Rio Tinto Share Price (RIO) - Buy RIO Shares

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Current Price:  
3011.00p
on 05-05-2015 at 17:11:28
Change:   14.00p rise 0.47 %
Buy:   3011.50p
Sell:   3007.50p
   

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 442 at 2985.40p Days Range: 2953.81 - 3050.00p
Day's Volume: 7,302,244 52wk Range: 2616.50 - 3515.00p
Last Close: 3011.00p Market Capitalisation:* £ 42.39 bn
Open: 3000.00p VWAP: 3004.54p
ISIN: GB0007188757 Shares in Issue: 1.41 bn
Sector:  Mining    Listed in:  UK All SharesUK 100UK 350

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Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Sell4422985.40p1205439094101541OT17:11:21 - 05/05
Buy13003011.00p1205439094101528Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:09:06 - 05/05
Sell4422985.40p1205439094101474OT17:03:17 - 05/05
Buy80403011.00p1205439094101199Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:38:32 - 05/05
Sell144002977.13p1205439094101169Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:36:55 - 05/05
Buy1903021.00p1206031795466764Automated Trade16:30:00 - 05/05
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
5 May 2015 (Tue) 3,000.00 3,050.00 2,953.81 3,011.00 7,302,244
4 May 2015 (Mon) 2,935.00 3,043.00 2,928.00 2,997.00 6,408,003
1 May 2015 (Fri) 2,935.00 3,043.00 2,928.00 2,997.00 6,408,003
30 Apr 2015 (Thu) 2,915.50 2,923.50 2,848.50 2,885.00 6,343,458
29 Apr 2015 (Wed) 2,939.00 2,945.50 2,894.50 2,915.50 5,603,789
28 Apr 2015 (Tue) 2,990.50 3,013.50 2,957.00 2,979.50 6,487,296
27 Apr 2015 (Mon) 3,065.00 3,072.00 2,968.50 3,014.00 4,995,312
24 Apr 2015 (Fri) 2,974.50 3,040.00 2,949.50 3,003.50 7,881,652
23 Apr 2015 (Thu) 2,873.00 2,960.50 2,813.12 2,958.00 6,209,249
22 Apr 2015 (Wed) 2,835.50 2,866.00 2,813.12 2,863.50 6,978,325
21 Apr 2015 (Tue) 2,860.00 2,861.50 2,798.00 2,812.00 4,936,733
20 Apr 2015 (Mon) 2,806.50 2,883.50 2,796.39 2,874.00 3,778,488
17 Apr 2015 (Fri) 2,820.50 2,869.50 2,780.50 2,801.00 5,065,226
16 Apr 2015 (Thu) 2,901.50 2,912.00 2,839.00 2,842.00 5,663,516
15 Apr 2015 (Wed) 2,870.00 2,946.00 2,857.50 2,912.00 5,792,346
14 Apr 2015 (Tue) 2,800.00 2,903.00 2,790.30 2,892.50 7,130,344
13 Apr 2015 (Mon) 2,813.00 2,847.00 2,769.00 2,814.00 4,099,127
10 Apr 2015 (Fri) 2,864.00 2,881.00 2,807.50 2,837.00 3,675,649
9 Apr 2015 (Thu) 2,820.00 2,874.00 2,762.00 2,852.50 4,495,064
8 Apr 2015 (Wed) 2,925.00 2,941.46 2,847.00 2,853.50 4,904,324
7 Apr 2015 (Tue) 2,795.00 2,865.20 2,770.00 2,751.00 3,965,216
6 Apr 2015 (Mon) 2,752.00 2,788.95 2,739.50 2,751.00 5,609,194

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