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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO)?

The company in question is, Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) currently with a stock price of 31.13 (-1.39% today). The market cap for Rio Tinto plc is 58792.18, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Industrial Metals & Minerals industry. The target price for Rio Tinto plc is 34.15. Currently Rio Tinto plc is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 13.97. Average volume for Rio Tinto plc is 4727.64 and so far today it is 999517.

Performance in the last year for Rio Tinto plc has been -13.58%. For EPS growth, Rio Tinto plc has seen a growth of -113.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 33.25%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -15.60% over the last five years and could be 16.80% for the next five years. Rio Tinto plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -36.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -188.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.60%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.02%.

Since the IPO date for Rio Tinto plc on the 6/28/1990, Rio Tinto plc has seen performance year to date to be 12.74%. With Rio Tinto plc trading at 31.13, the dividend yield is 6.75%, and the EPS is -0.49.

So could Rio Tinto plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 1.69 and the P/B is at 1.53. The P/cash is 6.13, with P/free cash flow at 94.52.

Rio Tinto plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.57, and total debt/equity at 0.63.

In terms of margins, Rio Tinto plc has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 10.40% and a profit margin of -2.50%.Payout ratio for Rio Tinto plc is *TBA. Return on assets come to -0.80% with return on investment coming to 4.30%.

Insider ownership for Rio Tinto plc, is at 6.50% and institutional ownership comes to 6.50%. Outstanding shares are at 1862.28. While shares float is 1189.66. The float short is currently 1.30%, and short ratio is 3.26.

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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