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How to buy Rio Tinto Group stock | $65.88

Learn how to easily invest in Rio Tinto Group stock.

Rio Tinto Group is an other industrial metals & mining business based in the US. Rio Tinto Group shares (RIO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Rio Tinto Group employs 47,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Rio Tinto Group stock price (NYSE: RIO)

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Rio Tinto Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-24.
Latest market close$65.88
52-week range$49.49 - $89.72
50-day moving average $68.91
200-day moving average $80.47
Wall St. target price$73.46
PE ratio 9.4265
Dividend yield $6.922 (10.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $11.52

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Is it a good time to buy Rio Tinto Group stock?

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Rio Tinto Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $65.88 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-19) -7.07%
1 month (2021-09-24) -1.33%
3 months (2021-07-26) -23.44%
6 months (2021-04-26) -25.35%
1 year (2020-10-26) 13.04%
2 years (2019-10-25) 25.34%
3 years (2018-10-26) 37.77%
5 years (2016-10-26) 92.58%

Is Rio Tinto Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Rio Tinto Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Rio Tinto Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Rio Tinto Group's P/E ratio

Rio Tinto Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Rio Tinto Group shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Rio Tinto Group's EBITDA

Rio Tinto Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $32 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Rio Tinto Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Rio Tinto Group financials

Revenue TTM $58.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 47.36%
Gross profit TTM $18.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 18.37%
Return on equity TTM 4070.76%
Profit margin 32.17%
Book value $32.74
Market capitalisation $106.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Rio Tinto Group shares

There are currently 11.4 million Rio Tinto Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Rio Tinto Group's "short interest". This figure is 1% down from 11.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Rio Tinto Group shares can be evaluated.

Rio Tinto Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Rio Tinto Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Rio Tinto Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Rio Tinto Group shares traded daily (recently around 4.0 million). Rio Tinto Group's SIR currently stands at 2.84. In other words for every 100,000 Rio Tinto Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2840 shares are currently held short.

However Rio Tinto Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Rio Tinto Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Rio Tinto Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Rio Tinto Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Rio Tinto Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.008% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Rio Tinto Group shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Rio Tinto Group.

Find out more about how you can short Rio Tinto Group stock.

Rio Tinto Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.01% of net profits

Recently Rio Tinto Group has paid out, on average, around 1.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Rio Tinto Group shareholders could enjoy a 10.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rio Tinto Group's case, that would currently equate to about $6.922 per share.

While Rio Tinto Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Rio Tinto Group is investing more in its future growth.

Rio Tinto Group's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Rio Tinto Group's shares ever split?

Rio Tinto Group's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 29 April 2010. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Rio Tinto Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rio Tinto Group shares which in turn could have impacted Rio Tinto Group's share price.

Rio Tinto Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rio Tinto Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $49.49 up to $89.7169. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RIO.US volatility(beta: 0.62)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Rio Tinto Group's is 0.6151. This would suggest that Rio Tinto Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Rio Tinto Group overview

Rio Tinto Group engages in exploring, mining, and processing mineral resources worldwide. The company offers aluminum, copper, diamonds, gold, borates, titanium dioxide, salt, iron ore, and uranium. It also owns and operates open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters, power stations, and research and service facilities. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Rio Tinto Group is owned by institutions?
Currently 8.59% of Rio Tinto Group shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for Rio Tinto Group?
Latest data suggests 47,500 work at Rio Tinto Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Rio Tinto Group?
Rio Tinto Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Rio Tinto Group based?
Rio Tinto Group's address is: 6 St James?s Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4AD
What is Rio Tinto Group's ISIN number?
Rio Tinto Group's international securities identification number is: US7672041008
What is Rio Tinto Group's CUSIP number?
Rio Tinto Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 204412100

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