Rio Tinto plc, a mining and metals company, explores for, develops, produces, and processes minerals and metals worldwide. It finds, mines, and processes mineral resources, including aluminum, copper, diamonds, gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide, and salt), iron ore, thermal and metallurgical coal, and uranium, as well as sulphuric acid, rhenium, lead carbonate, and selenium. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in London.

RIO – Rio Tinto Plc Stock Analysis

Sell candidate since 2018-06-29 Loss -3.03%


Shorts 2.85% ( 2018-06-15 )
Cash n/a
Loans n/a
Beta 1.14
ROA 9.06

Rio Tinto Plc fell by -0.30% in the last day from $53.96 to $53.80 and has now fallen 4 days in a row. The price has fallen in 6 of the last 10 days and is down by -2.09% for this period. Volume fell in the last day along with the stock, which is actually a good sign as volume should follow the stock. In the last day the trading volume fell by -2.11 million shares and in total 2.39 million shares bought and sold for approximately $128.56 million.


Rio Tinto Plc has broken the wide and weak rising short-term trend down. This signalize a slower rising rate, but may also be an early warning about a possible trend shift. Due to trend being broken there will now be resistance at the bottom line of the trend at $54.42. A reaction back to this level may hold a second chance to get out before further falls.


There are few to none technical positive signals at the moment. Rio Tinto Plc holds sales signals from both short- and long-term moving averages. In addition, there is a general sales signal from the relation between the two signals where the long-term average is above the short-term average.

On corrections up there will be some resistance from the lines at $54.70 and $57.11. A break-up above any of these levels will issue buy signals.

A sales signal was issued from a pivot top point on Thursday June 28, 2018, which indicates further falls until a new bottom pivot has been found. Volume fell together with the price during the last trading day and this reduces the overall risk as volume should follow the price movements.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The stock currently holds a RSI14 at 26 and is oversold on RSI14. The stock being oversold is no guarantee for instant reaction up as some stocks may be oversold for a long time. It is important to review the previous RSI-history to get an indication of the RSI-sensitiveness.

Support & Resistance

Rio Tinto Plc finds support from accumulated volume at $53.14.


This stock may move much during a day (volatility) and with a large prediction interval from the Bollinger Band this stock is considered to be “high risk”. During the last day, the stock moved $0.93 between high and low, or 1.73%. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.85%.

Rio Tinto Plc is oversold on RSI14 (26). Some stocks may drop long and hard while being oversold on RSI before turning, which increases the general risk.

The recommended stoploss: I hold a buy for this stock. No stop-loss set.

Overall risk:  Medium


The Rio Tinto Plc stock holds several negative signals and despite the positive trend I believe Rio Tinto Plc will perform weak in the next couple of days or weeks. Therefore, I hold a negative evaluation of this stock but a buy recomendation for investors willing to stay the course.