Alcoa (NYSE: AA) kicked off earnings season and, as usual, gave a detailed end-market outlook for the year ahead. It's useful information, not only for Alcoa followers but for the industrial sector and Alcoa clients like General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and Boeing (NYSE: BA). Moreover, Alcoa's end-market commentary gives clues as to what to expect from industrial companies' earnings reports in the coming weeks. Let's take a closer look.
|Segment||2016 Growth Outlook|
|Aerospac||8% to 9%|
|Automotive||1% to 4%|
|Heavy-duty truck and trailer||(3%) to 1%|
|Packaging||1% to 3%|
|Building and construction||4% to 6%|
|Industrial gas turbines||2% to 4%|