Alcoa's Jekyll-Hyde Results Underscore Upcoming Metal Split

  • Profit excluding one-time items was 4 cents/share, Alcoa says
  • Shares drop most in four years a day after earnings release

Alcoa Inc. just showed why its chief executive officer can’t wait to get out of the aluminum-making business. Investors seem to agree, driving the shares down the most in four years a day after the company reported earnings.

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