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Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+2.10 (+4.08%)
(As of 05/28/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
14.91 million shs
Average Volume
14.46 million shs
Market Capitalization
$76.93 billion
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Freeport-McMoRan MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.64 Rating Score
4.9% Downside
$51.00 Price Target
Short Interest
1.60% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.89mentions of Freeport-McMoRan in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$22.76 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $1.66 to $2.29 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.46 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

37th out of 169 stocks

Metal Mining Industry

1st out of 22 stocks

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About Freeport-McMoRan Stock (NYSE:FCX)

Freeport-McMoRan Inc is a publicly traded mining company that operates primarily in North and South America. The company is in the top ten of the world's largest producers of copper, gold and molybdenum, and its operations include mines, smelters and refineries. 

Freeport-McMoRan was founded in 1988 when Freeport Minerals Corporation merged with McMoRan Oil & Gas Company. Both companies had a long history in the mining industry, with Freeport Minerals founded in 1912 and McMoRan Oil & Gas in 1969.

The merger of the two companies created a vertically integrated mining company that could control every aspect of the mining process. The union of the two companies allowed Freeport-McMoRan to become one of the world's largest producers of copper, gold and molybdenum.

Freeport-McMoRan's operations are primarily in North and South America, with mines in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Chile. The company also owns a 48.76% stake in the Grasberg mine in Indonesia, the largest gold mine in the world and the second-largest copper mining operation in the world.

The Grasberg mine is a significant source of revenue for Freeport-McMoRan, accounting for approximately 30% of the company's copper production and 40% of its gold production. The mine has operated since the 1970s and has significantly expanded recently.

Freeport-McMoRan's other major operation is the Cerro Verde mine in Peru, one of the world's largest copper mines. The mine was established as a joint venture between Freeport-McMoRan, Buenaventura and Sumitomo Corporation, with Freeport-McMoRan owning a 53.56% stake.

In addition to its mining operations, Freeport-McMoRan owns and operates smelters and refineries in the United States and South America. This allows the company to process the ore from its mines into finished products, such as copper cathodes and gold bars.

Freeport-McMoRan has a track record of financial performance. The company's revenues have steadily grown over the past decade, driven by increasing demand for copper and other essential metals.

Freeport-McMoRan's strong financial performance has allowed the company to invest in new projects and expand its operations. The company has recently focused on developing new mining projects in North and South America, including the Lone Star copper project in Arizona and the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 copper project in Chile.

Freeport-McMoRan has a solid commitment to sustainability and responsible mining practices. The company has implemented a comprehensive environmental management system designed to minimize its impact on the environment while supporting the communities in which it operates.

One of the critical components of Freeport-McMoRan's sustainability strategy is its focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The company has set a target of reducing its carbon footprint by 10% by the end of 2023, compared to its 2018 baseline.

Freeport-McMoRan has also implemented a water management program, which aims to minimize the use of fresh water in its operations and promote water conservation. In addition, the company has invested in technologies that allow it to recycle and reuse water, and it has also partnered with local communities to implement water conservation projects.

In addition to its environmental initiatives, Freeport-McMoRan is committed to supporting the communities in which it operates. The company has implemented a social responsibility program, which includes initiatives to improve education, healthcare and economic development in the communities near its mining operations.

Freeport-McMoRan has also committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The company has established a DEI council and has implemented training programs to promote a more inclusive workplace. In addition, Freeport-McMoRan has set a target of achieving gender parity in its workforce by 2030.

The company is not without its risks. One of the main risks is the volatility of metal prices. Copper and gold prices can be highly cyclical and are influenced by various factors, including global economic conditions, geopolitical events and supply and demand dynamics. As a result, a significant decline in metal prices could harm Freeport-McMoRan's financial performance.

Another risk to consider is the regulatory environment. Mining companies are subject to various environmental and safety regulations, which can impact their operations and financial performance. As a result, changes in laws, or increased enforcement of existing regulations, could increase the cost of doing business for Freeport-McMoRan.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Metal mining
Diversified Metals & Mining
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Price Target and Rating

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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
14 Analysts


Net Income
$1.85 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$22.86 billion
Cash Flow
$3.11 per share
Book Value
$19.03 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$77.00 billion

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FCX Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Freeport-McMoRan stock right now?

14 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Freeport-McMoRan in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" FCX shares.
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What is Freeport-McMoRan's stock price target for 2024?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Freeport-McMoRan's stock. Their FCX share price targets range from $40.00 to $59.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $51.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.9%.
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How have FCX shares performed in 2024?

Freeport-McMoRan's stock was trading at $42.57 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, FCX shares have increased by 26.0% and is now trading at $53.63.
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Are investors shorting Freeport-McMoRan?

Freeport-McMoRan saw a drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 22,920,000 shares, a drop of 5.4% from the April 30th total of 24,220,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 15,550,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Freeport-McMoRan's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 18th 2024.
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How were Freeport-McMoRan's earnings last quarter?

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 23rd. The natural resource company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.05. The natural resource company earned $6.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.70 billion. Freeport-McMoRan had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.17% and a net margin of 6.97%. Freeport-McMoRan's revenue was up 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.52 EPS.
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How often does Freeport-McMoRan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Freeport-McMoRan?

Freeport-McMoRan announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share on Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 12th.
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Is Freeport-McMoRan a good dividend stock?

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The dividend payout ratio is 26.55%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, FCX will have a dividend payout ratio of 13.10% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for FCX.

What is Richard C. Adkerson's approval rating as Freeport-McMoRan's CEO?

233 employees have rated Freeport-McMoRan Chief Executive Officer Richard C. Adkerson on Richard C. Adkerson has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Freeport-McMoRan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Freeport-McMoRan investors own include Micron Technology (MU), Bank of America (BAC), Intel (INTC), General Electric (GE), AT&T (T), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (ARI), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Gilead Sciences (GILD).

Who are Freeport-McMoRan's major shareholders?

Freeport-McMoRan's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.41%), Capital Research Global Investors (5.08%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.57%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.47%), Capital World Investors (1.06%) and Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.01%). Insiders that own company stock include C Donald Whitmire Jr, Douglas N Currault II, Dustan E Mccoy, Ellie L Mikes, Gerald J Ford, Hugh Grant, Kathleen L Quirk, Richard C Adkerson, Ryan Michael Lance, Sara Grootwassink Lewis and Stephen T Higgins.
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How do I buy shares of Freeport-McMoRan?

Shares of FCX stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Freeport-McMoRan have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Freeport-McMoRan: Climax Molybdenum Company, Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, Cyprus Climax Metals Company, Cyprus Metals Company, Freeport Minerals Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan Bagdad Inc., Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan Morenci Inc., PT Freeport Indonesia, Plains Exploration & Production, and Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde S.A..
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This page (NYSE:FCX) was last updated on 5/28/2024 by Staff

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