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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Rio Tinto plc, RIO

Rio Tinto plc, RIO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Industrial Metals & Minerals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in United Kingdom, Rio Tinto plc, RIO  has a market cap of 61171.86. Since its IPO date on the 6/28/1990, Rio Tinto plc, RIO performance year to date is 17.91%. Today Rio Tinto plc, RIO has gained -2.24%, with a current price of 32.28.

Ownership of the company is 6.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 6.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -0.80%, with return on investment at 4.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Rio Tinto plc, RIO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.57. While Total debt/equity is 0.63. With a profit margin of -2.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 10.40%. Rio Tinto plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Rio Tinto plc, RIO has seen a EPS growth of -113.50%. A performance for the year of -8.37%. The 52-week high is -17.28%, and the 52-week low is 53.34%. The average volume for Rio Tinto plc, RIO is 2793395.

With a target price of 34.15, can Rio Tinto plc, RIO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Rio Tinto plc, RIO. Rio Tinto plc has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 13.66. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Rio Tinto plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.76 and 1.6 respectively. For P/cash, Rio Tinto plc has a value of 6.38, while it is 98.35 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 32.28, Rio Tinto plc has a dividend yield of 6.45%. We see a return on equity of -2.00%.

Looking more long-term Rio Tinto plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 42.40% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -113.50% for this year and for the last five years a -15.60% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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