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Miner Freeport's sales take hit from Indonesia export ban

25 April 2017

Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) traded at a yearly high level of $17.06 during the last trading session. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 37,763 shares of the company's stock, valued at $575,508.12. Finally, Vetr lowered shares of Freeport-McMoRan from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $15.53 price objective for the company.in a report on Tuesday, January 10th. Also, Director Jon C/ Madonna sold 14,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 1st. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 01/24/17, and 52-week low price on 10/13/16. The current share price indicate that stock is -47.75% away from its one year high and is moving 28.07% ahead of its 52-week low. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) has a market capitalization of $17.51B and most recently 1.45B outstanding shares have been calculated. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC lifted their target price on Freeport-McMoRan to $16.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, March 28th. The average is taken over a specific period of time, like 10 days, 20 minutes, 30 weeks, or any time period the trader chooses.

Freeport has said it will only agree to a new permit with the same fiscal and legal protection in its current contract. 14 have given the stock a Hold rating, 2 as Underperform and 0 as Sell. Hollencrest Securities LLC now owns 32,825 shares of the natural resource company's stock valued at $438,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares during the period. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.61, for a total value of $232,540.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 60,989 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $928,252.58. TCW Group Inc. boosted its position in Freeport-McMoran by 4,871.8% in the fourth quarter.

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If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved ticked up 3.86% to end the day at $5.11. The ministry is allowing the company to export 1.13 million tons of concentrate for a year. V Wealth Management LLC now owns 18,554 shares of the natural resource company's stock valued at $246,000 after buying an additional 2,544 shares during the period. State Street Corp now owns 62,143,947 shares of the natural resource company's stock valued at $819,681,000 after buying an additional 2,889,830 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 66.80% of the company's stock.

Representatives of both Freeport and the government are now in the process of negotiating certain aspects of the IUPK, including the development of a smelter and the sustainability of the company's business in the country.

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Apart from higher copper prices, a recovery in oil prices as a result of greater production discipline by OPEC nations should benefit the company's Oil & Gas division.

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Miner Freeport's sales take hit from Indonesia export ban