Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold and McMoRan Exploration Among Most Active Stocks in NYSE Pre-Market

By Christopher Witrak  DEC 05, 2012 9:33 AM

Plains Exploration & Production Company was up this morning.


MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL The three most active funds and stocks in pre-market trading on the NYSE were Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX), McMoRan Exploration (NYSE:MMR), and Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE:PXP) as of 9:20 a.m. EST.

Investors exchanged 7.51 million shares of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, which was down $5.03, or 13.14%. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold announced it will buy Plains Exploration & Production and McMoRan Exploration for about $9 billion.

Investors traded 5.67 million shares of McMoRan Exploration, which was up $6.29, or 75.34%.

Investors also traded 4.94 million shares of Plains Exploration & Production Company, which was up $9.00, or 24.97%.

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