How to buy Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold (FCX) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares.

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (FCX) is a publicly traded copper business based in the US. It opened the day at $29.36 after a previous close of $29.82. During the day the price has varied from a low of $29 to a high of $29.85. The latest price was $29.165 (25 minute delay). Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is listed on the NYSE and employs 24,700 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold share price (NYSE:FCX)

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Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $29.165

1 month (2022-09-07) 2.77%
3 months (2022-07-06) 6.52%
6 months (2022-04-07) -39.84%
1 year (2021-10-07) -15.02%
2 years (2020-10-07) 72.78%
3 years (2019-10-07) 232.93%
5 years (2017-10-06) 103.52%

Is it a good time to buy Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock?

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Is Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

PEG ratio

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $11.5 billion (£10.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold.

Total ESG risk score

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's total ESG risk: 38.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's overall score of 38.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 82nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's environmental score: 17.07/100

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's environmental score of 17.07 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's social score: 11.57/100

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's social score of 11.57 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's governance score: 6.25/100

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 38.4
Total ESG percentile 82.48
Environmental score 17.07
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 11.57
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 6.25
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 4

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-07.
Previous close$29.82
Change %-2.1965%
Information last updated 2022-10-02.
52-week range$24.8 - $51.534
50-day moving average$29.7644
200-day moving average$37.9083
Wall St. target price$37.79
PE ratio8.2818
Dividend yield$0.525 (2.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.3

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.2% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.2% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 14.97% of net profits

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.20% of its share value annually.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold has paid out, on average, around 14.97% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's case, that would currently equate to about $0.525 per share.

While Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's most recent dividend payout was on 31 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.8 up to $51.534. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCX.US volatility(beta: 2)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's is 1.9996. This would suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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