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How to buy Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold (FCX) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares.

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (FCX) is a leading copper business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$37.33 after a previous close of US$37.61. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD36.61 to a high of USD37.33. The latest price was USD36.747 (25 minute delay). Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FCX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$37.61, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock price (NYSE:FCX)

Use our graph to track the performance of FCX stocks over time.

Have Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares ever split?

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 February 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares which in turn could have impacted Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's share price.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-12-05.
Previous closeUS$37.61
Change US$-0.863
Change % -2.2946%
Volume 5,507,793
Information last updated 2023-12-04.
52-week rangeUS$32.7956 - US$46.2019
50-day moving average US$35.6934
200-day moving average US$38.4683
Target priceUS$45.39
PE ratio 26.1181
Dividend yield US$0.6 (1.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.44

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold share growth calculator


Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $36.747

1 week (2023-11-28) -1.27%
1 month (2023-11-03) 4.54%
3 months (2023-09-05) -9.93%
6 months (2023-06-05) -0.79%
1 year (2022-12-05) -5.44%
2 years (2021-12-03) 0.51%
3 years (2020-12-04) 46.64%
5 years (2018-12-04) 219.54%

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Is it a good time to buy Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock?

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Is Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold under- or over-valued?

Valuing Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's P/E ratio

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's PEG ratio

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's EBITDA

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$8.3 billion (£6.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$32.7956 up to US$46.2019. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCX.US volatility(beta: 2.01)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's is 2.014. This would suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold financials

Revenue TTM US$22.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.62%
Gross profit TTM US$9.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.45%
Return on equity TTM 14.63%
Profit margin 9.5%
Book value 11.478
Market capitalisation US$53.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 33.61% of net profits

Recently Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold has paid out, on average, around 33.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shareholders could enjoy a 1.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's most recent dividend payout was on 1 November 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 October 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 38.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's overall score of 38.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 82nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's environmental score

Environmental score: 17.07/100

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's environmental score of 17.07 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's social score

Social score: 11.57/100

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's social score of 11.57 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's governance score

Governance score: 6.25/100

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 38.4
Total ESG percentile 82.48
Environmental score 17.07
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 11.57
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 6.25
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 4

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold overview

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. engages in the mining of mineral properties in North America, South America, and Indonesia. It primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas. The company's assets include the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; Morenci, Bagdad, Safford, Sierrita, and Miami in Arizona; Tyrone and Chino in New Mexico; and Henderson and Climax in Colorado, North America, as well as Cerro Verde in Peru and El Abra in Chile. It also operates a portfolio of oil and gas properties primarily located in offshore California and the Gulf of Mexico. The company was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and changed its name to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in July 2014. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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