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Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RIO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RIO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 64024.69. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Rio Tinto plc is 33.74 (with a change from open of 2.52%), this in conjunction with a target price of 35.6. Volume today has so far reached 7894200, with an average volume of about 3780.23. The GAP for this stock, is 2.11%.

The P/E ratio is 1349.6, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.29. The current EPS for Rio Tinto plc, is 0.03, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -113.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 22.16%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Rio Tinto plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 30.35% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 16.80%. Quarter over quarter is -60.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -36.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -15.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -8.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 6.50% and institutional ownership is 7.00%. Shares outstanding is 1897.59, while shares float is at a value of 1183.38. Float short for Rio Tinto plc is 1.05% and the short ratio is 3.27.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.55, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.58. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 7.40%. The profit margin is 0.10%.

Rio Tinto plc has seen returns on assets of 0.00%, and on investment, 4.30%. Return on equity is 0.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 80.33. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.98, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.62 and Price/cash is 7.64, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 77.23.

The simple moving averages are 6.86% and 17.15% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.18% and the 52 week low is 62.50%.

Rio Tinto plc has a dividend yield of 4.48%, with a current price of 33.74. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Industrial Metals & Minerals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Rio Tinto plc is based in United Kingdom.

Performance in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry means that Rio Tinto plc has seen performance for the past week of 5.31%, with performance for the month coming to 6.47%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 14.22%, and for the half year the performance is 8.95%. Volatility for this week is 2.03% and for the month this is 2.06%.

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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