Featured Stock Overview: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX)

Posted March 03, 2017

(NYSE:FCX) by 21.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). When we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 3.57% whereas Month Volatility is at 3.55%.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 61,080 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,014,538.80. Brave Asset Management Inc boosted its position in Freeport-McMoran by 325.8% in the second quarter.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

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Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Capital Research Global Investors owns $2.09 billion in Freeport-McMoRan Inc., which represents roughly 11.34% of the company's market cap and approximately 14.75% of the institutional ownership.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) now has a consensus Price Target of $14.79.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX)'s earnings per share has been growing at a -21.2 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -6.6 percent. The mean revenue estimate for the current fiscal period ending March 2017 is $3.58B by 10 brokerage firms. Freeport-McMoran's revenue for the quarter was up 24.5% on a year-over-year basis. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $-0.03, while the High earnings estimate is $0.38.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter a year ago was $0.2.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Freeport-McMoRan Inc.is 218.8%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 1300%. Deutsche Bank Downgrades the company's stock to Hold on 11/17/16 by setting a price target of $12.5. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Freeport-McMoran in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. Also, VP C Donald Whitmire, Jr. sold 57,620 shares of Freeport-McMoran stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 9th. FBR & Co reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Freeport-McMoran in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.22, for a total value of $38,430.50. Studies indicate that the stock prices of firms with significant positive earnings surprises show above-average performance, while those with negative surprises have below-average performance. The Price to Sales (P/S) of the stock is 1.36, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 3.34. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 60,989 shares in the company, valued at $928,252.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading.

Freeport-McMoran (NYSE:FCX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 25th. The Company's segments include the Morenci, Cerro Verde, Grasberg and Tenke Fungurume copper mines, the Rod & Refining operations and the U.S. Oil & Gas Operations.