Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Alcoa Beats with Profit, Revenues: Angelic Choirs Sing (AA)

From CNBC:
Alcoa surprised Wall Street by reporting a profit for the most recent quarter and turning in a revenue number that topped expectations.

The maker of aluminum products and component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average reported a surprise profit of 4 cents a share in the third quarter, excluding one-time items, compared with a profit of 37 cents a share in the same period last year.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected Alcoa to report a loss of 9 cents a share.

Sales reached $4.62 billion in the most recent quarter, below the $7.234 billion from this time last year, but ahead of analysts' $4.551 billion forecast....MORE

One group of analysts said:

Another commented:

1 Freude, schoener Goetterfunken, 1 Joy, beautiful spark of Gods,
2 Tochter aus Elysium, 2 Daughter of Elysium,
3 Wir betreten feuertrunken, 3 We enter, fire-imbibed,
4 Himmlische, dein Heiligtum. 4 Heavenly, thy sanctuary.
5 Deine Zauber binden wieder 5 Thy magic powers re-unite
6 Was der Mode Schwert geteilt 6 What custom's sword has divided
7 Bettler werden Fuerstenbrueder 7 Beggars become Princes' brothers
8 Wo dein sanfter Fluegel weilt. 8 Where thy gentle wing abides.

9 Seid umschlungen, Millionen! 9 Be embraced, millions!
10 Diesen Kuss der ganzen Welt! 10 This kiss to the entire world!
11 Brueder - ueber'm Sternenzelt 11 Brothers - above the starry canopy
12 Muss ein lieber Vater wohnen. 12 A loving father must dwell.
13 Wem der grosse Wurf gelungen, 13 Whoever has had the great fortune,
14 Eines Freundes Freund zu sein, 14 To be a friend's friend,
15 Wer ein holdes Weib errungen, 15 Whoever has won the love of a devoted wife,
16 Mische seinen Jubel ein! 16 Add his to our jubilation!

Okay, that was actually Friedrich Schiller