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Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold ($FCX) Stock Split History

Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold stock has experienced a total of 1 stock splits in its history. The most recent stock split took place on February 2nd, 2011. As a result of these stock splits, one Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold share purchased prior to February 2nd, 2011, would now be equivalent to holding 2 Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold shares today.

Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold ($FCX) Stock Split History Graph and Chart

Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold ($FCX) Stock Split Dates

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02/02/20112 for 1

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How Does a Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Share Split Work?

A Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold stock split is no different than any other stock split. Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold is simply packaging the number of outstanding shares in a different way. For example, in a 2-for-1 split, the amount of shares will double (and the price will be divided by 2, accordingly). Say you have 100 shares of Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold, then the day of the split you will receive 2 shares for every 1 share you hold in your brokerage account, meaning you will receive 200 shares on the stock split date. However, the price of the stock will reflect this change and your holding of Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold (in terms of value) will remain practically the same.

Benefits of a Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Stock Split?

A stock split does not change the fundamental value of a company. Meaning a Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold stock split will not make the business more valuable. However, there is a psychological benefit in that the share price will be lower after the split, making shares seem more accessible to everyone and thus temporarily increasing demand and ramping up share prices. To further explore stock splits, please refer to Investopedia.

Buying Before or After a $FCX Stock Split?

While this is not financial advice and we have not run any thorough studies on the matter, general consensus is that price tends to go up after the announcement of a stock split and before the stock split itself happens.

Will Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Stock Split?

Unfortunately, we do not know. There might be rumors of a Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold stock split, but the truth is that until the board proposes a shares split to its shareholders, it's all just noise.

How Does a Stock Split Affect $FCX Options?

A stock split affects options the same way it affect shares. In the case of a 2-for-1, the strike price of all the options chain post-split will be divided by 2 automatically. So if you're holding CALLs or PUTs, the strike price of the $FCX option will be automatically changed on the day of the split. Also, the number of shares will double. So if you have a CALL in a 2-for-1, after split you will have 2 calls to control 200 shares, and the strike price of those two CALLs would be halved.

Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Shares Split Results in Fractional Shares

Not all shares splits are even. Some splits, like a 3-for-2 can result in shareholders owning fractional shares. In these cases it's best to contact your broker, to be clear on how they will handle the $FCX shares split.