Rio Tinto Share Price (RIO) - Buy RIO Shares

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Current Price:  
3475.00p
on 29-07-2014 at 17:15:33
Change:   52.50p rise 1.53 %
Buy:   3476.50p
Sell:   3473.00p
   

RIO – a multinational mineral company that mines and processes the earth's resources to make a difference to life in all its diversity. An acknowledged world leader in developing industrial minerals, this mining giant is the world's third largest coal mining company, supplying almost half the world's demand of refined borates that are used in a multiple of products including glass, ceramics, fertilizers and fibreglass, and is the world's largest salt exporter contributing to the manufacture of automotive and electronic products in addition to the food and health care sectors. It also supplies 25% of the world's talc consumption as utilised in agricultural and pharmaceutical products and in the performance of paper, paints and plastics.

Principally of Anglo-Australian origins, RIO was originally founded in 1962 when the Rio Tinto Zinc Corporation (RTZ) was created through a merger between UK owned Rio Tinto Company and The Consolidated Zinc Corporation (CRA). In 1995 RTZ Plc merged with CRA Limited to become a dual listed company. In 1997 it changed its name to Rio Tinto Plc.

It has continued to strengthen its impressive mineral resource base and acquired Canadian aluminium producer Alcan Inc in 2007 and the Peabody Group of coal businesses in Australia in 2008.

Despite the recent fall in share price of European stock, the newly appointed chairman, Jim Leng, faces the challenge of the present economic climate with confidence. Whilst all that glitters is not gold this global and environmentally conscious company, with its commitment to sustainable development that aims to minimise any adverse effects of RIO's activities within the local community whilst improving overall performance, continues to develop its stronghold in the world of minerals.

Rio Tinto (RIO, RIO.L, LON:RIO) Price Details (LSE MAIN Listed Equity)
Last Trade: Sell 14,154 at 3472.08p Days Range: 3428.95 - 3488.03p
Day's Volume: 3,514,938 52wk Range: 2913.00 - 3627.50p
Last Close: 3475.00p Market Capitalisation:* £ 49.14 bn
Open: 3429.50p VWAP: 3469.16p
ISIN: GB0007188757 Shares in Issue: 1.41 bn
Sector:  Mining    Listed in:  UK 100UK 350

FTSE Gains Thanks to Miners

News - Monday, May 12, 2014

The FTSE 100 closed up by 0.6 percent on Monday, climbing back up to almost its January peak. The gains were caused in part by a strong performance in the mining sector, which saw stocks boosted by a JP Morgan upgrade.

FTSE Reaches Three Week High

News - Sunday, April 06, 2014

The FTSE 100 climbed to a three week high on Friday, bolstered by gains in the banking and minning sectors and a general upturn in the global economy.

Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Sell141543472.08p1032266012707243OT17:08:27 - 29/07
Sell383463472.08p1032266012707239OT17:08:10 - 29/07
Sell338973471.80p1032266012707071Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:50:29 - 29/07
Buy1133488.03p1032266012707059Negotiated Trade -Delayed Publication16:48:42 - 29/07
Buy34923475.00p1032266012706957Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:39:39 - 29/07
Buy8463475.00p1032266012706947Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:39:38 - 29/07
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Date Open High Low Close Volume
29 Jul 2014 (Tue) 3,429.50 3,488.03 3,428.95 3,475.00 3,514,938
28 Jul 2014 (Mon) 3,430.00 3,470.50 3,383.00 3,422.50 3,249,372
25 Jul 2014 (Fri) 3,415.00 3,452.00 3,409.18 3,419.00 3,060,496
24 Jul 2014 (Thu) 3,400.00 3,446.50 3,371.00 3,441.50 4,359,600
23 Jul 2014 (Wed) 3,329.00 3,399.00 3,329.00 3,391.00 4,399,288
22 Jul 2014 (Tue) 3,315.00 3,355.54 3,313.50 3,337.00 3,780,378
21 Jul 2014 (Mon) 3,300.00 3,303.12 3,264.50 3,289.50 1,880,099
18 Jul 2014 (Fri) 3,295.00 3,315.00 3,251.50 3,295.00 3,208,662
17 Jul 2014 (Thu) 3,334.50 3,348.00 3,302.00 3,315.00 4,007,728
16 Jul 2014 (Wed) 3,301.00 3,349.00 3,284.00 3,334.50 4,895,616
15 Jul 2014 (Tue) 3,270.00 3,299.00 3,239.00 3,244.50 3,254,882
14 Jul 2014 (Mon) 3,214.00 3,252.50 3,203.50 3,242.00 1,700,339
11 Jul 2014 (Fri) 3,201.50 3,214.00 3,153.00 3,203.50 3,178,084
10 Jul 2014 (Thu) 3,250.00 3,267.50 3,196.00 3,214.00 3,584,145
9 Jul 2014 (Wed) 3,269.50 3,275.50 3,223.00 3,261.00 2,840,806
8 Jul 2014 (Tue) 3,300.00 3,325.00 3,258.50 3,258.50 4,337,534
7 Jul 2014 (Mon) 3,270.00 3,287.00 3,236.00 3,262.50 2,991,487
4 Jul 2014 (Fri) 3,280.00 3,312.50 3,263.00 3,287.00 1,893,912
3 Jul 2014 (Thu) 3,260.00 3,309.00 3,243.00 3,297.50 4,293,396
2 Jul 2014 (Wed) 3,216.00 3,262.50 3,201.60 3,239.50 3,907,894
1 Jul 2014 (Tue) 3,180.00 3,218.50 3,108.50 3,202.50 5,078,591
30 Jun 2014 (Mon) 3,110.00 3,129.50 3,096.00 3,108.50 2,155,052

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