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
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Freeport's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Phoenix (1987)|
|Market Cap||$39.4 billion|
|Industry||Diversified metals and mining|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$18.4 billion|
|Management||CEO Richard Adkerson (since 2003)
CFO Kathleen Quirk (since 2003)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||37.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$4.5 billion / $3.5 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 5,954 members who have rated Freeport believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Shares of [Freeport] got punished after labor unrest in Indonesia (which they appear to have settled). ... [F]antastic balance sheet with loads of cash. You get the added bonus of copper with [Freeport] and building has been [slowly] picking up which will raise the demand for copper. The company expects $3.7B worth of copper sales this year and $1.8B worth of gold sales. It has solid growth. ... There is a lot to like here and I'm long.
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