Stock In Spotlight: Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO)


Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) closed its last session at $55.19. The stock traded within a range of $54.15 and $55.49. The company operates in the Basic Materials sector with a market capitalization of 97.57 Million. Trading volume for Rio Tinto plc was 5.61 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) has an average volume of 2.7 Million.

Company Profile

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.

Analyst Views

Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) received a Buy rating from 4 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) touched its 1-Year High price of $57.78 on 01/12/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $37.66 on 06/20/17.

EPS & Financials

For the current quarter, 0 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0/share and a low EPS of $0/share.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) has a 20-Day average volume of 3.31 Million. According to today’s trading volume Rio Tinto plc is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 6.5 Percent and Institutional ownership of 7.4 Percent. The return on assets stands at 5.1%, Return on Equity currently is 11.8% and the Return on Investment value is 8.6%.

Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) gross margin percentage stands at 0% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 16.2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 11.5 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.6% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.6 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 17.38 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 4.27 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 16.2%. The return on invested capital is at 8.6%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 19.43.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 17.38%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 4.27% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.