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) pushed the Metals & Mining industry lower today making it today's featured Metals & Mining laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 4.6%. By the end of trading, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold fell $1.47 (-5.0%) to $27.72 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 30,709,188 shares of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19,177,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $27.52-$28.55 after having opened the day at $28.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.19. Other companies within the Metals & Mining industry that declined today were:
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. engages in the exploration of mineral resource properties. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, silver, and other metals, such as rhenium and magnetite. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has a market cap of $28.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.
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