Better Buy: Celgene vs. Freeport-McMoRan

We've collected the most popular companies amongst Fool.com readers and put them head-to-head in a good old-fashioned challenge we're calling The Motley Fool's Better-Buy Tournament.

Mar 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

In today's match-up of The Motley Fool's Better-Buy Tournament, Celgene squares off against Freeport-McMoRan in a battle to determine which stock is the better buy now. The 64-company tournament pits two Motley Fool analysts against each other as they make the case for their stocks, with the winner determined by you, the readers.

Motley Fool analyst Max Macaluso makes the case for Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), a big biotech company, to move on to the next round. After doubling in 2013, Celgene has faced a slow start to the year. However, the company's growing portfolio and pipeline make it a biotech to watch over the long term.

Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman thinks Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) should advance to the next round because of its foray into oil and gas. This will be its first full year with these acquired assets on its books. Couple this growth story with stable reserve valuations for copper and gold, and Freeport-McMoRan is ripe for long-term investors.

Watch these analysts square off in the following videom and then vote for a winner. Then check out the other companies in The Motley Fool's Better-Buy Bracket

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Cast your vote in the poll below the video!

Max Macaluso, Ph.D., owns shares of Celgene. Taylor Muckerman has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Celgene and owns shares of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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