|Bid||21.89 x 0|
|Ask||21.94 x 0|
|Day's Range||21.70 - 22.03|
|52 Week Range||9.69 - 22.27|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.01 (0.06%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
First Quantum Minerals (FM) has received a “strong buy” rating from five analysts, while nine analysts have a “buy” or equivalent rating on the stock. The remaining ten analysts polled by Thomson Reuters on May 14 rate the stock as a “hold.”
Antofagasta (ANTO) has received a “strong buy” rating from five analysts, while four analysts rate the stock as a “buy” or some equivalent. Antofagasta produced 153,800 metric tons of copper in 1Q18, which was 10.5% lower as compared to the corresponding period last year. Antofagasta expects to produce between 705,000 and 740,000 metric tons of copper in 2018 as compared to 704,300 metric tons last year.
Southern Copper (SCCO) has received a “hold” rating from five analysts. Four analysts have a “sell” rating on the stock, while the remaining one analyst polled by Thomson Reuters on May 14 has rated the stock as a “strong sell.” The stock hasn’t received any “buy” or equivalent ratings.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) has received a “strong buy” rating from one analyst, while seven analysts rate the stock as a “buy” or some equivalent. 12 analysts have a “hold” rating on the stock, while three analysts polled by Thomson Reuters on May 14 rate the stock as a “sell.”
Vedanta Resources' Zambia unit, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), is disputing a bill of almost $18 million slapped on it by tax authorities after an audit, an industry source familiar with the matter, told Reuters on Wednesday. Zambia's revenue authority concluded audits of mining companies that prompted it to hit Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals with a tax bill of $8 billion.
Zambia concluded audits of mining companies that prompted the nation to slap Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals with a tax bill of over 76.5 billion Zambian kwacha ($8 billion), its revenue authority said on Monday. First Quantum, which owns two copper mines in Zambia, said in March that Zambia's tax agency had demanded the taxes, saying they were on import duties, penalties and interest on consumables and spare parts. There are dozens of mining companies operating in Zambia, mainly extracting copper.
So far, copper prices have been subdued in 2018. Copper has seen a sharp rally since 1Q16. Copper has been struggling to hold the $7,000 per metric ton price level this year. Ample supplies, highlighted by low treatment and refining charges and rising inventories, have been bearish drivers for copper prices. Trade friction between the US and China hasn’t helped copper’s cause either. Copper miners including Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) and Antofagasta (ANTO) have also followed copper lower. ...
LONDON/DAKAR (Reuters) - Miner and commodities trader Glencore (GLEN.L) is embroiled in a legal tangle over its copper and cobalt operations in Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict and changes to regulations have deterred many mining firms. U.S. sanctions on Glencore's former Israeli partner in Congo have been a trigger for litigation. At the same time, relations with the Congolese authorities are under strain from a dispute with the government over a new mining code.
LONDON/DAKAR, May 3 (Reuters) - Miner and commodities trader Glencore is embroiled in a legal tangle over its copper and cobalt operations in Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict and changes to regulations have deterred many mining firms. U.S. sanctions on Glencore's former Israeli partner in Congo have been a trigger for litigation. At the same time, relations with the Congolese authorities are under strain from a dispute with the government over a new mining code.
The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company said it had net income of 7 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 25 cents per share. The metal and minerals mining company ...
During its 1Q18 earnings call, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) provided its revised operating guidance. Freeport expects to start its Grasberg underground operations towards the end of 2018. What would lower shipments mean for Freeport’s earnings?
Canada's main stock index edged lower on Wednesday, as worries over rising U.S. yields weighed on materials stocks. * At 9:47 a.m. ET , the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 16.22 points, ...
Today we’re going to take a look at the well-established First Quantum Minerals Ltd (TSX:FM). The company’s stock saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the pastRead More...
Previously in this series, we’ve looked at Freeport-McMoRan’s (FCX) 1Q18 earnings estimates and the key updates that markets might watch for on the company’s earnings call. In this final article of our series, we’ll see how analysts are rating Freeport ahead of its 1Q18 earnings release. Freeport has received a “strong buy” rating from one analyst while six analysts have a “buy” rating on the stock. Thirteen analysts have rated Freeport a “hold” or some equivalent, while the remaining three analysts polled by Thomson Reuters on April 17 rate the stock a “sell.” Freeport has received a mean consensus price target of $20.57, which represents 12.4% upside over April 17 closing prices.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), the leading US-based copper miner, is slated to release its 1Q18 earnings on April 24. Teck Resources (TECK) is also expected to release its quarterly earnings on the same day, followed by First Quantum Minerals’ (FM) earnings release on April 26. Since it’s quarterly earnings season, diversified miners including BHP Billiton (BHP) will likely only release their operational data, as these companies only release their half-yearly and annual financial results.
Pure-play copper miners Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) and First Quantum Minerals (FM) had fallen 5.7% and 1.9%, respectively, this year as of April 6. What does this divergence between copper and miner stock prices tell us? In the case of copper miners such as Antofagasta (ANTO), earnings are sensitive to changes in copper prices.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), the leading US-based copper miner, had fallen 5.7% in 2018 as of April 6. Other copper miners saw selling pressure as well. Antofagasta (ANTO) had fallen 8.9%, while First Quantum Minerals (FM) had fallen 1.9%. However, Southern Copper (SCCO) had risen 15.3%. The company, like Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ), is a pure-play copper miner.
As we discussed earlier, copper rose sharply in December 2017. Among other factors, a wave of labor negotiations has lent support to copper’s bullish thesis. Notably, labor contracts at several leading copper mines, including BHP Billiton–operated (BHP) Escondida, are coming up for negotiation this year.
Canada's main stock index closed at a six-week low on Wednesday as a retreat in gold and oil prices weighed on mining and energy companies, though a rebound in Hudson Bay shares helped curb declines. * ...
Moody's Investors Service has today affirmed the B3 corporate family rating (CFR), the B3-PD probability of default rating (PDR) and the B3 senior unsecured rating of First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FQM). ...
First Quantum Minerals Ltd’s (TSX:FM): First Quantum Minerals Ltd. engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties. On 31 December 2017, the CA$12.86B market-cap posted a loss ofRead More...