2. As of noon trading, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX) is down $0.68 (-2.1%) to $31.87 on average volume Thus far, 7.3 million shares of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.68-$32.40 after having opened the day at $32.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.55. 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 $31.0 billion and is part of the metals & mining industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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. Get the full Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.