Cramer Quick Take: Look Beyond Alcoa's Earnings

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When it comes to Alcoa , the stock is cheap today and will remain cheap tomorrow, Jim Cramer told Debra Borchardt at TheStreet.com Monday.

That's because no matter what the company reports, it will never be good enough, said Cramer. Many people simply use Alcoa as a barometer for worldwide GDP and don't judge the company on its excellent products or management.

Alcoa may have strong sales in aerospace, automotive, cans and bottles, and even develop cutting-edge skins for the hottest consumer electronics gadgets, but that won't be enough to move the needle. Alcoa trades more on the price of the commodity and swings with global currencies, he added.

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