Rio Tinto plc Company Profile (LON:RIO)

About Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)

Rio Tinto plc logoRio Tinto plc is a mining and metals company. The Company's business is finding, mining and processing mineral resources. The Company's segments include Iron Ore, Aluminium, Copper & Diamonds, Energy & Minerals and Other Operations. The Company operates an iron ore business, supplying the global seaborne iron ore trade. Its Iron Ore product operations are located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Aluminium business includes bauxite mines, alumina refineries and aluminum smelters. Its bauxite mines are located in Australia, Brazil and Guinea. The Copper & Diamonds segment has managed operations in Australia, Canada, Mongolia and the United States, and non-managed operations in Chile and Indonesia. The Energy & Minerals segment consists of mining, refining and marketing operations in over 10 countries, across six sectors: borates, coal, iron ore concentrate and pellets, salt, titanium dioxide and uranium.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Integrated Mining
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:RIO
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £64.53 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,792,900,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 3,598.38
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 3,343.80
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 2,581.50 - GBX 3,784.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.41
  • P/E Growth: 1.20
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £37.6 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.72
  • Book Value: GBX 23.59 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.53
  • Dividend Yield: 4.8%
  • EBITDA: £15.22 billion
  • Net Margins: 17.01%
  • Return on Equity: 16.16%
  • Return on Assets: 7.28%
  • Average Volume: 4.36 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)

What is Rio Tinto plc's stock symbol?

Rio Tinto plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "RIO."

How often does Rio Tinto plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Rio Tinto plc?

Rio Tinto plc declared a dividend on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of GBX 83.13 per share on Thursday, September 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Rio Tinto plc's Dividend History.

Where is Rio Tinto plc's stock going? Where will Rio Tinto plc's stock price be in 2017?

19 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Rio Tinto plc's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 2,400 to GBX 4,525. On average, they anticipate Rio Tinto plc's stock price to reach GBX 3,833.95 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Rio Tinto plc.

Who are some of Rio Tinto plc's key competitors?

Who are Rio Tinto plc's key executives?

Rio Tinto plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Jean-Sebastien Jacques, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Christopher James Lynch, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Bold Baatar, Chief Executive - Energy & Minerals
  • Alfredo Antonio Barrios, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Aluminium
  • Chris Salisbury, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Group
  • Arnaud Soirat Ph.D., Chief Executive - Copper & Diamonds
  • Joanne Farrell, Group Executive - Health, Safety & Environment
  • Vera Kirikova, Group Executive - Human Resources
  • Stephen McIntosh, Group Executive - Growth & Innovation
  • Simone Niven, Group Executive - Corporate Relations

How do I buy Rio Tinto plc stock?

Shares of Rio Tinto plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Rio Tinto plc's stock price today?

One share of Rio Tinto plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 3,599.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Rio Tinto plc (LON RIO)
Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,426 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  703 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,129
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Rio Tinto plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.58)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 3,833.95
Consensus Price Target History for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
Price Target History for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
Analysts' Ratings History for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/19/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 4,500View Rating Details
10/18/2017S&P GlobalSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 3,800View Rating Details
10/18/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoSet Price TargetBuyGBX 4,100View Rating Details
10/18/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Set Price TargetNeutralGBX 3,000View Rating Details
10/18/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 4,400View Rating Details
10/18/2017HSBC Holdings plcBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 3,900 -> GBX 4,000View Rating Details
10/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyGBX 4,200View Rating Details
10/17/2017Morgan StanleySet Price TargetNeutralGBX 3,700View Rating Details
9/12/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 4,100View Rating Details
9/7/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 4,000View Rating Details
9/6/2017BNP ParibasSet Price TargetBuyGBX 4,000View Rating Details
8/23/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/15/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeTop Pick -> OutperformGBX 4,200View Rating Details
7/18/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyGBX 4,525View Rating Details
6/30/2017Bank of America CorporationSet Price TargetUnderperform -> BuyGBX 4,500View Rating Details
5/26/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
2/16/2017Societe GeneraleSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 3,600View Rating Details
2/10/2017Haitong BankBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 3,070 -> GBX 3,220View Rating Details
11/25/2016S&P Global Inc.Set Price TargetNeutralGBX 3,200View Rating Details
8/4/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/3/2016InvestecReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/4/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 2,600View Rating Details
6/21/2016Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetBuyGBX 2,520View Rating Details
3/17/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/11/2016BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeOutperformGBX 2,250View Rating Details
1/19/2016S&P Equity ResearchSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,800View Rating Details
1/1/2016AlphaValueReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,826View Rating Details
11/28/2015Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon RussellReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
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Earnings Estimates for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.69 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Rio Tinto plc (LON RIO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/2/2017GBX 83.132.31%8/10/20178/10/20179/21/2017
2/8/2017GBX 100.562.98%2/23/20172/23/20174/6/2017
8/3/2016GBX 33.801.39%8/11/20168/11/20169/22/2016
2/11/2016GBX 74.214.35%2/25/20162/25/20164/7/2016
8/6/2015GBX 68.922.68%8/13/20158/13/20159/10/2015
8/7/2014GBX 56.901.68%8/13/20148/13/20149/11/2014
2/13/2014GBX 65.821.84%3/5/20143/5/20144/10/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/14/2017W Sam H LaidlawInsiderBuy7,500GBX 3,420£256,500
7/19/2017Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderSell5GBX 3,445£172.25
7/17/2017Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderBuy11GBX 3,501£385.11
5/31/2017Christopher LynchInsiderSell7,582GBX 3,108£235,648.56
4/24/2017Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderBuy12GBX 3,043£365.16
4/20/2017Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderSell5GBX 3,031£151.55
4/19/2017Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderSell12GBX 3,031£363.72
2/20/2017Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderSell3,325GBX 3,618£120,298.50
1/19/2017Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderSell5GBX 3,469£173.45
1/17/2017Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderBuy11GBX 3,451£379.61
12/5/2016Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderBuy8,259GBX 3,036£250,743.24
10/20/2016Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderSell2GBX 2,611GBX 5,222
10/17/2016Jean-Sébastien JacquesInsiderBuy14GBX 2,612£365.68
7/19/2016Jacques,Jean-SébastienInsiderSell6GBX 2,369£142.14
7/18/2016Jacques,Jean-SébastienInsiderBuy15GBX 2,433£364.95
4/19/2016Jacques,Jean-SébastienInsiderSell6GBX 2,302£138.12
4/18/2016Jacques,Jean-SébastienInsiderBuy17GBX 2,222£377.74
3/30/2016Tellier,PaulInsiderBuy363GBX 1,974£7,165.62
2/29/2016Tellier,PaulInsiderBuy760GBX 1,885£14,326
12/23/2015Tellier,PaulInsiderBuy356GBX 2,014£7,169.84
11/25/2015Tellier,PaulInsiderBuy318GBX 2,254£7,167.72
10/27/2015Tellier,PaulInsiderBuy333GBX 2,450£8,158.50
9/29/2015Tellier,PaulInsiderBuy306GBX 2,148£6,572.88
8/27/2015Tellier,PaulInsiderBuy576GBX 2,279£13,127.04
6/29/2015Tellier,PaulInsiderBuy243GBX 27.05GBX 6,573.15
2/27/2015Paul TellierInsiderBuy414GBX 3,169.29£13,120.86
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
Latest Headlines for Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)
DateHeadline logoSEC Alleges Rio Tinto Misled Investors Over Value of Coal Assets - Wall Street Journal - October 19 at 8:11 AM logoRio Tinto Faces Reckoning Over Africa Bets - Wall Street Journal - October 19 at 8:11 AM logoSEC Hits Rio Tinto and Former Top Execs With Fraud Charges - October 18 at 8:17 AM logoSEC sues Rio Tinto, 2 former execs alleging fraud - October 18 at 8:17 AM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) PT Set at GBX 4,100 by J P Morgan Chase & Co - October 18 at 7:22 AM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) Given a GBX 3,700 Price Target by Morgan Stanley Analysts - October 17 at 10:08 AM logoDeutsche Bank AG Boosts Rio Tinto plc (RIO) Price Target to GBX 4,500 - October 14 at 4:40 PM logoPRESS: Rio Tinto's Last Australian Coal Assets Attract Interest - October 13 at 8:46 AM logoMeet the Mining Industry's Newest Mogul - October 12 at 8:57 AM logoBuy Recommendation for Rio Tinto (RIO) Stock Kept - - October 7 at 7:57 AM logoUBS AG Analysts Give Rio Tinto plc (RIO) a GBX 4,000 Price Target - October 5 at 6:34 AM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - October 4 at 9:04 PM logoRio Tinto Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : RIO-GB : October 3, 2017 - October 3 at 11:46 AM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) PT Set at GBX 3,900 by HSBC Holdings plc - October 3 at 8:27 AM logoTOP NEWS: Rio Tinto Completes Pilot Run Of Autonomous AutoHaul Project - October 2 at 9:56 AM logoRio Tinto Successfully Completes First Fully Autonomous Rail Journey In Pilbara - October 2 at 9:56 AM logoRio Tinto Steams Ahead With First Driverless Ore Train - October 2 at 9:56 AM logoRio Tinto pushes forward with driverless ore train - October 2 at 9:56 AM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) Rating Reiterated by J P Morgan Chase & Co - October 1 at 7:56 AM logoDid Rio Tinto plc (LSE:RIO) Create Value For Shareholders? - September 29 at 11:31 PM logoIron Ore Poised for Further Falls as Beijing Clamps Down on Polluting Smelters - September 29 at 11:36 AM logoFeatured Company News - Rio Tinto Announces Additional $2.5 Billion Share Buy-Back - September 25 at 4:37 PM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) Given a GBX 3,750 Price Target at UBS AG - September 25 at 10:40 AM logoRio Tinto plc's (RIO) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) - September 22 at 10:22 PM logoRio Tinto to increase share buybacks by $2.5 billion - September 22 at 4:43 PM logoFTSE 100 pivots to end higher as pound weakens after May’s Brexit speech - September 22 at 4:43 PM logoRio Tinto plc's (RIO) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC - September 22 at 9:18 AM logoRio Tinto Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:RIO) : September 19, 2017 - September 19 at 7:12 AM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) Given Outperform Rating at Macquarie - September 17 at 11:38 AM logoMiner Rio Tinto's CFO Chris Lynch to Retire in September 2018 - New York Times - September 17 at 7:25 AM logoTOP NEWS: Rio Tinto Chief Financial Officer To Retire By End-September - September 16 at 8:07 AM logoRio Tinto CFO Chris Lynch Intends To Retire - September 16 at 8:07 AM logoRio Tinto (RIO) Presents At Deutsche Bank 2017 Technology Conference - Slideshow - September 15 at 8:18 AM logoPre-Market Technical Pulse on Metals & Minerals Stocks -- Fairmount Santrol, Rio Tinto, Turquoise Hill Resources, and Vedanta - September 15 at 8:18 AM logoU.S. Borax Launches Mobile Crop Guide to Help Agronomists, Growers and Researchers Identify and Treat Boron Deficiency in Soils - September 13 at 3:43 PM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) Given a GBX 4,000 Price Target by BNP Paribas Analysts - September 10 at 9:32 PM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 9 at 5:12 PM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) Given Outperform Rating at Credit Suisse Group - September 8 at 2:32 PM logoRio Tinto raises coal reserves at Australia's Kestrel mine - Seeking Alpha - September 7 at 8:28 AM logoAluminium producers seek Q4 premium of $100/T, $110/T from Japan buyers -sources - September 4 at 6:15 AM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) PT Set at GBX 3,750 by UBS AG - August 30 at 12:08 PM logoFactbox: Next steps for Indonesia, Freeport under deal for Grasberg mine - Reuters - August 30 at 8:36 AM logoIndonesia reaches agreement with Freeport on new mining permit - August 29 at 7:15 AM logoCitigroup Inc. Reaffirms Buy Rating for Rio Tinto plc (RIO) - August 23 at 10:52 AM logoFreeport Indonesia copper mine access to resume after clashes - August 20 at 12:14 PM logoBooming Lithium Sector Exploding as Demand Grows at an Unstoppable Speed - August 17 at 4:08 PM logoW Sam H. Laidlaw Acquires 7,500 Shares of Rio Tinto plc (RIO) Stock - August 17 at 10:24 AM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO): Stabilizing But A Commodity Call, Keeping Neutral Rating - Goldman - - August 16 at 7:18 AM logoRio Tinto plc (RIO) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - August 15 at 9:08 PM logoWhy I’d buy Rio Tinto plc over Sirius Minerals plc - August 13 at 5:47 AM


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