Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Freeport and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Freeport facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Phoenix, Ariz. (1987)

Market Cap

$26.6 billion

Industry

Diversified metals and mining

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$18.0 billion

Management

CEO Richard Adkerson

CFO Kathleen Quirk

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

30.1%

Cash/Debt

$3.7 billion/$3.5 billion

Dividend Yield

3.9%

Competitors

Newmont Mining

Southern Copper

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 5,985 members who have rated Freeport believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star Lordrobot, tapped Freeport as a particularly interesting bargain opportunity:

Copper is a sign of the global economy and it's down. This is a speculation that it won't stay down forever. Freeport is poorly managed but copper is copper.

Oh and I am not doing this in response to the fabulous [O]bama miracle economy and 5 year invisible recovery. The US is not going to turn around but eventually Asian demand for copper will increase as will emerging markets.

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