Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (FCX)

By
A A A

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/11/14, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (Symbol: FCX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3125, payable on 5/1/14. As a percentage of FCX's recent stock price of $33.49, this dividend works out to approximately 0.93%, so look for shares of Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold to trade 0.93% lower - all else being equal - when FCX shares open for trading on 4/11/14.

FCX+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from FCX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.73% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FCX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FCX's low point in its 52 week range is $26.37 per share, with $38.09 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $33.48.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, FCX makes up 7.49% of the First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund ETF (Symbol: CU) which is trading up by about 0.6% on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.

Click here to learn which 25 S.A.F.E. dividend stocks should be on your radar screen ยป



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Investing Ideas

Referenced Stocks: FCX , CU

BNK Invest

BNK Invest

More from BNK Invest:

Related Videos

How to Save Money at Bars
How to Save Money at Bars           

Stocks

Referenced

100%
0%

Most Active by Volume

36,295,275
  • $75.22 ▲ 0.32%
34,474,260
  • $3.435 ▼ 0.43%
30,292,649
  • $97.395 ▲ 0.38%
26,890,074
  • $3.745 ▲ 0.40%
24,786,338
  • $17.5769 ▼ 1.47%
23,747,742
  • $25.379 ▼ 11.63%
23,092,928
  • $15.60 ▼ 0.13%
21,450,304
  • $35.06 ▼ 1.90%
As of 7/25/2014, 02:35 PM