Rio Tinto plc (ADR)

  • Chinese Data Is Positive For These Diversified Miners

    By Vladimir Zernov - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, VALE, RIO

    Shares of diversified miners have been underperforming this year. Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO), VALE (NYSE: VALE) and BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) are trading lower than the levels, at which they started this year. The prices of most metals have been under pressure throughout the year, due to oversupply and macroeconomic uncertainty. The major part of the macroeconomic uncertainty is China. The country’s growth rates have been slowing down, worrying more »

  • BHP Billiton Far Stronger Than Competitors

    By William Alder - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BBL, RIO, SCCO

    While iron ore prices have seen an increase this summer, the price is still down from where it was over a year ago, and still roughly 80% cheaper than where it was in the summer of 2011. As investors know this has had a negative impact on mining companies. BHP Billiton (NYSE: BBL) has seen its stock decline around 25% from the summer of 2011. The good news for investors more »

  • 3 Miners Trying Different Strategies to Grow Their Business

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, RIO, TCK

    According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the capital spending of top 40 miners is estimated to be $110 billion this year, down 13% from last year. This decrease in capital spending is because of the slowdown in global economic growth. In addition, the demand from China, which consumes 40% of the world’s total ores and metals, is not much of a bright spot. However, the companies are optimistic about the growth of more »

  • Mongolia: Copper Heaven?

    By John McKenna - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, FCX, RIO

    Deep in the middle of the Gobi Desert, a city is rising. It’s a city like any other: with restaurants, houses, citizens, basketball courts, and enough jobs to go around (ok, so it’s not like many European cities). It’s a new civilization that has sprung up in the most unlikely of places, but there’s gold to be had here. Or should I say copper.

    Welcome to more »

  • This Miner's Margins Might Soar

    By Federico Zaldua - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: AAUKY.PK, BHP, RIO

    Anglo American (NASDAQOTH: AAUKY.PK), which is down by more than 30% year-to-date , has hugely underperformed its peer miners BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and Rio Tinto(NYSE: RIO). Anglo's stock underperformance can be explained through its weak operational results. Despite being very concentrated in iron ore production, the underperformance has not been related to the metal's weak prices. Anglo's CEO Mr Cutifani, has now committed himself to aggressive more »

  • Which Global Mining Company Should You Buy?

    By Zain Raza - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, VALE, RIO

    BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), Vale (NYSE: VALE) and Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) being the leading mining companies, cater to most of the world’s demand for mineral ores. The industry is facing demand declines ever since the Chinese economy has slowed down. In the following article we will analyze how these companies are responding to the demand declines with BHP Billiton taking the lead and staying ahead of its rivals more »

  • DUPLICATE:Global Mining Companies, the best one to invest in

    By Zain Raza - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, VALE, RIO

    BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), Vale (NYSE: VALE) and Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) being the leading mining companies cater to most of the world’s demand for mineral ores. The industry is facing demand declines ever since the Chinese economy has slowed down. In the following article we will analyze how these companies are responding to the demand declines with BHP Billiton taking the lead and stay ahead of its rivals more »

  • Investing in Copper? A Few Things to Consider

    By Michael Ugulini - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, FCX, RIO

    Investing in copper explorers, developers, or producers involves understanding the price volatility concerning the commodity. Global demand, influenced by the health of national economies, is part of the price equation. However, there are other things investors should consider when looking at copper.

    Politics

    Governments are increasingly flexing their muscles concerning copper operations in their jurisdictions. Rio Tinto (ADR) (NYSE: RIO) knows this full well. At its Oyu Tolgoi project (copper-gold more »

  • Freeport McMoran’s Giant Grasberg Problem

    By Daniel Jennings - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: FCX, NEM, RIO

    Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold's  (NYSE: FCX) biggest asset is also its biggest liability. If you know anything about Freeport, you know that its biggest money maker is the Grasberg in Papua (the Indonesian half of New Guinea), the world’s biggest gold mine and second-biggest copper operation.

    When it’s operating, the Grasberg produces an impressive 1 million pounds of copper and 1,000 ounces of gold a day more »

  • This Iron Ore Company Is A Buy

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CLF, RIO, WLT

    The recent earnings reports from steel companies have shown that there is significant overcapacity in the industry. This overcapacity continues to put pressure on steel prices. In turn, lower steel prices put pressure on iron ore and met coal prices. There is a company that produces both iron ore and met coal – Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF). The combination of the above-mentioned commodities has led to a 48% decline this more »

  • You Should Follow This Miner Closely

    By Federico Zaldua - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAUKY.PK, BHP, RIO

    Anglo American (NASDAQOTH: AAUKY.PK), which is down by more than 30% Year-To-Date (YTD), has hugely underperformed its peer miners BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and Rio Tinto(NYSE: RIO). Anglo's stock price under-performance can be explained easily. The company has been showing very weak operational results in recent years. Not everything can be explained through iron ore's lower price even when the metal makes up for 50% of the more »

  • Alcoa Offers Little to Look Forward To

    By Gaurav Basu - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AA, BHP, RIO

    It is definitely saddening to see a great company like the aluminum giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA) being reduced to a mere non-entity. The continued fall in the aluminum prices is taking a toll on its revenue and earnings and urging investors to focus on other stocks which promise better returns.

    Kudos to the Alcoa management for its continued pursuit of more productivity and more cost cutting, but odds against it more »

  • Great Copper Play For Your Portfolio

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, FCX, RIO

    This year has clearly not been the best year for investing in mining stocks. So far, metals prices have been under constant pressure. Copper was not an exception, down 13% this year. However, I’ve been bullish on what I think is the best copper play available – Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX). The company has recently released its quarterly earnings report and did not disappoint me.

    Good results despite the decline in more »

  • This Diversified Global Miner's Too Cheap to Ignore

    By Matt Smith - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, BBL, VALE, RIO

    Softening demand for commodities, on the back of China's slowing economy, has hurt the profitability of all the major mining companies, creating a sentiment-fueled selloff of mining stocks. This has driven down the share prices of all the major miners, with the world's largest miner, BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) (NYSE: BBL) down by 29% for the year to date. Both diversified global miner Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) and more »

  • A CEO Exit Could Mean This Iron-Ore Producer Is in Play

    By Bob Chandler - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: MT, CLF, RIO

    Minerals producer Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) recently announced that president and chief executive officer Joseph Carrabba has decided to retire. Most of the time a CEO departure isn’t a big deal, but every once in awhile it can signal an upcoming change in company control via merger or acquisition. It’s a pretty rare occurrence but happened relatively recently at a company called Massey Energy.

    In mid-December 2010 more »

  • Would the CEO's Departure Help This Mining Stock?

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, CLF, RIO

    More often than not, the departure of a CEO is bad for the short-term prospects of a stock. The most recent example of this statement is Lululemon, when the departure of Christine Day sent the stock south despite a decent earnings report. Every rule has an exception, though. Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) spiked on the news that the company’s CEO Joseph Carraba is going to leave at the more »

  • Is this Aluminum Play Bullish Despite the Metal Glut?

    By Arturo Cuevas - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: BLL, CSTM, RIO, BA

    Investors are generally bearish on aluminum due to the lingering market glut of the metal and its depressed prices. Nevertheless, there are some aluminum-related equities which still look worthy, one of which is Constellium (NYSE: CSTM).

    An aluminum fabricated products manufacturer based in the Netherlands, this company’s IPO was met with lackluster reactions this May. Could it be a spillover of the negative sentiments that mining and aluminum have more »

  • American Copper: Boom or Doom?

    By Nick Slepko - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAL, AZC, FCX, NAK, RIO

    The US has been a substantial copper producer since 1705 when the first copper mine was discovered in Connecticut. Today, according to U.S. Geological Survey, America is in the top five for both copper production and known resources, with 28 active mines in 2012 pumping out approximately USD 9 billion worth and another 39 million tons in reserve. Taken together, the Morenci Mine in Arizona, majority owned by Freeport-McMoRan more »

  • Slow Boats to China…and Elsewhere?

    By Michael Ugulini - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, CLF, RIO

    Having major programs in place to foster growth are necessary for companies wishing to build market share. However, despite their best intentions, outside forces often seem to conspire to hold back their plans. I’m looking at Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) today, and what it is facing as it works to remain a significant force in its industry.

    Rio Tinto has its iron ore production program in the Pilbara region more »

  • Rio Tinto Stuck With Diamonds

    By Michelle Smith - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, DDC, RIO

    Last year, three major diamond players decided they wanted out of the business. Two were successful. Since Rio Tinto (ADR) (NYSE: RIO) wasn't one of them, and now it is saddled with more assets it doesn't want.

    The Oppenheimer family made an exit from the diamond business by selling their 40% stake in De Beers to Anglo American for $5.1 billion. Diversified miner BHP Billiton (ADR more »

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