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Morning Trending Tickers: Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RIO)

With a market cap of 81.99 B, Rio Tinto plc has a large market cap size. Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RIO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/28/1990. Rio Tinto plc is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Rio Tinto plc, is 3131.48, and so far today it has a volume of 15690. Performance year to date since the 6/28/1990 is 17.45%.

To help you determine whether Rio Tinto plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.7 and forward P/E is 12.57. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Rio Tinto plc has a value for PEG of 1.05. P/S ratio is 2.43 and the P/B ratio is 2.07. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.58 and 30.05 respectively.

At the current price Rio Tinto plc is trading at, 45.41 (0.53% today), Rio Tinto plc has a dividend yield of 3.76%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 65.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.55, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -23.19% after growing 637.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 40.30%, and -21.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1815.12, and the number of shares float is 1183.33. The senior management bring insider ownership to 6.50%, and institutional ownership is at 6.90%. The float short is 0.88%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.31. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.00%, and also a return on investment of 8.60%.

The ability for Rio Tinto plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.44 and total debt/equity is 0.47. In terms of margins, Rio Tinto plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 20.10%, and Rio Tinto plc has a profit margin of 13.70%.

The 52 week high is -3.61%, with 53.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.84% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.98%.

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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