Friday, June 25, 2010

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) Declares Dividend

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday of $0.30 a share, which will be payable to common stock holders of record as of July 15, 2010, and will be distributed on August 1, 2010.

The Freeport Board of Directors originally announced an annual dividend of $1.20 a share in April, payable in $0.30 increments on a quarterly basis.

The 52-week range of Freeport has been $43.19 to $90.55, closing today at $63.44, a drop of $1.62, or 2.49 percent.

While copper prices have risen over the last three days, demand has plunged along with new housing starts in America, along with China cooling off their hot urban property markets as well.

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