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Rio Tinto Plc (NYSE:RIO)

05 April 2018

It has underperformed by 42.20% the S&P500.

Exane Derivatives increased its stake in Rio Tinto Adr (Call) (RIO) by 150% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Shares of RIO stock traded down $0.31 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $50.98. The institutional investor held 573,240 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $30.34 million, up from 1,890 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Rio Tinto Plc (NYSE:RIO) now has a Weekly Volatility of 2.21% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 1.92% percent. The stock increased 1.24% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $62.77. About 1.35M shares traded. It has outperformed by 14.45% the S&P500.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) yearly performance is -50.84% and net profit margin is 8.50%. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,092,553 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $51,543,000 after buying an additional 605,170 shares during the period. (NASDAQ:FARM) to report $0.20 EPS on May, 8.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 17.65% from last quarter's $0.17 EPS.

Fjarde Ap-Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, which manages about $6.60B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) by 14,927 shares to 102,094 shares, valued at $5.75 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mgm Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) by 352,679 shares in the quarter, for a total of 429,979 shares, and has risen its stake in Beazer Homes Usa Inc (NYSE:BZH).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.24, from 0.78 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 72 investors sold BMY shares while 526 reduced holdings. 209.10 million shares or 1.03% less from 211.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. (NYSE:NOV). Hotchkis And Wiley Cap Ltd Liability Corp owns 7.32M shares or 1% of their United States portfolio. First City Capital Management has invested 1.13% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec stated it has 0.07% in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY). Korea Inv has 332,195 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru Incorporated holds 0% or 9,799 shares in its portfolio. Calamos Advsr Ltd Com reported 143,597 shares. Old Retail Bank In has 18,723 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cipher Capital Limited Partnership holds 55,157 shares. Park Natl Oh, a Ohio-based fund reported 20,472 shares. Union Bancorp has invested 1.19% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Price T Rowe Associate Md has 0% invested in Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) for 66,585 shares. Vision Management reported 2,526 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and twelve have given a buy recommendation to the company. Therefore 25% are positive. Viacom Inc. had 135 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Market Perform" on Thursday, November 10.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 3 of Thomson Reuters analysts, 16 given HOLD rating to the stock and 6 given UNDERPERFORM rating. The stock has "Hold" rating by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, August 5. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Neutral" on Monday, September 26. The stock has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, January 11.

Rio Tinto announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, February 7th that allows the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. Scotia Capital has "Hold" rating and $37 target.

Shares of Rio Tinto (LON:RIO) have been given a consensus recommendation of "Buy" by the nineteen ratings firms that are now covering the company, reports. Therefore 52% are positive.

WARNING: "Rio Tinto (RIO) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts" was originally reported by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes.

In other Rio Tinto news, insider Christopher Lynch sold 9,505 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 19th. On Monday, February 26 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of RIO in report on Wednesday, December 7 to "Outperform" rating. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, August 14 report. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, November 10. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". Citigroup upgraded shares of Rio Tinto to a buy rating and set a GBX 4,050 ($56.85) target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th.

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