Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) seems to be poised for a price surge as per its latest charts. The company engages in the mining of mineral properties in North America, South America, and Indonesia. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas.
The stock was also a part of our recent watchlist for breakout stocks.
#1 Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout: The daily chart shows that the stock had recently broken out of a Symmetrical Triangle pattern. This pattern is marked on the daily chart as purple color lines. The breakout from a symmetrical triangle pattern usually signifies a bullish move.
#2 Price above MAs: The price is currently above the short-term moving average of 50-day SMA as well as the longer-term moving average of 200-day SMA, indicating that the bulls are still in control. This is a positive indication.
#3 MACD Above Signal Line: In the daily chart, the MACD line (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color) which is typically considered bullish.
#4 Bullish ADX: The ADX indicator shows that the +DI line is currently above the –DI line and the ADX line has started to move up from below the –DI and +DI lines. This indicates possible bullishness.
#5 Bullish Stoch: The %K line is above the %D line of the stochastic in the daily chart, indicating possible bullishness.
#6 Flag Pattern Breakout: The weekly chart shows that the stock was in an uptrend after which it started consolidating and was in a narrow range. This is a classic flag pattern and is marked in the chart in pink color. Currently, the stock has broken out of the flag. A Flag is a continuation pattern. The stock is also trading above its 200-week SMA. All these are possible bullish indications.
#7 Bullish MACD: The MACD line is above the MACD signal line in the weekly chart as well, indicating bullishness.
#8 Bullish RSI: In the weekly chart, the RSI is currently above 50 and moving higher. This is a possible bullish sign.
Recommended Trade (based on the charts)
Buy Levels: If you want to get in on this trade, you can purchase the shares of FCX above the price of around $36.90.
TP: Our target prices are $41 and $44 in the next 3-6 months.
SL: To limit risk, place stop-loss at $34.80. Note that the stop-loss is on a closing basis.
Our target potential upside is 11% to 19% in the next 3 to 6 months.
For a risk of $2.10, our target rewards are $4.10 and $7.10. This is a nearly 1:2 and 1:3 risk-reward trade.
In other words, this trade offers nearly 2x to 3x more potential upside than downside.
Risks to Consider
The stock may reverse its overall trend if it breaks down from the breakout level of the symmetrical triangle pattern with a high volume. The sell-off of the stock could also be triggered in case of any negative news, overall weakness in the market, or any regulatory changes in the sector.
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