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Analysts Embrace First Quantum despite Falling Copper Prices

Mark O'Hara
Analysts Embrace First Quantum despite Falling Copper Prices

First Quantum Minerals (FM) has received “strong buy” ratings from seven analysts, while six have rated the stock as a “buy.” The remaining 11 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters on July 5 rated the stock as a “hold” or some equivalent. First Quantum has received a mean consensus price target of 24.16 Canadian dollars, representing a potential upside of 30.0% over its July 5 closing price. In terms of recent action, on June 29, Scotiabank upgraded First Quantum to “focus list.” Prior to that, on June 14, TD Securities upgraded the stock from a “buy” to an “action list” and raised its target price from 25 to 30 Canadian dollars.