FCX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2017

    January 18, 2017
    Rising copper prices may increase the value of copper stocks, but watch for stability and safety.
  2. Freeport Stock Short Interest Declines 6%

    January 17, 2017
    Freeport's diligent cost controls and various strategic divestments aimed at paying off debt have been major factors.
  3. Why Freeport Stock Soared 13% Last Week

    January 9, 2017
    The irrational copper price rally industry executives have warned about hasn't stopped investors from buying more copper ...
  4. Why Freeport-McMoRan Soared 7.6% Wednesday

    January 5, 2017
    Freeport-McMoRan stock rose as much as 7.6% Wednesday to a session high of $14.84 despite warnings by analysts that it has ...
  5. Freeport-McMoRan Cut to 'Sell' by Berenberg (FCX)

    December 1, 2016
    While Freeport still has some $13 billion in debt, the company continues to take the necessary measures to strengthen its ...
  6. Freeport Stock Short Interest Declines 20.5% (FCX)

    November 29, 2016
    Not only are the short sellers bailing on their positions, they're no longer as bold, as evidenced by the days to cover period, ...
  7. Why Freeport Should Bring Back Its Dividend (FCX)

    November 28, 2016
    Freeport, which has a long history of paying a dividend, is now in a position to bring it back.
  8. Improving Balance Sheet a Priority for Rio Tinto (RIO, FCX)

    November 25, 2016
    As of the most recent quarter, its net debt stood at $12.9 billion, which the Journal noted is about $10 billion lower than ...
  9. Freeport Surges Following Debt-Reduction Plan (FCX)

    November 24, 2016
    Freeport "walked the talk" – in a manner of speaking – and backed up its CEO's statements.
  10. Why Freeport Surged to a 52-Week High Monday (FCX)

    November 22, 2016
    Freeport shares surged to a new 52-week high Monday after the company received a strong endorsement by analysts at Cowen ...
  11. Trump Outlines Policy Plans in New Video (AAPL, FCX)

    November 22, 2016
    TPP is out and clean coal is in.
  12. Copper Execs Warn About 'Irrational' Price Rally (COPX, FCX)

    November 21, 2016
    The recent optimism in copper is seen as too premature and is being described as "irrational exuberance" by some of the world's ...
  13. Gecamines Opposes Freeport, Lundin TMF Sales (FCX)

    November 21, 2016
    Gecamines has been in strong opposition to the sales and has asked an arbitrator to block any indirect ownership of TFM.
  14. Freeport Sells TF Holdings Stake for $2.65B (FCX)

    November 18, 2016
    Freeport has now generated more than enough cash to put the company's debt repayment goals well ahead of schedule.
  15. Freeport Vows to Complete Debt Reduction Plan (FCX)

    November 15, 2016
    On Monday, CEO Richard Adkerson made some pretty bold statements that should please Freeport shareholders.
  16. Why Freeport Surged 26% Last Week (FCX)

    November 14, 2016
    Shares of Freeport-McMoRan rose a much as 3.33% Friday, reaching a session high and a 52-week high of $14.26.
  17. Copper Sees Strongest Rally in 35 Years (FCX, COPX)

    November 14, 2016
    The resurgence in copper, which has seen its strongest weekly rally in over 35 years, has sent the Global X Copper Miners ...
  18. Copper Prices Surge to 15-Month High (FCX, BHP)

    November 10, 2016
    You'd have to go all the way back to July 2015 to find the last time copper prices were trading this high.
  19. Can President-Elect Trump Make Coal Stocks Great Again? (FCX, ...

    November 10, 2016
    As a candidate for the presidency, Donald Trump vowed to save the coal industry from what he perceived was a war waged by ...
  20. Freeport Stock Surges on Higher Copper Prices (FCX)

    November 9, 2016
    Higher copper prices mean higher profits for Freeport, which has seen its shares rise 10% in the past five trading days.
  21. Assessing Freeport-McMoRan and Rio Tinto (FCX, RIO)

    November 7, 2016
    Shares of both firms have done well on a year-to-date basis, but both have suffered amid the recent slump in commodity prices.
  22. Assessing Freeport's Post-Earnings Debt Position (FCX)

    October 31, 2016
    The stock is down some 20% since reaching a high of $13.59 on July 27, making it one of the most punished companies during ...
  23. Freeport Tenke Sale Supported by Congo Gov't (FCX)

    October 28, 2016
    It would seem that the DRC's mines minister has taken charge to accelerate a "more acceptable approach" to the disagreement.
  24. Freeport-McMoRan Q3 Earnings Miss, Revenues Beat (FCX)

    October 26, 2016
    Investors applauded the manner in which Freeport continues to cut costs to meet both its debt reduction and earnings growth ...
  25. What to Expect From Freeport-McMoRan Earnings? (FCX)

    October 24, 2016
    Wall Street expects the Arizona-based company to earn 19 cents per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
  26. Freeport Copper-Mine Sale May Need Arbitration (FCX)

    October 20, 2016
    Freeport-McMoRan’s$2.7 billion sale of its copper and cobalt mine to Lundin Mining Corp., proposed five months ago, is not ...
  27. Freeport-McMoRan Stock Falls on BofA Downgrade (FCX)

    October 18, 2016
    Shares of Freeport-McMoRan continued their decline Monday following some bearish commentary by analysts at Bank of America.
  28. Freeport-McMoRan Sells California Energy Assets (FCX, APC)

    October 17, 2016
    In its endeavor to aggressively reduce its long-term debt, Freeport-McMoRan, the world's largest copper miner, continues ...
  29. Freeport-McMoRan Stock Loses More Steam (FCX)

    October 14, 2016
    A day after touting the influx of increased positions in Freeport, FCX stock shares extended its decline, falling as much ...
  30. Smart Money Increases Stake in Freeport-McMoRan (FCX, APC)

    October 12, 2016
    Based on their recent buying activity, smart money hedge fund investors have endorsed Freeport-McMoRan's wheeling and dealing.
  31. Has Freeport-McMoRan Stock Become Oversold? (FCX)

    October 10, 2016
    Shares of Freeport-McMoRan extended their losing streak last week, falling as much as 8%, to a week low of $10 on Friday.
  32. Freeport Stock Upgraded at Deutsche Bank (FCX, APCX)

    October 4, 2016
    Freeport shares were under pressure Monday, despite the company receiving an upgrade by analysts at Deutsche Bank.
  33. Freeport Gets Creative With Anadarko Deal (FCX, APC)

    September 30, 2016
    With Freeport unable to get support from its creditors, the company is looking to circumvent the wish of its lenders by merging ...
  34. Freeport's Bondholders Oppose Asset Sale (FCX, APC)

    September 28, 2016
    Bondholders may vote against the company's $2 billion sale of deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets to Anadarko Petroleum, Bloomberg ...
  35. After Tough Week, What Drives Freeport From Here? (FCX, APC)

    September 18, 2016
    After an eventful week, the Arizona-based company is in desperate need of some good news.
  36. Freeport-McMoRan Downgraded by Morgan Stanley (FCX, APC)

    September 15, 2016
    Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to "underweight" from "equal weight."
  37. Freeport's Asset Sale is Credit Positive: Moody's (FCX, APC)

    September 13, 2016
    Add the name Moody's Investors Service to the list of entities applauding Freeport-McMoRan Inc.'s $2 billion deal with Anadarko ...
  38. Carl Icahn Endorses Freeport's Deal With Anadarko (FCX, APC)

    September 13, 2016
    Icahn, who owns an 8.5% stake in the oil and gas company through equity and options, wasted no time putting his stamp of ...
  39. Anadarko Pays $2B for Deepwater Assets (APC, FCX)

    September 13, 2016
    The $2 billion purchase comes as Anadarko suffers from negative cash flow during the past 12 months.
  40. Freeport-McMoRan Strikes Deal With Anadarko (FCX, APC)

    September 12, 2016
    Investors applauded the fact that the Arizona-based natural resource company was looking for ways to raise cash wherever ...
  41. Druckenmiller Adds Energy Holdings to Portfolio (PEP, KO)

    August 19, 2016
    Druckenmiller's Duquesne Family Office makes investments in the energy and materials sectors while cutting back on consumer ...
  42. 8 Stocks for Active Traders (VRX,FCX,F,BAC,SIRI)

    August 10, 2016
    These eight stocks have the potential to deliver significant returns in a short period of time.
  43. Freeport-McMoRan Is in Trouble in Indonesia

    August 8, 2016
    Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) better start evaluating its options in Indonesia with an eye toward following industry peer Newmont ...
  44. Newmont Mining's Earnings Look Like Gold

    July 21, 2016
    Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) posted a shiny second quarter earnings report on Wednesday after the market closed, revealing ...
  45. 5 Risky Energy Stocks (FCX,APC,RIG,HFC,PBR)

    July 7, 2016
    These stocks might continue to rally, but they come with high risk.
  46. 5 High Risk Stocks to Avoid (FCX,SHLD,SLB,APC)

    June 22, 2016
    These five stocks present present significant risks if market conditions take a turn for the worst.
  47. 15 Companies Burning Major Cash (FCX,HES,MRO,MUR)

    June 22, 2016
    These 15 companies have negative free cash flow in a big way.
  48. Top Performing Stocks Going Into the Summer

    May 28, 2016
    Momentum chasers will love these plays.
  49. 5 Hot Momentum Stocks to Watch (BAC, TOL, FCX, F)

    May 27, 2016
    These aren't your typical momentum stocks. They're big names that are moving higher for logical reasons.
  50. Active Traders Continue to Bet Against Copper (FCX, JJC)

    May 24, 2016
    The charts of these copper-related assets suggest that prices are headed lower. How are you trading the move?
  51. BP Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 12, 2016
    Learn which corporate customers BP depends on the most and how many of them distribute and resell its oil and gas products ...
  52. BHP Billiton Says Full Speed Ahead on Expansion

    May 11, 2016
    Where other miners are circling the wagons to protect their core businesses, global mining giant BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) ...
  53. Freeport-McMoRan Selling More Assets to Raise Cash

    May 10, 2016
    Mining and petroleum major Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) continues to shed valuable assets in a bid to bring its sprawling ...
  54. 3 Red Flags for Value Stocks (KMI, FCX)

    May 9, 2016
    Assess the components of Warren Buffett's value investing technique, and analyze the additional financial metrics to consider ...
  55. The Road to Recovery in Commodities (BHP,FCX)

    April 11, 2016
    Though excess production and low consumption are the main cause of declining commodity prices, recent economic developments ...
  56. Vale Cuts Spending Even Deeper, Parts With Assets

    April 8, 2016
    Even though iron ore prices are still rallying, remaining above the $50 per tonne level, mining giant Vale (NYSE: VALE) ...
  57. Freeport-McMoRan Keeps Oil & Gas, Fires Execs

    April 7, 2016
    It seemed a good idea at the time for Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) to buy up oil and gas drillers Plains Exploration and ...
  58. 5 Stocks That Are Crushing the Market (FCX,NEM)

    March 25, 2016
    These five stocks have gone parabolic over the past three months. Is there still time to capture some gains or is the real ...
  59. Materials Sector: Industries Snapshot (DOW, DD)

    March 16, 2016
    Explore the chemicals, packaging, construction materials and mining industries. See which factors are driving growth in each ...
  60. These Commodity Stocks Suggest That the Downtrend Will Continue

    March 15, 2016
    Strong downtrends in key commodity stocks suggest that the downtrend in the global economy is set to continue.
  61. Mind the GAAP: Buyer, Beware Profit 'Adjustment'

    February 25, 2016
    S&P 500 companies are reporting "adjusted" earnings that are much more enticing than their profits according to generally ...
  62. What You Can Learn from Carl Icahn's Mistakes

    February 9, 2016
    Carl Icahn has been a stellar performer in the investment world for decades, but following his lead these days could be dangerous. ...
  63. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Copper Stocks for 2016 (BHP, RIO)

    January 6, 2016
    Learn how the copper bear accelerated to the downside in 2015, allowing fatter dividend yields to build, but valuable only ...
  64. Why You Should Avoid These 3 Energy Stocks

    December 15, 2015
    Knowing what stocks to avoid is even more important than knowing which ones to buy. Here's why you should avoid these three ...
  65. Freeport-McMoRan Grasberg Contract in Doubt Again (FCX, NEM)

    December 7, 2015
    On second thought, maybe things won't go so well for Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) in Indonesia. Back in October, the copper ...
  66. Copper Continues Its Descent

    November 24, 2015
    Copper prices have been under pressure lately and based on these charts it doesn't seem that it will reverse any time soon.
  67. Can Industrial Metals Make A Comeback? (RIO, FCX)

    November 16, 2015
    The industrial metals sector should turn higher when the GDPs of BRIC nations stabilize or when Western nations shift into ...
  68. These 3 Charts Say Now Is Not The Time To Buy Commodities

    October 13, 2015
    Traders are turning their attention to the charts of commodity stocks to get a better idea of the future trend. We'll take ...
  69. Freeport-McMoRan Gets Grasberg Assurances (FCX, NEM)

    October 9, 2015
    Investors don't have to worry that Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) will go through the same bit of drama industry peer Newmont ...
  70. Freeport-McMoRan Has Second Thoughts on Oil & Gas (FCX)

    October 8, 2015
    For the second time, Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) is second-guessing its decision to be in both mineral mining and oil and ...
  71. Newmont Recovers From Indonesian Permit Expiration (FCX, NEM)

    October 1, 2015
    A friend in need is a friend indeed. With Newmont Mining's (NYSE: NEM) operational and financial future on the line after ...
  72. How Copper Investors Can Strike Gold (FCX, FM.TO)

    September 21, 2015
    Copper is an overlooked metal with important worldwide applications in industry and electronics. Considering the current ...
  73. Rout at Freeport-McMoRan as China Weakens (FCX)

    September 2, 2015
    Still under pressure from new lows in oil prices, leading natural resource company Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) tumbled ...
  74. Freeport-McMoRan Halts Indonesian Copper Exports (FCX)

    August 17, 2015
    The business climate in Indonesia goes from bad to worse for copper and gold miner Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX), which halted ...
  75. Freeport-McMoRan Stock Seesaws on Offering News (FCX)

    August 12, 2015
    With shares down over 70% in the past year, Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) is certainly feeling the pressure. However, the ...
  76. Base Metals Continue To Struggle

    August 11, 2015
    Strong downtrends on several key charts suggests the base metals sector is headed lower. We'll take a look at some ways to ...
  77. Profitable Long-Term Consolidation Patterns

    June 22, 2015
    Long-term consolidation patterns set up high reward opportunities for patient market players.
  78. 3 Reasons Freeport-McMoRan's Stock Could Fall (FCX)

    June 22, 2015
    Freeport-McMoRan's (NYSE: FCX) investors haven't had all that much to celebrate over the past year. Weak oil prices cut ...
  79. 3 Reasons Freeport-McMoRan's Stock Could Rise (BHP, FCX)

    June 8, 2015
    Freeport-McMoRan investors haven't had a lot to celebrate over the past year. Not only have they lost most of their dividend ...
  80. Freeport-McMoRan Still Sees a Copper-Driven Future (FCX, BHP)

    May 15, 2015
    In late 2012, Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) saw an opportunity to take advantage of cheap debt to accelerate its transition ...
  81. Copper Is Headed For A Pullback

    May 14, 2015
    While copper prices have stabilized over the past few weeks it may still be too early for most commodity traders to enter ...
  82. Is Freeport-McMoRan Bailing on Oil and Gas? (FCX)

    April 29, 2015
    Weak oil prices are forcing Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) to take a hard look at its oil business. This is after these weak ...
  83. Oil Prices Crush Freeport-McMoRan's Earnings (FCX, BHP)

    April 23, 2015
    Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) recently showed investors just how tough the commodity market can be. The copper giant reported ...
  84. Watch Out For Falling Copper Prices

    April 16, 2015
    Commodity traders have been turning their attention toward copper prices over the past several weeks.
  85. Bucking The Trend With Pattern Failure Strategies

    April 15, 2015
    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn't behave according to ideal rules.
  86. You Should Cheer Freeport-McMoRan's Dividend Cut (FCX)

    March 30, 2015
    Investors in Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) received unwelcome news last week, as the mining and energy ...
  87. Falling Copper Prices Will Drag These 2 Stocks Lower

    February 12, 2015
    With copper trading near six year lows, many traders are starting to wonder whether the bottom and whether a reversal could ...
  88. Organize Price-Band Relationships In Bollinger Bands®

    January 26, 2015
    Bollinger Bands have become an enormously popular market tool since the 1990s but most traders fail to tap its true potential.
  89. Has Copper’s Time Come?

    October 31, 2014
    Copper hasn’t had much shine over the last few years, but recent data is supporting a major move by the metal. The time to ...
  90. Freeport McMoRan Announces A Real Doozy

    December 6, 2012
    Freeport makes a surprising move into energy.
  91. Copper Is Still King

    April 6, 2011
    With improvements in global infrastructure increasing at a rapid pace, investors should consider adding some copper exposure ...
  92. Exploit Market Inefficiencies With Pair Trades

    August 6, 2010
    Although in the long run the market is efficient, in the short term there are market inefficiencies that can be exploited. ...
  93. A Rare Opportunity In Rare Earth Metals

    July 6, 2010
    The biggest bull market may be in rare earth minerals. Find out why you should be investing in elements you may never have ...
  94. What's Ahead For Gold-Mining Stocks?

    June 5, 2009
    Freeport McMoran's stock price has been climbing back up after being decimated in 2008. Is there an upcoming gold move?