Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) appointed Barbara Levi to succeed Philip Richards as group executive

Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO)has appointed Barbara Levi to succeed Philip Richards as group executive, group general counsel. In this role, she will lead Rio Tinto’s legal and compliance team. Levi is currently group legal head, M&A and strategic transactions for Novartis. She will join Rio Tinto on Jan. 1, 2020, following Richards’ retirement from Rio Tinto on Dec. 31, 2019.

The insider ownership percentage is the key indicator, can be used by investors, to measure the outlook of senior management has on their company. Insider ownership for the RIO is 6.50%. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. The Institutional ownership for the RIO is 9.20%.

Insider trading is the buying or selling of any publicly traded company’s stock and this can be done by someone who has non-public, material information about that RIO. Insider trading can be illegal or legal depending on when the insider makes the trade. It is illegal when the material information is still non-public.

Institutional transactions is the amount of a Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO)’s available stock owned by mutual or pension funds, insurance companies, investment firms, private foundations, endowments or other large entities that actually manage the funds on the behalf of others, so its an interesting element for the traders to note it, and the Institutional ownership for the RIO is 6.80%.

A Basic Materials sector firm, Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) stock advanced 1.51% on Tuesday and when day-trade ended the stock finally concluded at $63.73 and number of shares that changed hands during the day are 3.02 Million. The number of shares RIO stock currently held by all its shareholders are 1680.39 and floated shares, the number of shares are available for trading in an open market on last trading day are 1090.56. The average volume of shares for 3 months is 2494.25 and RIO stock value has moved between $42.77 – 63.1 in last one year.

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The Gross margin is the difference between the revenue and the cost of goods sold (COGS), divided by revenue. In other words, Gross Margin is a percentage value, while Gross Profit is a monetary value. The profit margin is 33.70% and the stock has gained 37.08% in 2019 to date.

Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO)’s monthly stock performance is 8.46%, the quarterly performance is 4.51%, the half year performance is calculated as 37.08%. The yearly performance of RIO is 19.79%.

The higher the volatility, the riskier the security. For example, when the stock market rises and falls more than one percent over a sustained period of time, it is called a “volatile” market, if the stock price stays relatively stable, the security has low volatility. The Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) weekly volatility is measured as 1.25% and monthly volatility measured as 1.22%.

Return on assets (ROA) is a main indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. RIO return on assets is 14.90%, the return on equity (ROE) of the Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) is 31.50%, while the most important return on investment is calculates as a percentage and is typically used for personal financial decisions, and RIO return on investment is 23.70%.

The price to earnings ratio is 8.06, price to sales ratio is 2.64, and price to book ratio is 2.48, price to cash per share ration is 7.95, price to free cash flow is 103.47.

Analysts mean target price for Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) is $63.68 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.20. The current share price indicates that stock is 0.73% away from its one year high and is moving 48.94% ahead of its 52-week low. RIO’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 5.42% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 6.98%.

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