Freeport-McMoRan (FCX): New Buy Recommendation for This Basic Materials Giant

In a report released today, David Gagliano from BMO Capital assigned a Buy rating to Freeport-McMoRan (FCXResearch Report), with a price target of $54.00. The company’s shares opened today at $46.27.

Gagliano covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Steel Dynamics, Nucor, and United States Steel. According to TipRanks, Gagliano has an average return of 5.9% and a 50.47% success rate on recommended stocks.

In addition to BMO Capital, Freeport-McMoRan also received a Buy from Jefferies’s Chris LaFemina in a report issued yesterday. However, today, Citigroup maintained a Hold rating on Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX).

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FCX market cap is currently $66.66B and has a P/E ratio of 19.67.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 41 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of FCX in relation to earlier this year. Last month, Currault Douglas N. II, the SVP & GC of FCX sold 75,000.00 shares for a total of $3,018,750.00.

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Founded in 1987 and based in Arizona, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. is a leading mining company, and focuses on exploring copper, gold, and molybdenum. Its portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest copper and gold deposits; and significant mining operations in North America and South America, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in Arizona and the Cerro Verde operation in Peru.

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