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Today’s Top Gainers: Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO)

The top gainers for today include Rio Tinto plc RIO from the sector Basic Materials with a gain of -1.00%. The price is $ 38.62, at present and the target price is $ 47.88.

The weekly performance for Rio Tinto plc is -5.51%, which is not surprising given the gain it made today.  

The earnings per share (EPS) growth forecasted for 2016 is currently -14.11%. The earnings per share quarter to quarter growth is 40.30%

The simple 20 day moving average is up by -5.24% and the 52-week low is 49.36%.

The monthly and quarterly performance for Rio Tinto plc is not as bright as it currently stands at -10.25% and -6.49%. However it is poised to change given the current performance trend.

Rio Tinto plc has a total market capitalization of 72387.39 with a return on assets (ROA – calculated by dividing the total annual earnings by the company’s total assets –  illustrates how profitable a company really is in relation to its total assets) of 5.00%. It has a dividend yield of 4.40% while the payout ratio is 65.80%.

Rio Tinto plc has a gross margin of *TBA and an operating margin of 20.10%. The net profit margin stands at 13.70%.

The weekly volatility is 2.06% and the monthly volatility is 2.02%. Volatility is basically a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index. It can be either be measured by implementing the standard deviation or by simply calculating the variance between returns from that market index.

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