Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Rio Tinto (LON:RIO) Receives Buy Rating from Jefferies Group


The institutional investor owned 954,715 shares of the mining company's stock after buying an additional 90,656 shares during the quarter. Retirement Systems Of Alabama who had been investing in Digital Rlty Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.34B market cap company.

The stock increased 3.50% or GBX 7 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 207. About 540,951 shares traded or 9.35% up from the average. Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) has declined 16.62% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 7.20% the S&P500.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Rio Tinto (RIO) Given a GBX 4,000 Price Target at UBS Group" was reported by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to "Underperform" on Thursday, August 6. The hedge fund run by William Michaelcheck held 220,893 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.80 million, down from 306,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc who had been investing in Rio Tinto Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.89B market cap company.

The stock increased 0.61% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $56.08. More interesting news about Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: "Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP Files Securities Class Action Against Rio ..." with publication date: October 23, 2017. It has outperformed by 27.03% the S&P500. It also reduced its holding in Disney (Walt) Co (NYSE:DIS) by 4,968 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 109,026 shares, and cut its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC).

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1/10/2018 - Rio Tinto had its "buy" rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc. Therefore 66% are positive. Rio Tinto had 47 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust to "Neutral" on Friday, November 13. The stock of Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, April 21 by BNP Paribas. Barclays PLC reiterated an "overweight" rating and issued a GBX 4,490 ($56.03) price target on shares of Rio Tinto plc in a report on Thursday, January 26th. Deutsche Bank restated a "buy" rating and set a GBX 4,300 ($58.31) price target on shares of Rio Tinto in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. The rating was upgraded by Liberum Capital to "Hold" on Wednesday, August 5. The rating was initiated by HSBC with "Buy" on Thursday, November 10.

The stock of Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) hit a new 52-week high and has $59.46 target or 4.00 % above today's $57.17 share price. The stock of Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:SEP) earned "Market Perform" rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, May 11. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, December 5 by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 1.03, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 71 investors sold DFS Furniture plc shares while 261 reduced holdings. About 2.74 million shares traded. They expect $1.47 earnings per share, up 1.38% or $0.02 from last year's $1.45 per share. 40,656 are held by First Republic Investment Mngmt. Jupiter Asset Mgmt owns 337,749 shares for 0.55% of their portfolio. Next Fincl Group holds 0.01% or 403 shares in its portfolio. Winslow Evans Crocker holds 456 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Heitman Real Estate Securities Llc owns 522,295 shares or 3.75% of their U.S. portfolio. Clinton Gru Inc Inc stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS). (NYSE:DLR) for 140,681 shares. (NYSE:DLR). Tcw Gp, California-based fund reported 195,275 shares. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Mgmt holds 0.08% or 8,177 shares. Ls Invest Ltd Liability reported 263,775 shares. Van ECK Associates Corp increased its position in Rio Tinto by 237.3% during the 3rd quarter.

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