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%.
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