Choosing Between Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO) and Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)?

Mae Love
January 13, 2018

Insiders own 0.17% of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) shares. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $130.75. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, February 19 with "Neutral". During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.55 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Norfolk Southern Corp. will post 6.47 earnings per share for the current year. The stock of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) earned "Peer Perform" rating by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, March 15. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 9 by Bank of America. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, July 24 report. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. Finally, Scotiabank downgraded Southern Copper from a "sector perform" rating to an "underperform" rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd.

Stock's free cash flow yield, which represents the amount of cash available to investors before dividends, expressed as a percentage of the stock price, is 0. Its up 0.15, from 0.64 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 44 investors sold NSC shares while 341 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 239 raised stakes. Company trades at a P/E ratio of 31.92, and is more expensive than the average stock in the Copper industry. Stevens First Principles Advsr accumulated 2.82% or 39,271 shares. Westpac Corp has invested 0.05% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Mirae Asset Invs Com invested 0% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold" on Friday, November 10. Charter Tru Communications holds 14,273 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Com accumulated 41,050 shares. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold Monday shares while 342 reduced holdings. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.07% or 8,356 shares in its portfolio. Omega Advsrs, a New York-based fund reported 841,740 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 0.13% stake. Sprucegrove Inv Mngmt Limited owns 5.40 million shares. (NYSE:ALLY) to report earnings on January, 30.

Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth noted at 0.60% in past 5 Years and Long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth is expected to reach 12.17% in coming 5 years. It has a 38.57 P/E ratio. After $-1.22 actual EPS reported by American International Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -181.97% EPS growth.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $3.72 million activity. 4,320 shares valued at $527,040 were sold by Courduroux Pierre on Thursday, October 19.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. 17 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. Its up 2.02% from 3.39 million shares previously. Synovus Fincl accumulated 15,492 shares.

Seidman Lawrence B holds 2.86% of its portfolio in United Community Bancorp for 209,066 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in MRC Global Inc. Howland Management Ltd Liability Corp reported 3,267 shares stake. Tracking ROA value which gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.'s holdings in Norfolk Southern were worth $1,527,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Guggenheim Cap Limited holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) for 1.65 million shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0% of its portfolio in Denbury Resources Inc.

Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE:SCCO) scores higher than Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Stock Yards Bankshares stated it has 0.28% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Tudor Investment Corporation Et Al holds 0.51% or 10,887 shares in its portfolio. Retail Bank Of The West stated it has 217,346 shares. Da Davidson And Com has 18,147 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. The hedge fund run by Marc Majzner held 250,333 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.43M, up from 84,451 at the end of the previous reported quarter. It also increased its holding in Worthington Inds Inc (NYSE:WOR) by 9,414 shares in the quarter, for a total of 22,281 shares, and has risen its stake in Kroger Co (Call) (NYSE:KR). Therefore 65% are positive. had 96 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $88 target in Tuesday, July 28 report. Also, the Hold rating count is 4 as of 01/08/18. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Citigroup. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of NSC in report on Thursday, January 26 with "Outperform" rating. Citigroup maintained it with "Buy" rating and $48 target in Thursday, September 10 report. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Monday, April 11 with "Sell". The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Credit Suisse.

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