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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 58264.12. Since its IPO date on the 6/28/1990, Rio Tinto plc, RIO performance year to date is 9.77%. Today Rio Tinto plc, RIO has gained -1.25%, with a current price of 29.94.

Ownership of the company is 6.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 7.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at 0.00%, 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 0.55. While Total debt/equity is 0.58. With a profit margin of 0.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 7.40%. Rio Tinto plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Rio Tinto plc, RIO has seen a EPS growth of -113.50%. A performance for the year of -13.37%. The 52-week high is -21.18%, and the 52-week low is 44.20%. The average volume for Rio Tinto plc, RIO is 445102.

With a target price of 35.6, 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 1212.8 and a forward P/E of 12.06. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 72.19. Rio Tinto plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.8 and 1.45 respectively. For P/cash, Rio Tinto plc has a value of 6.95, while it is 70.28 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 29.94, Rio Tinto plc has a dividend yield of 2.97%. We see a return on equity of 0.10%.

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 30.31% 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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