The brokerage now has a "buy" rating on the natural resource company's stock.
Today, the stock opened at $33.97 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $34.21.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. The stock volatility for week was 2.69% while for month was 2.65%.The stock, as of last close, traded 184.17% to its 52 week low and was changed -11.05% from its 52 week high.
01/30/2017 - Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. had its "equal-weight" rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, May 2 with "Hold". Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Berenberg upgraded Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) on Wednesday, March 22 to "Hold" rating. The company has market cap of $18.93 billion.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is another stock that is grabbing investors attention these days. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. might touch $24 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $14.25 and $4.9 respectively. The natural resource company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $3.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.51 billion. The company now has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -89.90% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -14.20%. The business's revenue was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter previous year. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 112,771 shares of the natural resource company's stock valued at $1,225,000 after buying an additional 111,245 shares during the last quarter. It fall, as 61 investors sold Freeport-McMoRan Inc shares while 223 reduced holdings.
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In the last Quarter, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. There is no concrete way to calculate a price target. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.24, for a total value of $1,181,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 64,896 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,000,696.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO Harry M. Iv Conger sold 77,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 16th. The institutional investor owned 300,206 shares of the natural resource company's stock after selling 1,593 shares during the period. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The company's last traded volume of 50.51 million shares was above it's an average volume of 25.79 million shares.
Representatives of both Freeport and the government are now in the process of negotiating certain aspects of the IUPK, including the development of a smelter and the sustainability of the company's business in the country.
In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading +2.74% away from its 50 day moving average of $33.30. Meeder Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Freeport-McMoRan by 7,290.0% in the third quarter. ROIC may be a good measure to view when examining whether or not a company is able to invest wisely. The Company's divisions include refined copper products, copper in concentrate, gold, molybdenum, oil and other.