SOURCE: StockCall


July 26, 2012 08:20 ET

Equity Research on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and BHP Billiton Ltd. - Copper Demand Set to Increase

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - offers free research on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) and BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) from the Copper industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.

Copper prices have been down for much of the year thus far, as several macroeconomic factors have weighed negatively on demand. However, with a recovery in the housing market in the U.S. picking up steam and demand from China remaining robust, some are predicting increased copper prices in the latter portion of the year. This is positive news for copper miners such as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. as well as BHP Billiton Ltd. is an online platform where investors doing their due diligence on the Copper industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and BHP Billiton Ltd. To see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future, please visit the link below.

Second quarter earnings reports have been mixed for miners, as some, such as Freeport-McMoRan faced challenges to production. Freeport-McMoRan saw its 2nd quarter net income fell from $1.4 billion a year ago to $710 million. Numbers were negatively impacted by a strike at a mine in Indonesia. Investors and shareholders of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below.

Companies that have the ability to ramp up production could be best positioned to take advantage if copper prices do increase. BHP Billiton has recently been successful in this regard, stating that copper production in the June 2012 quarter jumped by 11%. Register now to have free access to our report on BHP Billiton Ltd., and to do so please click the link below.

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