Behind the Scenes of Freeport-McMoRan's Latest Options Trends

Whales with a lot of money to spend have taken a noticeably bullish stance on Freeport-McMoRan.

Looking at options history for Freeport-McMoRan FCX we detected 11 trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 54% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 36% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 3 are puts, for a total amount of $126,547 and 8, calls, for a total amount of $400,815.

Predicted Price Range

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $36.0 to $60.0 for Freeport-McMoRan over the last 3 months.

Insights into Volume & Open Interest

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Freeport-McMoRan options trades today is 4349.0 with a total volume of 3,771.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Freeport-McMoRan's big money trades within a strike price range of $36.0 to $60.0 over the last 30 days.

Freeport-McMoRan 30-Day Option Volume & Interest Snapshot

Significant Options Trades Detected:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
FCX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 09/20/24 $5.0 $4.9 $4.97 $50.00 $74.4K 6.5K 0
FCX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/10/24 $1.42 $1.37 $1.42 $49.50 $68.1K 1.3K 596
FCX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/20/25 $12.3 $12.1 $12.1 $60.00 $67.7K 17 56
FCX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/24/24 $1.04 $0.94 $1.04 $52.00 $52.0K 246 2.5K
FCX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/24/24 $0.98 $0.97 $0.98 $52.00 $49.0K 246 505

About Freeport-McMoRan

Freeport-McMoRan Inc is an international mining company. It has organized its mining operations into four primary divisions: North America copper mines, South America mining, Indonesia mining and Molybdenum mines. Its reportable segments include the Morenci, Cerro Verde and Grasberg (Indonesia mining) copper mines, the Rod & Refining operations and Atlantic Copper Smelting and Refining. It derives key revenue from the sale of Copper.

After a thorough review of the options trading surrounding Freeport-McMoRan, we move to examine the company in more detail. This includes an assessment of its current market status and performance.

Current Position of Freeport-McMoRan

  • With a trading volume of 3,338,407, the price of FCX is up by 1.82%, reaching $50.87.
  • Current RSI values indicate that the stock is may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings report is scheduled for 70 days from now.

What The Experts Say On Freeport-McMoRan

A total of 5 professional analysts have given their take on this stock in the last 30 days, setting an average price target of $52.8.

  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Scotiabank continues to hold a Sector Outperform rating for Freeport-McMoRan, targeting a price of $53.
  • An analyst from JP Morgan persists with their Neutral rating on Freeport-McMoRan, maintaining a target price of $52.
  • Consistent in their evaluation, an analyst from Argus Research keeps a Buy rating on Freeport-McMoRan with a target price of $54.
  • An analyst from Raymond James has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Freeport-McMoRan, which currently sits at a price target of $54.
  • An analyst from JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Freeport-McMoRan, which currently sits at a price target of $51.

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