1. As of noon trading, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX) is up $0.70 (2.4%) to $29.85 on average volume. Thus far, 12.3 million shares of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.41-$30.14 after having opened the day at $29.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.15. 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 $27.1 billion and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are down 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 as a hold. 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the basic materials sector could consider Materials Select Sector SPDR ( XLB) while those bearish on the basic materials sector could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).