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Now Is The Time To Build A Position In Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX)

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX)’s traded shares stood at 4.4 million during the latest session, with the company’s beta value hitting 2.02. At the last check today, the stock’s price was $35.66, to imply a decrease of -1.22% or -$0.44 in intraday trading. The FCX share’s 52-week high remains $51.54, putting it -44.53% down since that peak but still an impressive 30.76% since price per share fell to its 52-week low of $24.69. The company has a valuation of $53.41B, with an average of 16.31 million shares in intraday trading volume over the past 10 days and average of 12.33 million shares over the past 3 months.

Analysts have given a consensus recommendation of an Overweight for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), translating to a mean rating of 2.40. Of 23 analyst(s) looking at the stock, 1 analyst(s) give FCX a Sell rating. 1 of those analysts rate the stock as Overweight while 10 advise Hold as 11 recommend it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) have given it an Underweight rating. Estimates put the company’s current-quarter earnings per share at $0.41.

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Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) trade information

After registering a -1.22% downside in the latest session, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) has traded red over the past five days. The stock hit a weekly high of 38.99 this Thursday, 03/16/23, dropping -1.22% in its intraday price action. The 5-day price performance for the stock is -5.86%, and -15.72% over 30 days. With these gigs, the year-to-date price performance is -6.00%. Short interest in Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) saw shorts transact 29.6 million shares and set a 2.49 days time to cover.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) estimates and forecasts

Looking at statistics comparing Freeport-McMoRan Inc. share performance against respective industry, we note that the company has underperformed competitors. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) shares are 20.26% up over the last 6 months, with its year-to-date growth rate lower than industry average at -18.85% against -1.00%. Revenue is forecast to shrink -61.70% this quarter before falling -10.30% for the next one. The rating firms project that company’s revenue will grow 0.50% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue forecast for the current quarter as set by 5 analysts is $4.99 billion. Meanwhile, for the quarter ending Jun 2023, a total of 4 analyst(s) estimate revenue growth to $5.94 billion.Earnings reports from the last fiscal year show that sales brought in $6.6 billion and $5.42 billion respectively in the corresponding quarters. In this case, analysts estimate current quarter sales to fall -24.40% before jumping 9.70% in the following quarter.

An assessment of the company’s 5-year growth patterns shows that annual earnings grew an estimated 20.60% for the past 5-year period. While 2023 is set for a -17.80% return in earnings, projections for the next 5 years are at -11.10% annually.

FCX Dividends

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has its next earnings report out between April 19 and April 24. However, it is important to take into account that this dividend yield ratio is just an indicator to only serve the purpose of guidance. Investors interested to invest in the stock should ponder company’s other fundamental and operations related aspects too. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has a forward dividend ratio of 0.60, with the share yield ticking at 1.66% to continue the rising pattern observed over the past year. The company’s average dividend yield trailing the past 5-year period is 0.00%.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX)’s Major holders

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. insiders hold 0.52% of total outstanding shares, with institutional holders owning 78.95% of the shares at 79.37% float percentage. In total, 78.95% institutions holds shares in the company, led by Vanguard Group, Inc. (The). As of Sep 29, 2022, the company held over 116.09 million shares (or 8.12% of shares), all amounting to roughly $3.17 billion.

The next major institution holding the largest number of shares is Blackrock Inc. with 110.48 million shares, or about 7.73% of shares outstanding. As of the market price on Sep 29, 2022, these shares were worth $3.02 billion.

We also have Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund as the top two Mutual Funds with the largest holdings of the Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) shares. Going by data provided on Sep 29, 2022, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund holds roughly 42.58 million shares. This is just over 2.98% of the total shares, with a market valuation of $1.16 billion. Data from the same date shows that the other fund manager holds a little less at 32.42 million, or 2.27% of the shares, all valued at about 885.95 million.

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