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News & Analysis: Southern Copper
A seemingly poor earnings report and the market's waning appetite for copper contributed to this stock's decline last month.
SCCO earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.
It would be too simplistic to attribute the stock's rise to the continuing rebound in the copper market last month.
Freeport McMoRan makes more headlines, but don't look at the miner without also examining peer Southern Copper -- boring is sometimes better.
SCCO earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018.
An uninspiring earnings report wasn't the only thing that disheartened investors last month.
Natural resources stocks led the overall market lower.
Freeport has lost a third of its value so far this year -- is something wrong or will the company make it through this downdraft in one piece?
Find out the better way to play the key industrial metal.