Bank of America Merrill Lynch Analysts Begin Coverage on Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc (FCX)
Friday, July 15, 2021 1:31 PM

Equities research analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch initiated coverage on shares of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX) in a research note to investors on Friday. The analysts set a "buy" rating on the stock.

Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) cut their price target on shares of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc from $65.00 to $60.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, July 5th. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. Also, analysts at Zacks Investment Research reiterated a "neutral" rating on shares of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc in a research note to investors on Monday, April 25th. They now have a $56.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc traded up 1.36% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $54.99. Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc has a 52 week low of $29.955 and a 52 week high of $61.345. The stock's 50-day moving average is $50.78 and its 200-day moving average is $53.0. The company has a market cap of $52.093 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.55.

Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc last announced its quarterly results on Wednesday, April 20th. The company reported $1.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the previous quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.29 EPS by $0.28. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.00 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 30.90% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc will post $1.66 EPS next quarter.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Phelps Dodge Corporation (Phelps Dodge) is a copper, gold and molybdenum mining company. Its portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, which contains the single recoverable copper reserve and the single gold reserve; mining operations in North and South America, and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). FCX also operates Atlantic Copper, its wholly owned copper smelting and refining unit in Spain. As of December 31, 2009, consolidated recoverable proven and probable reserves totaled 104.2 billion pounds of copper, 37.2 million ounces of gold, 2.59 billion pounds of molybdenum, 270.4 million ounces of silver and 0.78 billion pounds of cobalt. Approximately 33 % of its copper reserves were in Indonesia, approximately 33 % were in South America, approximately 26 % were in North America and approximately eight % were in Africa.

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