Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA US), the biggest U.S. aluminium producer, surged Friday morning as investors bought into the company’s confidence that the strongest rally since 1994 will last even longer. Shares jumped more than 14% after announcing Thursday that it’s finally paying a dividend to its shareholders on the back of the highest aluminium prices in 13 years. The company also announced a share repurchase program of $500 million. AA shares have a great 2021 with YTD gains at 142,95%.