Rio Tinto Share Price (RIO) - Buy RIO Shares

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Current Price:  
2872.00p
on 19-12-2014 at 17:02:21
Change:   59.00p rise 2.10 %
Buy:   2873.00p
Sell:   2869.00p
   

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 359 at 2818.50p Days Range: 2808.00 - 2888.50p
Day's Volume: 7,463,853 52wk Range: 2616.50 - 3627.50p
Last Close: 2872.00p Market Capitalisation:* £ 40.61 bn
Open: 2841.50p VWAP: 2854.32p
ISIN: GB0007188757 Shares in Issue: 1.41 bn
Sector:  Mining    Listed in:  UK All SharesUK 100UK 350

FTSE Makes Modest Gains

News - Friday, December 19, 2014

The FTSE 100 closed up slightly on Wednesday, following a volatile trading session which saw the index slip significantly during early trade. After a morning decline, the index recovered thanks to a rally in energy and mining stocks, as well as a recovery in metals and crude oil prices.

FTSE Hits One Year Low

News - Monday, October 13, 2014

The FTSE 100 slipped to a one-year low on Friday, after it recorded its biggest one-year slip in almost 16 months amidst concerns that the outlook for global growth may hamper cyclical stocks.

Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Sell3592818.50p1121328602046268Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:02:14 - 19/12
Buy7462872.00p1121328602046197IF16:55:07 - 19/12
Sell150922849.21p1121328602046090Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:37:52 - 19/12
Buy85872872.00p1121328602046023Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:36:19 - 19/12
Sell5932851.17p1121328602046034Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:36:47 - 19/12
Buy24182872.00p1121328602045978Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:36:11 - 19/12
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Date Open High Low Close Volume
19 Dec 2014 (Fri) 2,841.50 2,888.50 2,808.00 2,872.00 7,463,853
18 Dec 2014 (Thu) 2,857.00 2,857.00 2,762.96 2,813.00 6,247,532
17 Dec 2014 (Wed) 2,675.00 2,838.50 2,651.18 2,801.50 9,296,742
16 Dec 2014 (Tue) 2,617.00 2,729.50 2,600.00 2,727.00 7,827,543
15 Dec 2014 (Mon) 2,666.50 2,728.00 2,613.00 2,616.50 4,545,505
12 Dec 2014 (Fri) 2,706.50 2,732.00 2,680.00 2,682.50 4,789,136
11 Dec 2014 (Thu) 2,785.50 2,813.00 2,721.27 2,748.00 5,460,932
10 Dec 2014 (Wed) 2,847.00 2,861.50 2,797.50 2,797.50 3,556,673
9 Dec 2014 (Tue) 2,826.00 2,906.50 2,791.00 2,849.50 6,306,612
8 Dec 2014 (Mon) 2,880.00 2,920.00 2,863.50 2,883.00 3,701,647
5 Dec 2014 (Fri) 2,895.50 2,931.50 2,876.50 2,898.00 4,565,726
4 Dec 2014 (Thu) 3,011.00 3,030.00 2,876.82 2,933.50 7,663,941
3 Dec 2014 (Wed) 2,970.00 3,043.24 2,963.00 3,011.00 3,937,428
2 Dec 2014 (Tue) 2,957.00 3,024.50 2,940.00 2,977.00 4,779,686
1 Dec 2014 (Mon) 2,870.00 2,992.50 2,855.00 2,956.00 4,889,630
28 Nov 2014 (Fri) 3,036.00 3,059.50 2,969.00 2,992.50 4,973,681
27 Nov 2014 (Thu) 3,013.00 3,062.50 3,000.50 3,012.00 3,687,210
26 Nov 2014 (Wed) 2,995.50 3,036.04 2,980.00 3,002.00 3,909,098
25 Nov 2014 (Tue) 2,965.00 2,996.00 2,929.00 2,986.00 4,496,384
24 Nov 2014 (Mon) 3,024.50 3,024.50 2,967.00 2,976.50 4,502,293
21 Nov 2014 (Fri) 2,877.50 3,057.02 2,827.76 3,042.00 11,799,028

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