RIO.L - Rio Tinto plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
+60.00 (+1.68%)
At close: 5:05PM GMT
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Previous close3,573.00
Bid3,600.00 x 30000
Ask3,650.00 x 26800
Day's range0.00 - 0.00
52-week range
Avg. volume4,174,021
Market cap64.033B
PE ratio (TTM)10.59
EPS (TTM)343.00
Earnings date7 Feb. 2018
Forward dividend & yield2.33 (4.80%)
Ex-dividend date2017-08-10
1y target est51.53
  • Barrons.com10 hours ago

    Who Wouldn't Dig an 11% Yield? Miners Just Might Pay It

    The metals and mining sector could be increasingly fertile ground for dividend growth. While the industry struggled mightily in 2015 as the commodity boom came crashing down, the stocks have partially rebounded since then, reflecting a new surge in prices of industrial metals such as aluminum, copper, and zinc. Analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein noted in a report published Wednesday: “Now, with commodity fundamentals improving, and if companies maintain their mantra of capital discipline, then clearly that leaves plenty of free cash flow available to return to shareholders, likely in the form of dividends.” Bernstein analysts see (at spot prices) an average dividend yield of 11% in 2020 for the metals and mining companies they follow.

  • Market Realist2 days ago

    Indonesia Issues Kept Freeport in the Limelight Last Week

    Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) owns the giant Grasberg mine in Indonesia along with Rio Tinto (RIO) (TRQ).

  • Rio Tinto's M&A Madness
    Bloomberg3 days ago

    Rio Tinto's M&A Madness

    The miner's major deals have been a reliable contrarian indicator for commodities. This time it's lithium.

  • Barrons.com7 days ago

    Will Rio Tinto Get a Lift From Lithium Frenzy?

    If press reports are true, minerals producer Rio Tinto (RIO) could spend billions on a stake in a Chilean lithium producer. Rio doesn't have any lithium, a hot commodity used in batteries for electric vehicles, and Rio could buy roughly a third of Chilean lithium producer SQM that PotashCorp must sell to meet requirements of its merger with agriculture product giant Agrium (AGU). Buying such an asset illustrates seduction by the lithium frenzy, given that SQM's valuation has been "significantly buoyed by recent lithium price increases, volume growth expectations and a general market fervor regarding lithium," they write.

  • MarketWatch8 days ago

    European stocks drop for 7th straight day to suffer longest losing streak in a year

    European stocks struggled for a seventh straight session Wednesday, with strength in the euro and a drop in commodity stocks drawing the regional benchmark to around a two-month low.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Mick Davis's circling of Rio chair raises spectre of old rivalry

    The news that Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, is in the running for one of the biggest jobs in mining as chairman of Rio Tinto has set tongues wagging in the close-knit natural resources industry. ...

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] Rio chairmanship: taking the Mick

    More than 250,000 people work for the big four UK-listed miners. The cadre of executives who tell them what to do is "the smallest club in the world", according to one insider. Even so, the news ...

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] Mick Davis leads contenders to become next Rio Tinto chairman

    Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, has emerged as a frontrunner to become the next chairman of Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto. The South African-born businessman has held talks with Rio over the ...

  • Mining's $45 Million Man Eyes an Earth-Shattering Return
    Bloomberg9 days ago

    Mining's $45 Million Man Eyes an Earth-Shattering Return

    Can Mick Davis really tune into the concerns of Rio Tinto shareholders?

  • Market Realist10 days ago

    Freeport’s Indonesia Issues Just Keep Increasing

    Copper markets will closely follow the developments at Grasberg in the coming weeks. The developments could impact global copper markets.

  • Financial Times10 days ago

    [$$] Corporate leaders: keep your yammering in check

    Of all the chief executives at a FTSE 100 company, the one I am coming to know best is Jean-Sébastien Jacques, the 46-year-old Frenchman appointed to run the Rio Tinto mining group last year. Mr Jacques ...

  • One of the World's Biggest Miners Is About to Go Coal-Free
    Bloomberg13 days ago

    One of the World's Biggest Miners Is About to Go Coal-Free

    Just five years ago it would have been almost unthinkable that one of the world’s biggest mining companies would not dig any coal. It’s now likely to become a reality.

  • GlobeNewswire14 days ago

    Hagens Berman Reminds Rio Tinto PLC Investors of the December 22, 2017 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 08, 2017-- Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP reminds purchasers of Rio Tinto PLC U.S. traded securities that the firm’ filed a securities class action against Rio Tinto and certain former ...

  • GlobeNewswire14 days ago

    The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Rio Tinto PLC Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of December 22, 2017 (RIO)

    NEW YORK, Nov. 08, 2017-- The Klein Law Firm announces that a class action complaint has been filed on behalf of shareholders of Rio Tinto PLC who purchased shares between October 23, 2012 and February ...

  • Market Realist15 days ago

    What Should Aluminum Producers Make of China’s October Exports?

    China is curtailing some of its aluminum capacity to mitigate the country’s rising pollution levels.

  • Market Realist15 days ago

    Can Vale Hit Its Net Debt Target by the End of 2017?

    Vale (VALE) posted net debt of ~$21.1 billion at the end of 3Q17, compared with $22.1 billion at the end of 2Q17.

  • Market Realist16 days ago

    What Could Drive Vale Stock in 2018

    Vale (VALE) released its 3Q17 results on October 26, reporting earnings per share of $0.40, compared with the analysts’ estimate of $0.32.

  • Stocks With Rising Relative Strength: Rio Tinto
    Investor's Business Daily22 days ago

    Stocks With Rising Relative Strength: Rio Tinto

    A Relative Strength Rating upgrade for Rio Tinto shows improving technical performance. Will it continue?

  • Market Realist24 days ago

    How Iron Ore Miners’ Production Affects Prices

    Vale SA’s (VALE) iron ore quarterly production for 3Q17 has set another record. VALE produced 95.1 million tons of iron ore, 3.3% higher year-over-year.

  • Market Realist27 days ago

    Why Cleveland-Cliffs’ Costs Are Expected to Rise

    The cash cost of goods sold for Cleveland-Cliffs’ APIO division was $40.50 per ton in 3Q17, or 20% higher year-over-year and 11% higher sequentially.

  • AAP28 days ago

    Not a race to fine Rio Tinto, senator told

    The Australian corporate watchdog has been asked why it was slow to prosecute global mining giant Rio Tinto over a coal mining project in Mozambique. Already, Britain has fined Rio Tinto STG27 million ($A47 million) for failing to write-down the failed investment and the US has launched legal action for fraud. Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson was questioning the Australian Securities and Investments Commission head at a hearing in Canberra about why it wasn't first, given Rio Tinto was company with dual listings in London and Australia.

  • Rio Tinto to Pay Legal Fees of Ex-CEO and CFO in Fraud Case
    Bloomberglast month

    Rio Tinto to Pay Legal Fees of Ex-CEO and CFO in Fraud Case

    Rio Tinto Group will cover the legal costs of its former chief executive and chief financial officers after U.S. authorities charged them with fraud, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • Barrons.comlast month

    Rio Tinto Downgraded by RBC

    RBC Capital Markets has downgraded Rio Tinto (RIO.AU) to sector perform (from outperform) as it says the strong balance sheet and high quality growth projects are already factored into the mining giant's ...

  • SEC's Challenge on Rio Tinto: Self Delusion or Fraud?
    Bloomberglast month

    SEC's Challenge on Rio Tinto: Self Delusion or Fraud?

    The coal mine fiasco is a lesson in leadership.