Why You Should Avoid the New McMoRan

The following video is from Wednesday's MarketFoolery podcast in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jason Moser and Bill Barker, discuss the top business and investing stories.

In this segment, the discussion focuses on Freeport McMoRan's (NYSE: FCX  ) announcement that it is acquiring Plains Exploration & Production (NYSE: PXP  ) and McMoRan Exploration Company (NYSE: MMR  ) . On the announcement, both of those stocks jumped up, 26% and a whopping 88%, respectively. The problem? When Wall Street likes an acquisition, the acquirer's stock goes up too, but shares of Freeport are trading down 14%. Our analysts ask: Did Freeport overpay, and what went wrong?

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