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Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. (FCX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 11, 2013

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. ( FCX ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 11, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.3125 per share scheduled for February 01, 2013. 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.

The previous trading day's last sale of FCX was $34.97, representing a -28.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.96 and a 14.51% increase over the 52 week low of $30.54.

FCX is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and VALE S.A. ( VALE ). FCX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.07. Zacks Investment Research reports FCX's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -33.28%, compared to an industry average of 25.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FCX Dividend History page.

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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PICK with an increase of 16.85% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of FCX at 7.03%.

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


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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