4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Freeport-McMoRan

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYS: FCX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Freeport's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Freeport facts

Headquarters (founded)Phoenix (1987)
Market Cap$30.7 billion
IndustryDiversified metals and mining
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$19.8 billion
ManagementCEO Richard Adkerson
CFO Kathleen Quirk
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)39.2%
Cash/Debt$4.5 billion / $3.5 billion
Dividend Yield3.9%
CompetitorsBHP Billiton
Newmont Mining
Southern Copper

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 5,916 members who have rated Freeport believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, BUbulldog, tapped the stock as a solid bargain opportunity:

The stock is down ... on labor unrest at one of its mines. All reports indicate that this has subsided. Most convincingly though, copper demand is expected to exceed supply for the coming year, which results in higher revenue for [Freeport]. Expect it to do well over the next couple of years, especially if the economy rebounds. Fears in China are overblown.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Freeport. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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