooth for others as companies trade stocks for the second week of 2012. Here are the lists of the best and worst traded stocks in the ASX100, ASX200 and All Ordinaries in the Australian Securities Exchange for January 9-13, 2012.

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Alumina Shares Fall as Alcoa Closes 12pc of Smelting Capacity

Shares of Alumina (AWC) declined this morning more by more than 3 per cent after US aluminium producer Alcoa Inc. (AAI) announced that it would permanently shut down 12 per cent of its aluminum smelting capacity due to weakened prices of industrial metal. Alumina currently owns 40 per cent stake of the US aluminium producer.

Best and Worst Pre-Christmas Traded Stocks

Stocks went up and down before Christmas day arrived and this record shows to prove it. Below are list of the best and the worst traded stocks in ASX100, ASX200 and All Ordinaries of the Australian Stock Exchange in the 51st week of 2011, December 19 to 23, 2011.

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Trading Winners and Losers for Dec. 12-16

This record contains the top 10 best and worst traded stocks in the ASX100, ASX 200 and All Ordinaries of the Australian Stock Exchange in the 50th week of 2011, from December 12 to 16, 2011.

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Tomorrow's Upcoming Stock Market Events

There are no floats for tomorrow but there are two stocks that will go on ex-dividend and three companies that will have their general meeting.

Upcoming ex-dividends

Two companies are scheduled to have their stocks go on ex-dividend on August 16, 2011 - Alumina and Computershare.

Profit Reporting Season


Telstra (ASX:TLS) annual profit fell 17 percent with net profit at $3.231 billion for the year to June 30, down from $3.883 billion last period. Revenue added 0.7 percent to $25.09 billion while earnings were down 6.4 percent to $10.15 billion from $10.85 billion last year. The company declared a fully-franked final dividend of 14 cents, with full year payout at 28 cents.


Losers of the Week ASX100

Losers of the week for the ASX100. These stocks decreased their share price by the largest percentage on the Australian sharemarket, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) from the previous week of trading (15th week: 11th April to 15th April 2011). Losers this week include: LEI, AWC, CTX, IPL, OZL, ALL, WOR, SGM, BXB, OST. Other lists of ASX companies by market capitalisation.

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