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December 5, 2012
08:46 EDTFCX, MMRFreeport McMoRan acquires McMoRan Exploration for $3.4B in cash
Freeport McMoRan (FCX) said it has agreed to acquire McMoRan Exploration (MMR) for per-share consideration consisting of $14.75 in cash and 1.15 units of a royalty trust, which will hold a 5% overriding royalty interest in future production from MMR’s existing ultra-deep exploration properties. The cash consideration of $14.75 per share represents a premium of 74% to the MMR closing price on December 4. The cash portion of the transaction totals $2.1B, excluding payment for MMR interests currently held by FCX and PXP. The cash premium, excluding interests held by FCX and PXP, totals approximately $900M. The transaction is subject to the approval of the shareholders of MMR, including the approval of an amendment to MMR’s certificate of incorporation, receipt of regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
News For FCX;MMR From The Last 14 Days
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April 28, 2015
06:22 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan upgraded on volume increases, deleveraging at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley upgraded Freeport McMoRan to Overweight with a $29 price target. The firm has reduced concerns about financing due to ramping volumes and cost declines. Morgan Stanley believes Freeport McMoRan's copper growth projects are near an inflection and production increases will drive a 28% volume increase at a lower cost and reduced capex. The company is also considering a sale of public equity for a minority interest in its oil and gas subsidiary that could unlock additional value and generate further funding and reduce debt in the energy business.
05:51 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
April 27, 2015
11:34 EDTFCXStocks with call strike movement; TWTR FCX
Twitter (TWTR) September 65 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 42, Freeport McMoRan (FCX) August 24 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 37 according to IVolatility.
April 23, 2015
10:47 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan sees FY16 sales of copper 5.4B pounds, sales of gold 1.9M oz
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10:42 EDTFCXFreeport says IPO alternative for O&G business will highlight value
Provides alternative form of equity capital to fund O&G business. FCX says will maintain control and majority ownership of business. Possible timing for FCX O&G offering is late 2015 if market conditions are favorable. Other alternatives will continue to be assessed in the interim.
10:13 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan optimistic for mid-term, long-term prospects for business
Comment from Q1 earnings conference call.
08:17 EDTFCXFreeport considering sale of minority equity stake in oil and gas unit
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08:05 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan sees FY15 capex about $6.5B
Capital expenditures are expected to approximate $6.5B for the year 2015, including $2.5B for major projects at mining operations and $2.8B for oil and gas operations.
08:04 EDTFCXFreeport sees Q2 sales of copper 960M pounds, sales of gold 300K oz.
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08:03 EDTFCXFreeport sees FY15 sales of copper 4.2B pounds, sales of gold 1.3M oz.
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08:02 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan reports Q1 adjusted EPS (6c), consensus (7c)
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April 22, 2015
15:50 EDTFCXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:31 EDTFCXEarnings Watch: Freeport McMoRan expects to sell 950M pounds of copper in Q1
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April 16, 2015
10:58 EDTFCXStocks with call strike movement; RIG FCX
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