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 has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Freeport facts

  

Headquarters (founded)

Phoenix, Ariz. (1987)

Market Cap

$29.3 billion

Industry

Diversified metals and mining

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$17.7 billion

Management

CEO Richard Adkerson

CFO Kathleen Quirk

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

34.9%

Cash/Debt

$3.7 billion / $3.5 billion

Dividend Yield

3.3%

Competitors

BHP Billiton

Newmont Mining

Southern Copper


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 5,965 members who have rated Freeport believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star dcgatlanta, tapped the stock's recent slide as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

Market reaction to 2 acquisitions has been severe. [Freeport] has good balance sheet, generates a lot of free cash and pays a 3.3% dividend. The acquisitions will diversify their revenue presumably lowering company risk to copper & gold price swings.

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The article Why Freeport-McMoRan is Poised to Bounce Back originally appeared on Fool.com.

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