September 22, 2016 - 10:05 AM EDT
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Midday Update: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) Charges Ahead 3.32% on September 21

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) has been one of the best performers amongst all NYSE and NASDAQ listed stocks in the basic materials sector during morning trading on September 21. At the lunch break, shares of FCX have gained 3.32% to $10.28 after closing the day prior at $9.95. In the first two and a half hours of trading, the stock has gone as high as $10.33 and as low as $10.12. Today's rise has come with about 13.04 million shares changing hands, compared to an average 30-day volume of 28.33 million for Freeport-McMoRan Inc.. The price is currently below the 30-day volume weighted average price of $10.25 for FCX. The share appreciation gives the company a market capitalization of $13.22 billion based upon 1.33 billion shares outstanding. It also means that FCX has a price-to-book ratio of 3.3:1. In the past 52 weeks, shares of FCX have traded as low as $3.52 and as high as $14.2. Technical traders will take note that at $10.28, shares of FCX are trading above their 200-day MA at $9.59 and below their 50-day MA at $11.69. Technical analysts pay close attention to these key moving averages because they often serve as technical support and resistance levels and because a move through or holding above them is typically regarded as bullish. Who is FCX? Freeport-McMoRan Inc is a U.S. natural resources company with portfolio of mineral assets and oil and natural gas resources. Its segments are North America copper mines, South America mining, Indonesia mining, Africa mining and Molybdenum mines. The company’s 34500 employees are led by CEO Richard C. Adkerson from the corporate headquarters at 333 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, AZ. For more information on FCX and other companies trading on the major exchanges, as well as the over the counter markets, or to be considered for contributing content for our distribution network, visit today. All data provided by QuoteMedia, with stock data accurate as of 12:00 PM ET. is not responsible for inaccuracies in third-party supplied information. About is a leading publisher of market and investment news, commentary, proprietary research and videos from seasoned journalists, analysts and contributors covering the financial markets and global economies. Leveraging our extensive distribution network and social media presence, we have cultivated a valuable audience of engaged market enthusiasts, which in turn delivers a variety of unique opportunities for industry partnerships, corporate communications, market exposure and investment. A complete disclaimer can be viewed here.

Source: Financial Press News (September 22, 2016 - 10:05 AM EDT)

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