Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. (FCX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 11, 2014


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Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. ( FCX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 11, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3125 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased FCX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that FCX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $33.98, the dividend yield is 3.68%.

The previous trading day's last sale of FCX was $33.98, representing a -10.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.09 and a 28.84% increase over the 52 week low of $26.37.

FCX is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ). FCX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.64. Zacks Investment Research reports FCX's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -2.89%, compared to an industry average of 3.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FCX Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to FCX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FCX as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • iShaes MSCI Global Select Metals & Mining Producers Fund ( PICK )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of 7.39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of FCX at 5.96%.

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

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