Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX) Surprises Investors, Looks Strong In The Future

In the latest trading session, 3.76 million Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 2.01. With the company’s most recent per share price at $37.46 changing hands around $0.81 or 2.20% at last look, the market valuation stands at $53.71B. FCX’s current price is a discount, trading about -24.03% off its 52-week high of $46.46. The share price had its 52-week low at $32.83, which suggests the last value was 12.36% up since then. When we look at Freeport-McMoRan Inc’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 10.96 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 9.92 million.

Analysts gave the Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) stock a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, calculated at a mean rating of 2.05. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 0 out of 21 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 2 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 10 recommended FCX as a Hold, 9 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. Freeport-McMoRan Inc’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $0.32.

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Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) trade information

Instantly FCX is in green as seen in intraday trades today. With action 6.50%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The jump to weekly highs of 37.53 on Monday, 11/20/23 added 2.20% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -0.71%, with the 5-day performance at 6.50% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) is 11.77% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 17.12 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 1.52 days.

The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $45.68, meaning bulls need an upside of 17.99% from its recent market value. According to analyst projections, FCX’s forecast low is $37.00 with $57.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -52.16% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to tank 1.23% for it to hit the projected low.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) estimates and forecasts

Data shows that the Freeport-McMoRan Inc share is performing relatively much not better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot 8.42% over the past 6 months, a -41.39% in annual growth rate that is considerably lower than the industry average of -10.40%. Moreover, analysts have looked to lower expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Freeport-McMoRan Inc will fall -38.50%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit -25.00% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach -8.20% down from the last financial year.

Consensus estimates given by 3 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $5.4 billion. 1 analysts are of the opinion that Freeport-McMoRan Inc’s revenue for the quarter ending Mar 2024 will be $5.3 billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $5.76 billion and $5.39 billion respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at -6.20%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at -1.70%.

Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of 14.58%. The 2023 estimates are for Freeport-McMoRan Inc earnings to decrease by -37.77%.

FCX Dividends

Freeport-McMoRan Inc is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report between January 23 and January 29. The 1.59% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 0.59. It is important to note, however, that the 1.59% dividend yield ratio should serve as a guide only, as you should also take into consideration many other aspects of a company’s operations and fundamentals before making any investment decision.

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