Sizing Up The 54.00% EPS Growth & Performance on Shares of Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO)

Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO) is expected to report earnings of -11.67% per share for next year, according to research firms covering the shares. Analysts are expecting an EPS change of 54.00% for the current year. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have a current recommendation of 2.20 on a consensus basis for the stock. The same analysts see shares reaching $63.27 within the next year on a consensus basis.Traders may already have a favorite method for applying technical analysis. Active traders are typically concerned with shorter-term price movements when trading shares. Entry and exit points tend to be way more important for traders who are looking to capitalize on stock market trends. Some traders may opt to only use technical analysis when picking stocks, while others will also incorporate company fundamentals when doing research. Of course, there is no one foolproof method for trading the markets. Many technical investors will still opt to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals before diving deeper into the technical signals. Longer-term investors might not be as concerned with day to day price fluctuations while short-term traders may not want to miss out on any significant price swings. Whatever trading strategy is applied, investors may still want to try to get a sense of the overall picture before making the trade.

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RIO)’s stock was 28.44%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -0.42%, 6.08% over the last quarter, and  26.92% for the past six months.

Over the past 50 days, Rio Tinto Group stock’s -5.63% off of the high and 7.28% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -5.63% (High), 39.55%, (Low). 


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