Rio Tinto PLC Company Profile (NYSE:RIO)

About Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: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: NYSE:RIO
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $65.79384 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,792,900,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $47.23
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $42.74
  • 52 Week Range: $31.24 - $49.89
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.94
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.36
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $37.6 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.28
  • Book Value: $23.59 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.03
  • Annual Dividend: $2.37
  • Dividend Yield: 4.9%
  • EBIDTA: $15.22 billion
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.31%
  • Current Ratio: 1.71%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.34%
  • Average Volume: 3.35 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.98

Frequently Asked Questions for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)

What is Rio Tinto PLC's stock symbol?

Rio Tinto PLC trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) 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 None dividend on Thursday, August 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $1.10 per share on Thursday, September 21st. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. 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?

18 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Rio Tinto PLC's stock. Their predictions range from $44.00 to $52.00. On average, they expect Rio Tinto PLC's stock price to reach $47.67 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Rio Tinto PLC.

What are analysts saying about Rio Tinto PLC stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Rio Tinto PLC stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Rio Tinto PLC is an international mining company. The Company has interests in mining for aluminum, borax, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, silver, tin, uranium, zinc, titanium, dioxide feedstock, diamonds, talc and zircon. RTZ's various mining operations are located in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Europe and Canada. " (8/5/2017)
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Are investors shorting Rio Tinto PLC?

Rio Tinto PLC saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 13,212,586 shares, an increase of 41.0% from the August 15th total of 9,370,998 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,321,848 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.0 days.

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

Who owns Rio Tinto PLC stock?

Rio Tinto PLC's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Franklin Resources Inc. (1.33%), State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (0.98%), Impala Asset Management LLC (0.24%), Earnest Partners LLC (0.13%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (0.17%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.16%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Rio Tinto PLC.

Who sold Rio Tinto PLC stock? Who is selling Rio Tinto PLC stock?

Rio Tinto PLC's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Impala Asset Management LLC, RiverPoint Capital Management LLC, Bridgewater Associates LP, TD Asset Management Inc., Van ECK Associates Corp, Nepsis Capital Management Inc. and Lord Abbett & CO. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Rio Tinto PLC.

Who bought Rio Tinto PLC stock? Who is buying Rio Tinto PLC stock?

Rio Tinto PLC's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Jennison Associates LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Sei Investments Co., GQG Partners LLC and Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Rio Tinto PLC.

How do I buy Rio Tinto PLC stock?

Shares of Rio Tinto PLC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Rio Tinto PLC's stock price today?

One share of Rio Tinto PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $47.82.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE RIO)
Community Ranking:  3.5 out of 5 (star star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  1,032 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  432 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,464
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 (NYSE:RIO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 14 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.72)
Consensus Price Target: $47.67 (0.32% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetBuy$52.00LowView Rating Details
8/15/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeTop Pick -> OutperformLowView Rating Details
8/14/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutralLowView Rating Details
8/2/2017Clarkson CapitalReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
8/2/2017Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetHold$47.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingSellLowView Rating Details
6/30/2017Bank of America CorporationUpgradeUnderperform -> BuyLowView Rating Details
4/20/2017BNP ParibasUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformLowView Rating Details
4/20/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyLowView Rating Details
2/9/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
1/21/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/18/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/6/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
12/7/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
12/7/2016Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
12/1/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$36.00 -> $44.00N/AView Rating Details
9/29/2016CIBCUpgradeSector Underperform -> Sector PerformN/AView Rating Details
8/4/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/3/2016Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
8/3/2016InvestecReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/20/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
3/18/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/10/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
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Earnings Estimates for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.27 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.87 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Most Recent Dividend:9/21/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.37
Dividend Yield:4.96%
Dividend Growth:-4.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:55.50% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
61.24% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE RIO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
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Headline Trends for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Latest Headlines for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
DateHeadline logoRio Tinto Adopts Global Paid Parental Leave Standard -- Starting with US Operations - September 22 at 9:44 PM logoRio Tinto’s Next Finance Chief Needs to Stay Disciplined - September 19 at 7:12 AM logoHow Analysts Factor Rio Tinto’s Earnings for 2017 and Beyond - September 19 at 7:12 AM logoThe Mining Sector: A Phoenix From the Ashes - September 19 at 7:12 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest - September 18 at 2:48 AM logoMcEwen Mining (MUX) & Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) Critical Contrast - September 17 at 8:30 PM logoForm 6-K RIO TINTO PLC For: Sep 15 - - September 16 at 8:07 AM logoRio Tinto Could Offload Assets to Generate up to $10 Billion, Macquarie Says - September 15 at 8:17 AM logoRio Tinto Plc : RIO-US: Dividend Analysis : August 11th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 12, 2017 - September 13 at 8:27 AM logoFinancial Analysis: Turquoise Hill Resources (IVN) versus Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) - September 12 at 10:40 PM logo3 Stocks at 52-Week Highs Still Worth Buying -- The Motley Fool - Motley Fool - September 10 at 7:02 AM logoReviewing Yamana Gold (AUY) & Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) - September 9 at 4:06 AM logoGlencore Proposes To Acquire Coal & Allied Industries - Quick Facts - September 8 at 7:39 AM logoRio Tinto Increases Kestrel Ore Reserves In Australia - September 7 at 8:28 AM logoRio Tinto Increases Kestrel Ore Reserves - September 7 at 8:28 AM logoAluminum’s Outlook: What Investors Can Expect - September 7 at 8:28 AM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Rio Tinto PLC Boosted by Jefferies Group (RIO) - September 4 at 2:40 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Downgraded by ValuEngine - September 2 at 4:26 PM logoEXTRA: Glencore Moves Closer To Coal & Allied Deal After Rio Sells Up - September 1 at 8:04 AM logoCoal Receives Good News And Bad News - August 31 at 9:27 AM logoBHP Billiton Cut to Underperform - August 31 at 9:27 AM logoThese Questions Remain Unanswered in Freeport’s Framework with Indonesia - August 31 at 9:27 AM logoFreeport-McMoRan to Sell 51% Stake in Grasberg, Wins Permit Extension - August 29 at 7:15 AM logoAnalyzing Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) & Turquoise Hill Resources (IVN) - August 29 at 6:22 AM logoRio Tinto PLC Target of Unusually High Options Trading (RIO) - August 28 at 8:56 AM logoBHP Billiton and Iron Ore Unit Costs: A Peer Comparison - August 25 at 10:56 AM logoBHP Billiton and Iron Ore Unit Costs: A Peer Comparison - August 25 at 10:56 AM logo2 Scorching-Hot High-Yield Dividend Stocks -- Are They Buys Right Now? - August 25 at 10:56 AM logo2 Scorching-Hot High-Yield Dividend Stocks -- Are They Buys Right Now? - August 25 at 10:56 AM logoBHP Billiton Missed Estimates despite Surge in Earnings - August 24 at 11:58 AM logoKey Indicators Alcoa Investors Should Watch in 3Q17 - August 23 at 10:47 AM logoAluminum Prices Defy Gravity and Maintain the $2,000 Level - August 23 at 10:47 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - August 23 at 12:30 AM logoETFs with exposure to Rio Tinto Plc : August 18, 2017 - August 19 at 7:02 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC - August 18 at 12:00 PM logoRio Tinto No Longer 'Top Pick' At RBC, But Still Viewed Favorably - August 16 at 7:18 AM logoWhy Rio Tinto Is a Better Bet Than BHP Billiton - August 16 at 7:17 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Lowered to Outperform at Royal Bank Of Canada - August 15 at 8:34 PM logoThis Copper Giant Is Buying Into An Unexpected Frontier - August 15 at 6:45 AM logo[$$] Israeli Billionaire Detained in Fraud Investigation, Police Official Says - August 15 at 6:45 AM logoRio Tinto PLC's (NYSE:RIO) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) - August 14 at 3:34 PM logoStock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO) - August 14 at 9:06 AM logoContrasting Turquoise Hill Resources (IVN) & Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) - August 14 at 4:22 AM logoWhy Rio Tinto Is 'Top Dividend-Paying Rock Stock' With 4.77% Yield (RIO) - August 11 at 8:04 AM logoMajor Miners' Battle to Get Into Batteries Steps Up a Notch - August 11 at 8:04 AM logoFTSE 100 heads for 1-month low as Trump ‘ups the ante’ in North Korea standoff - August 11 at 8:04 AM logoRio Tinto’s Aluminum Business Depends on This - August 11 at 8:04 AM logoRio Tinto goes ex-dividend tomorrow - August 9 at 6:59 AM logoRio Tinto Plc :RIO-US: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 8, 2017 - August 9 at 6:59 AM logoEuropean stocks edge lower on downbeat German, Chinese export data - August 8 at 6:39 AM



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