Alcoa starts earnings season...or does it?

April 8, 2015 3:33 PM

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While Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is not the big name it used to be, and it is arguable that the earnings season does not really start until banks begin reporting next week, it still represents the kickoff to earnings season, at least among old-timers.

When Alcoa did beat, the S&P 500 (INDEX: .SPX) was up 75 percent of the time for quarter and averaged a return of 4.4 percent.

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