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PPG, Alcoa rise; Bank of New York, Marathon Oil fall

Friday, April 16, 2021 | The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday:

Alcoa Corp., up $2.79 to $35.63.

The aluminum maker handily beat analyst's first-quarter profit forecasts on stronger demand and pricing.

Matson Inc., up $1.12 to $69.60.

The shipping company gave investors an encouraging first-quarter financial update.

General Finance Corp., up $6.78 to $18.95.

United Rentals is buying the freight and storage container company.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., up $2.39 to $172.16.

The trucking company beat Wall Street’s first-quarter financial forecasts.

TG Therapeutics Inc. down $1.05 to $44.78.

The drug developer's encouraging study results for a multiple sclerosis treatment failed to excite investors.

Marathon Oil Corp., down 31 cents to $10.53.

Oil prices edged lower and weighed down energy company stocks.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp., down $1.94 to $46.07.

Investors were disappointed with the investment bank's first-quarter financial results.

PPG Industries Inc., up $13.44 to $167.41.

The paint and coatings maker beat Wall Street’s first-quarter profit and revenue forecasts.

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Companies Mentioned in This Article

CompanyMarketRank™Current PricePrice ChangeDividend YieldP/E RatioConsensus RatingConsensus Price Target
Alcoa (AA)1.2$39.13-1.0%N/A-15.53Buy$32.78
PPG Industries (PPG)2.4$178.04+2.4%1.21%39.30Buy$167.06
Arconic (ARNC)1.8$35.62+1.1%N/AN/ABuy$35.00
The Bank of New York Mellon (BK)2.0$51.69+1.3%2.40%11.34Buy$49.80
Marathon Oil (MRO)1.7$11.07-4.1%1.08%-7.69Hold$9.32
Matson (MATX)1.9$61.62+2.6%1.49%21.70Buy$58.33
General Finance (GFN)1.1$18.96flatN/A316.00Hold$19.00
TG Therapeutics (TGTX)1.8$34.24-5.8%N/A-16.15Buy$63.33
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