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Rio Tinto Group (RIO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.43 (+0.60%)
(As of 05/24/2024 07:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.77 million shs
Average Volume
2.93 million shs
Market Capitalization
$90.00 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Rio Tinto Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.63 Rating Score
0.2% Upside
$72.00 Price Target
Short Interest
0.55% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
0.13mentions of Rio Tinto Group in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $7.15 to $7.38 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

0.52 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

164th out of 169 stocks

Metal Mining Industry

19th out of 21 stocks

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About Rio Tinto Group Stock (NYSE:RIO)

Rio Tinto Group is a multinational mining operation and the 2nd largest miner worldwide. The company has a dual listing with shares trading on both the London Stock Exchange and the Australian ASX.

Rio Tinto is named for a mining area in Spain. The mines at Rio Tinto have been in operation off and on since 3,000 BC and produce copper, silver, and gold among other minerals. The mines were rediscovered most recently in 1556 and then fell into the hands of the Spanish government in 1724. The Spanish government was a poor steward of the operations and eventually put it up for auction. In 1873 a group of businessmen bought the property for a steal that included Spain’s relinquishing its rights to any future profits.

The consortium quickly commenced operations as Rio Tinto Mining and focused on developing its resources. Within 10 years it was a leading producer of copper and then it fell into the hands of the Rothschilds. The Rothschilds expanded the operations but failed to diversify the company in a meaningful way. The company reached a peak in the early 1900s that was dashed by WWI and the loss of the US as an end market but the story is not over.

A new management team took control of the business in 1925 and began to diversify the company. Their efforts opened up new territories in other countries including Africa and Australia which was instrumental to long-term success. An increasingly fascist government made it difficult to operate in Spain and led the company to divest itself of its original asset, the Rio Tinto Mine. That could not have been done without operations in other countries. Another series of mergers and acquisitions will grow the company to global status.

Today, Rio Tinto is a diversified and integrated mining operation that engages in the exploration, development and production of mineral-based resources. The company operates in 4 key segments that include Iron Ore, Aluminum, Copper & Diamonds and Energy & Minerals. The company operates mines, smelters and refiners in about 35 countries producing iron ore and iron, bauxite and alumina, industrial diamonds, gold, borates, titanium dioxide and lithium among many other minerals and products. The bulk of operations are in Australia and Canada which are both rich in natural resources.

The company’s products are used by all end markets and are essential for the transition to green energy. Not only is the iron and copper required to build the infrastructure but lithium and other minerals are key for electrification. Rio Tinto products are necessary for agriculture and include several key fertilizers including borates.

RIO Stock Price History

RIO Stock News Headlines

3 Copper Stocks to Own Amid Robust Demand
Rio Tinto Stock Looks Like the Next Big Winner
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UBS Keeps Their Hold Rating on Rio Tinto Limited (RTNTF)
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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Metal mining
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
8 Analysts


Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$54.04 billion
Cash Flow
$13.66 per share
Book Value
$45.03 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$90.00 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Jakob Stausholm M.S.Mr. Jakob Stausholm M.S. (Age 56)
    CEO & Executive Director
    Comp: $2.73M
  • Mr. Peter Lloyd Cunningham B.A.Mr. Peter Lloyd Cunningham B.A. (Age 58)
    CFO & Director
    Comp: $1.6M
  • Mr. Alfredo Barrios BSc Physics (Age 58)
    MSc, Ph.D., Chief Commercial Officer
    Comp: $1.42M
  • Mr. Bold Baatar (Age 50)
    Chief Executive of Copper
    Comp: $1.62M
  • Mr. Simon C. Trott BSc(Hon) (Age 48)
    GAICD, GradDipFin, Chief Executive of Iron Ore
    Comp: $1.5M
  • Mr. Jerome X. Pecresse (Age 57)
    Chief Executive of Aluminium, President & CEO of Renewable Energy
    Comp: $1.55M
  • Mr. Mark Davies
    Chief Technical Officer
  • Mr. Nigel Ian Steward
    Head of Grp Tech Processing, Asset Mgmt, Energy, Climate Change, R&D & Tech Strtgy & Chief Scientist
  • Mr. Menno Gerard Cornelis Sanderse
    Head of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Isabelle Deschamps (Age 54)
    Chief Legal, Governance & Corporate Affairs Officer

RIO Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Rio Tinto Group stock right now?

8 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Rio Tinto Group in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" RIO shares.
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What is Rio Tinto Group's stock price target for 2024?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Rio Tinto Group's stock. Their RIO share price targets range from $72.00 to $72.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $72.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have RIO shares performed in 2024?

Rio Tinto Group's stock was trading at $74.46 at the start of the year. Since then, RIO stock has decreased by 3.5% and is now trading at $71.85.
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Are investors shorting Rio Tinto Group?

Rio Tinto Group saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 6,870,000 shares, an increase of 25.4% from the April 15th total of 5,480,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,990,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days.
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How were Rio Tinto Group's earnings last quarter?

Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 23rd. The mining company reported $3.91 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $3.91.

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

Rio Tinto Group announced a semi-annual dividend on Wednesday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $2.58 per share on Thursday, April 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 6.6%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 7th. This is an increase from the stock's previous semi-annual dividend of $1.77.
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Is Rio Tinto Group a good dividend stock?

Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) pays an annual dividend of $5.15 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 7.17%. RIO has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer.
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What is Jean-Sébastien Jacques' approval rating as Rio Tinto Group's CEO?

282 employees have rated Rio Tinto Group Chief Executive Officer Jean-Sébastien Jacques on Jean-Sébastien Jacques has an approval rating of 79% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Rio Tinto Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Rio Tinto Group investors own include AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Pfizer (PFE), AbbVie (ABBV), Verizon Communications (VZ), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Bank of America (BAC) and International Business Machines (IBM).

Who are Rio Tinto Group's major shareholders?

Rio Tinto Group's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Capital World Investors (0.38%), Earnest Partners LLC (0.11%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.09%), National Bank of Canada FI (0.08%), MEAG MUNICH ERGO Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH (0.08%) and Van ECK Associates Corp (0.05%).
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How do I buy shares of Rio Tinto Group?

Shares of RIO stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Rio Tinto Group have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Rio Tinto Group: Aluchemie, Aluminium division of Rio Tinto, Anglesey Aluminium Metal Ltd, Dampier Salt Limited, Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd., Hathor Exploration, Hope Downs Joint Venture, Hope Downs Marketing Company Pty Ltd, Iron Ore Company of Canada, Ivanhoe Mines, Kennecott Exploration Company, Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation, Kennecott Utah Copper LLC, North Limited, PT Kelian Equatorial Mining, Pilbara Iron, QIT Madagascar Minerals, Queensland Coal Pty. Limited, RTA Yarwun Pty Ltd, Richards Bay Mining, Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., Rio Tinto Aluminium, Rio Tinto Coal Australia, Rio Tinto Desenvolvimentos Minerais Ltda., Rio Tinto Fer et Titane Inc, Rio Tinto France SAS, Rio Tinto Iceland Ltd., and Rio Tinto Iron Ore Asia Pte. Ltd..
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This page (NYSE:RIO) was last updated on 5/27/2024 by Staff

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