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: $89.27 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,792,900,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $48.28
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $43.63
  • 52 Week Range: $31.67 - $50.13
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.58
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.83
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $37.6 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.37
  • Book Value: $23.59 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.11
  • Annual Dividend: $2.37
  • Dividend Yield: 4.6%
  • EBITDA: $15.22 billion
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.31%
  • Current Ratio: 1.71%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.34%
  • Average Volume: 3.00 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.96

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. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $1.10 per share on Thursday, September 21st. The ex-dividend date 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 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Rio Tinto PLC's shares. Their predictions range from $44.00 to $55.00. On average, they anticipate Rio Tinto PLC's share price to reach $48.67 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. " (10/7/2017)
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Are investors shorting Rio Tinto PLC?

Rio Tinto PLC saw a increase in short interest during the month of 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 trading volume, of 3,321,848 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 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 investors include Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.00%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Rio Tinto PLC.

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

Rio Tinto PLC's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc.. 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 $49.79.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE RIO)
Community Ranking:  3.5 out of 5 (star star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  1,046 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  446 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,492
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, 5 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.61)
Consensus Price Target: $48.67 (2.26% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Price Target History for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Analysts' Ratings History for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/16/2017Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetHold$47.00N/AView Rating Details
10/17/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/16/2017Clarkson CapitalDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetBuy$55.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2017Canaccord GenuityDowngradeBuy -> HoldLowView Rating Details
8/15/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeTop Pick -> OutperformLowView Rating Details
8/14/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutralLowView 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
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
(Data available from 10/18/2015 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: $4.75 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.21 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Most Recent Dividend:9/21/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.37
Dividend Yield:4.76%
Dividend Growth:-4.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:49.89% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
56.29% (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 logoUPDATE: Rio Tinto Iron Ore Up In Quarter, Cuts Mined Copper Guidance - October 17 at 6:45 AM logo[$$] Rio Tinto in talks to sell aluminium assets to GFG Alliance - October 17 at 6:44 AM logoRio Tinto Q3 iron ore shipments climb on rail haulage boost - October 17 at 6:44 AM logoRio Tinto third-quarter iron ore shipments climb on rail haulage boost - October 17 at 6:44 AM logoRio Tinto on Track for Record Iron Ore Shipments - October 17 at 6:44 AM logo[$$] Rio Tinto Reduces Mined Copper Guidance - October 17 at 6:44 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Downgraded by Clarkson Capital - October 16 at 12:26 PM logoMiners lift FTSE 100, but pound strength keeps gain in check - October 16 at 6:06 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Forecasted to Post FY2017 Earnings of $4.79 Per Share - October 16 at 3:44 AM logoHead to Head Survey: Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) versus Polymet Mining Corp (PLM) - October 16 at 1:28 AM logoRio Tinto's $2 billion coal assets attract investor consortium - sources - October 12 at 8:57 AM logo3 Stocks in Focus Amid Falling Iron Ore Prices - October 12 at 8:57 AM logoReviewing Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) and MAG Silver Corp (MAG) - October 12 at 6:46 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - October 12 at 12:48 AM logoInvestors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) - October 9 at 8:52 AM logoHead-To-Head Comparison: Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) & Allegheny Technologies (ATI) - October 8 at 6:30 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) PT Set at $55.00 by Jefferies Group LLC - October 7 at 4:56 PM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by Zacks Investment Research - October 7 at 6:36 AM logoBuy Recommendation for Rio Tinto (RIO) Stock Kept - October 6 at 2:00 PM logoFeatured Company News - Rio Tinto Completes First Fully Autonomous Train Journey; Views a Step Ahead Towards Complete Logistics Automation - October 6 at 6:57 AM logoWe are one step closer to having fully unmanned trains - October 6 at 6:57 AM logoPRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 2 - October 3 at 11:45 AM logo[$$] Rio Tinto Steams Ahead With First Driverless Ore Train - October 3 at 11:45 AM logoRio Tinto PLC (RIO) Earns "Buy" Rating from Citigroup Inc. - September 28 at 10:28 AM 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 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



Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) Chart for Wednesday, October, 18, 2017

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