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) pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today making it today's featured metals & mining winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold rose $1.30 (4%) to $33.78 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 32.9 million shares of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.58-$33.95 after having opened the day at $32.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.48. Other companies within the Metals & Mining industry that increased today were:
), up 19.9%,
), up 9.9%,
), up 8.3%, and
), up 7%.
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, mining, and production of mineral resources. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt hydroxide, silver, and other metals, such as rhenium and magnetite. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has a market cap of $30.87 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full Freeport-McMoRan Copper Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 10%,
), down 9.9%,
), down 8.1%, and
), down 5.8%, were all laggards within the metals & mining industry with
) being today's metals & mining industry laggard.
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