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South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Former Bank of Beijing chairman under investigation, part of China's crackdown on corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Former Bank of Beijing chairman under investigation, part of China's crackdown on corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Former Bank of Beijing chairman under investigation, part of China's crackdown on corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) Competitors

$37.93
+0.12 (+0.32%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

FCX vs. SCCO, VALE, RIO, BHP, APD, NUE, ECL, DOW, PPG, and LYB

Should you be buying Freeport-McMoRan stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Freeport-McMoRan include Southern Copper (SCCO), Vale (VALE), Rio Tinto Group (RIO), BHP Group (BHP), Air Products and Chemicals (APD), Nucor (NUE), Ecolab (ECL), DOW (DOW), PPG Industries (PPG), and LyondellBasell Industries (LYB). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Freeport-McMoRan vs.

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) and Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, community ranking, media sentiment, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Freeport-McMoRan has a beta of 2.02, meaning that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern Copper has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

78.0% of Freeport-McMoRan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.4% of Southern Copper shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Freeport-McMoRan shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Southern Copper shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Southern Copper has a net margin of 24.51% compared to Freeport-McMoRan's net margin of 8.09%. Southern Copper's return on equity of 30.37% beat Freeport-McMoRan's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Freeport-McMoRan8.09% 8.41% 4.31%
Southern Copper 24.51%30.37%14.20%

Freeport-McMoRan received 709 more outperform votes than Southern Copper when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.51% of users gave Freeport-McMoRan an outperform vote while only 56.62% of users gave Southern Copper an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Freeport-McMoRanOutperform Votes
1098
66.51%
Underperform Votes
553
33.49%
Southern CopperOutperform Votes
389
56.62%
Underperform Votes
298
43.38%

Southern Copper has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Freeport-McMoRan. Southern Copper is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Freeport-McMoRan, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Freeport-McMoRan$22.86B2.38$1.85B$1.2729.87
Southern Copper$9.90B6.30$2.43B$3.1425.69

In the previous week, Freeport-McMoRan had 1 more articles in the media than Southern Copper. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for Freeport-McMoRan and 9 mentions for Southern Copper. Southern Copper's average media sentiment score of 1.15 beat Freeport-McMoRan's score of 0.75 indicating that Southern Copper is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Freeport-McMoRan
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Southern Copper
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Freeport-McMoRan pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Southern Copper pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Freeport-McMoRan pays out 23.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Southern Copper pays out 101.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Freeport-McMoRan presently has a consensus target price of $44.95, suggesting a potential upside of 18.52%. Southern Copper has a consensus target price of $66.75, suggesting a potential downside of 17.25%. Given Freeport-McMoRan's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Freeport-McMoRan is more favorable than Southern Copper.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Freeport-McMoRan
1 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.45
Southern Copper
3 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.40

Summary

Freeport-McMoRan beats Southern Copper on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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FCX vs. The Competition

MetricFreeport-McMoRanMetal mining IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$54.41B$7.96B$2.77B$17.63B
Dividend Yield0.79%3.96%5.42%3.55%
P/E Ratio29.8712.3895.4823.03
Price / Sales2.3869.991,095,972.446.78
Price / Cash12.6947.1823.8318.47
Price / Book1.991.723.405.86
Net Income$1.85B$703.25M$197.37M$863.03M
7 Day Performance-2.64%2.77%1.45%1.63%
1 Month Performance-5.41%-2.77%-0.85%3.14%
1 Year Performance-13.26%-19.23%152.23%94.49%

Freeport-McMoRan Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SCCO
Southern Copper
2.8971 of 5 stars
$80.79
+1.1%
$66.75
-17.4%
+7.2%$62.46B$9.90B25.7315,018News Coverage
VALE
Vale
3.5858 of 5 stars
$13.63
+3.5%
$16.98
+24.6%
-21.1%$61.08B$41.78B7.4564,516Dividend Cut
RIO
Rio Tinto Group
1.5161 of 5 stars
$64.96
+0.5%
$72.00
+10.8%
-11.7%$81.29B$54.04B0.0052,000Positive News
BHP
BHP Group
0.25 of 5 stars
$57.73
+0.9%
$50.00
-13.4%
-10.3%$146.22B$53.82B0.001,457Short Interest ↑
APD
Air Products and Chemicals
4.7554 of 5 stars
$231.74
+1.0%
$282.14
+21.7%
-19.2%$51.52B$12.60B22.1123,000Analyst Report
NUE
Nucor
3.7611 of 5 stars
$193.12
+0.8%
$174.43
-9.7%
+8.5%$47.48B$34.71B10.7331,400
ECL
Ecolab
4.7336 of 5 stars
$222.09
+0.8%
$216.88
-2.3%
+39.3%$63.33B$15.32B46.3747,000Analyst Upgrade
DOW
DOW
4.1899 of 5 stars
$56.26
+0.3%
$56.00
-0.5%
-4.6%$39.51B$44.62B68.6135,900Analyst Report
News Coverage
PPG
PPG Industries
4.6183 of 5 stars
$140.91
-1.0%
$158.93
+12.8%
+3.5%$33.15B$18.25B26.3953,000Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries
4.2242 of 5 stars
$99.04
+0.2%
$100.92
+1.9%
+1.8%$32.14B$41.11B15.3120,000Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Options Volume
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:FCX) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff