RIO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 28, 2014
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Mining (Ferrous & Non Ferrous) Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry ...

    January 9, 2014
    Mining (Ferrous & Non Ferrous) Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 5, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  4. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 5, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  5. Rare Earths Offer A Volatile, Yet Profitable Long Term Play

    October 9, 2013
    The commodities space is full of opportunities for investors willing to go off the beaten path. One such long term opportunity ...
  6. Mining-Ferrous & Non Ferrous Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry ...

    September 5, 2013
    Mining-Ferrous & Non Ferrous Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  7. Rio Kestrel Extends Into Production - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Rio Tinto enhanced its coal output, as the company-operated Kestrel Mine Extension started its coal production.
  8. Alcoa Running Hard To Go Nowhere

    July 9, 2013
    Alcoa can't get ahead of eroding aluminum prices.
  9. Rio Awards ABB $27M Power Contract - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    ABB recently received an order from Rio Tinto to upgrade an existing power substation at the Cape Lambert port in Western ...
  10. Down In The Vale

    June 25, 2013
    Vale has gotten hammered on lower iron ore pricing, but the company's cost structure is the best in the world
  11. Bear of the Day: BHP Billiton (BHP) - Bear of the Day

    June 25, 2013
    Bear of the Day: BHP Billiton (BHP) - Bear of the Day
  12. TTEK Wins $22.4M Restoration Contract - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Tetra Tech recently received a three-year, $22.4 million worth remediation and restoration program for a 280-acre Rio Tinto's ...
  13. With Freeport McMoRan, It's Time To Get Over It And Move On

    June 14, 2013
    With the oil and gas deals done, Freeport McMoRan looks undervalued even on conservative copper assumptions
  14. Cliffs Temporarily Halts Chromite Project - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has announced that it is temporarily suspending the environmental assessment activities for ...
  15. Is Caterpillar Facing A New Normal In Mining?

    April 22, 2013
    Caterpillar has gotten cheaper, but willing the mining industry recover?
  16. Dominion Diamond Goes Shopping - Should You?

    April 12, 2013
    These are exciting times in diamond mining, is it time to buy?
  17. For Alcoa, It Can Still Get Worse Before It Gets Better

    April 9, 2013
    Alcoa's productivity is impressive, but industry oversupply is a huge problem.
  18. So Who’s Right On Cliffs Natural Resources?

    March 28, 2013
    Iron ore and coal producer Cliffs Natural Resources has faced downgrade after downgrade in the face of fallen commodity prices ...
  19. Cliffs Natural Resources Needs Another Iron Ore Boom

    February 15, 2013
    Cliffs' high costs are a major issue if iron ore prices stagnate.
  20. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    February 14, 2013
    A Brief Overview The Metals & Mining industry broadly refers to metals and minerals extraction (mining) and the primary ...
  21. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 14, 2013
    A Brief Overview The Metals & Mining industry broadly refers to metals and minerals extraction (mining) and the primary ...
  22. Will Rio Tinto Miss? - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Rio Tinto Plc. (RIO) is set to report full year 2012 results on Feb 14. It reported dismal half year results earlier, with ...
  23. BHP Reports Mixed Production Update - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    On Jan 23, 2013, BHP Billiton Limited (BHP), a natural resources company, reported improved half-year production data for ...
  24. Swatch Buys Harry Winston Watch Brand For $1 Billion

    January 18, 2013
    Harry Winston sells its watch brand to Swatch so it can focus on diamonds. This is a good deal for both companies.
  25. Rio Tinto plc Among Basic Materials' Biggest Movers on December ...

    December 19, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 0.1%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.1% and the Dow remains relatively unchanged so far today. The basic ...
  26. Rio Tinto plc and Other Big Movers In Basic Materials on December ...

    December 18, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has increased 1.1%; the S&P 500 has climbed 0.8%; and the Dow is trading ...
  27. Basic Materials Stocks, Including Rio Tinto plc, Making Big Moves ...

    December 17, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq increasing 0.5%, the S&P 500 moving up 0.6% and the Dow rising 0.5%. The basic ...
  28. Rio Tinto plc and Other Big Movers In Basic Materials on December ...

    December 5, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 1%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.1% and the Dow is trading up 0.2% after the morning's trading. The ...
  29. Rio Tinto plc and Other Big Movers In Basic Materials on November ...

    November 29, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 0.5%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.5% and the Dow is trading up 0.4%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  30. Alcoa to Sale Tapoco Project - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) announced the sale of its 378-megawatt Tapoco Hydroelectric Project to Brookfield Renewable ...
  31. Basic Materials Stocks, Including BHP Billiton, Making Big Moves ...

    October 17, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 is up 0.3% and the Dow has remained steady. ...
  32. Alcoa Is A Potential Value Call

    October 10, 2012
    Alcoa is doing the best it can in a tough market. The company probably needs aluminum prices above $1 or $1.10/lb for the ...
  33. Does MINExpo Signal a Top for the Miners

    September 27, 2012
    A bigger than ever Las Vegas convention for the mining industry paints a optimistic outlook for the big mining companies, ...
  34. Basic Materials Stocks, Including BHP Billiton, Making Big Moves ...

    September 20, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.3%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  35. BHP Billiton plc Among Basic Materials' Biggest Movers on September ...

    September 14, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 1.1%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has climbed 0.4%. The ...
  36. BHP Billiton plc and More Big Movers in Basic Materials on September ...

    September 7, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.3% and the Dow has been relatively flat. The basic materials ...
  37. Alcoa Gains Control of Evermore - Analyst Blog

    September 4, 2012
    Aluminium giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) has announced that it has gained full control of Evermore Recycling, effective August 31, ...
  38. VALE Rec Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 31, 2012
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Vale S.A. (VALE) based on the optimism stemming from the worldwide demand ...
  39. Rio Tinto plc and More Big Movers in Basic Materials on August ...

    August 29, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is trading down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow is unchanged. The basic materials ...
  40. BHP Billiton Hoping For A Better 2013

    August 24, 2012
    BHP's numbers were in line, but performance revolves around better commodity prices.
  41. Alcoa to Divest Rockdale Assets - Analyst Blog

    August 16, 2012
    Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA) intends to divest certain assets at its Rockdale, Texas site to Lower Colorado River Authority. ...
  42. Rio Tinto plc (ADR) Among Basic Materials' Biggest Movers

    August 15, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.2%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has moved little. ...
  43. Biggest Basic Materials Sector Movers, Including RIO

    August 8, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 0.1%, the S&P 500 increasing 0.2% and the Dow up 0.3%. The basic materials ...
  44. Alcoa Clinches Drill Pipe Contract - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Aluminum heavyweight Alcoa Inc. (AA) has sealed a major contract from oil and gas exploration company Pennsylvania General ...
  45. Earnings Scorecard: Alcoa - Analyst Blog

    July 20, 2012
    The largest U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. (AA) posted a loss in the second quarter of 2012 due to lower aluminum prices. ...
  46. Basic Materials Sector's Biggest Movers for July 12, 2012

    July 12, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 1.3%, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.8% and the Dow has slipped 0.5%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  47. Weak Price Hits Alcoa in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    The largest U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. (AA) turned to a loss in the second quarter of 2012, hurt by lower aluminum ...
  48. Alcoa ColorKast Debuts with Samsung - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Aluminum heavyweight Alcoa Inc. (AA) has achieved a key milestone as its aluminum die casting technology, dubbed ColorKast, ...
  49. Alcoa Appreciates Tesla for Model S - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    Alcoa Inc. (AA), one of the members of the Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG), applauded Tesla Motors (TSLA) on the launch ...
  50. Invest In Rare Earth Metals

    June 14, 2012
    While most investors focus on the precious and base metals, the real long-term action could be in the critical elements.
  51. China Could Ignite The Steel Industry

    June 12, 2012
    With its economy beginning to slow, China has begun to unveil some new stimulus measures to boost sagging growth.
  52. Brookfield Infastructure An Interesting Play On Long-Term Assets

    May 31, 2012
    BIP's collection of assets are relatively uncommon on North American equity markets, and at nearly 5%, BIP's valuation is ...
  53. Nuclear Energy Is In The Bargain Bin

    May 30, 2012
    While the Fukushima disaster changed the nuclear energy landscape in the short term, demand and power plant construction ...
  54. Alcoa Still A Victim Of Circumstance

    April 12, 2012
    Alcoa is doing relatively well in a very tough market.
  55. It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    March 30, 2012
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  56. Use Aluminum To Play Rising Industrial Growth

    March 21, 2012
    As both industrial production and economic growth returns, aluminum could be the best way to play that surge.
  57. Dividend Stocks Highly Undervalued By Target Price

    March 9, 2012
    Dividend stocks can offer consistent payouts.
  58. A Takeover Game Worth Staking a Claim

    March 8, 2012
    The world of mining is in great transition across the globe, and below is a unique play on a very interesting stock, writes ...
  59. Molycorp Setting Up A Second Chance

    February 28, 2012
    Plunging REO prices have hurt, but not crippled, Molycorp.
  60. It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    February 28, 2012
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  61. Vale Still All About China

    February 21, 2012
    Operating performance isn't bad, but non-operating challenges are growing.
  62. 6 Uranium Stocks Poised for a Rebound

    February 17, 2012
    In the aftermath of Japan’s tsunami-induced meltdown at the Fukushima nuke plants, investors have shied away from nuclear-related ...
  63. Play The Growth In Mining M&A

    February 15, 2012
    Merger activity in the mining sector is anticipated to grow.
  64. Is Copper Set For A Comeback?

    February 15, 2012
    The Copper markets tighten amid production declines, but we could see renewed interest for the metal in the near future.
  65. Genesee & Wyoming An Uncommon Growth Story

    February 13, 2012
    Genesee & Wyoming has both above-average growth potential and an above-average valuation.
  66. Look Across The Pond For Big Dividends

    February 7, 2012
    Improving earnings for U.K.-based companies resulted in tremendous dividend growth for British stocks in 2011. Analysts expect ...
  67. Cloud Peak Energy - The Power In Powder

    January 18, 2012
    Cloud Peak has its issues, but a demanding valuation isn't one of them.
  68. OM Group - Just Another Cheap Commodity Play, Or Something More?

    January 17, 2012
    OM Group is seeing multiple cyclical downturns, but looks cheap.
  69. Can Investors Grow Wealth With Mosaic?

    January 6, 2012
    Mosaic is looking for crop prices to feed stronger fertilizer demand.
  70. It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    December 28, 2011
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  71. Look To Asia For Nuclear Gains

    December 14, 2011
    While the developed world continues to abandon their nuclear ambitions, Emerging Asia is going full steam ahead. As power ...
  72. Layne Christensen Could Be Better

    December 13, 2011
    Layne is leaking in the water business.
  73. Alcoa Sees Positive Long Term Future For Aluminum

    November 17, 2011
    Alcoa is confident of long term growth rates for Aluminum demand.
  74. Still Waiting For Alcoa To Work

    October 17, 2011
    Alcoa is a captive of the aluminum cycle. If the economy strengthens, it's stock should do better. Alcoa as a value stock ...
  75. It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    October 17, 2011
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  76. Fertilizer Wars Heat Up

    October 5, 2011
    As our population continues to grow, increasing food production will be paramount. Hence, the historically boring fertilizer ...
  77. Diamonds Are A Portfolio's Best Friend

    September 27, 2011
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  78. The Big Play In Critical Metals

    September 23, 2011
    While most investors focus on the precious and base metals, the real long-term action could be in the critical elements.
  79. BHP Billiton Rides Mining Wave

    August 26, 2011
    Diversified mining giant BHP Billiton posted massive earnings and revenue gains for its full year results, as it continues ...
  80. Southern Copper Digs Up Doubled Earnings

    August 8, 2011
    Southern Copper continues to put up impressive earnings numbers as Dr. Copper is doing very well despite global economic ...
  81. Cliffs' Soaring Profits Not Enough

    August 5, 2011
    Cliffs Natural Resources produced stunning results in its second quarter, but the market didn't like its increasing costs ...
  82. Things Should Get Better For Alcoa

    July 13, 2011
    Alcoa is in the middle of a tug-of-war between costs and pricing power.
  83. Can Alcoa's Recovery Continue?

    April 13, 2011
    Alcoa is showing progress, but the ongoing recovery won't be smooth.
  84. Opportunity In Cliffs Natural Resources

    March 17, 2011
    Cliffs Natural Resources' stock price has drifted down and may represent an attractive opportunity for investors.
  85. A Look At The Mega-Miners

    March 15, 2011
    By choosing a mega-miner, investors not only gain exposure to a wide variety of metals, but also the whole mining supply ...
  86. Can James River Thrive On Luck And Timing?

    March 10, 2011
    James River's earnings were nothing special, but an attractively-priced deal has transformative potential.
  87. BHP's A One-Stop Natural Resource Stock

    February 23, 2011
    Massive global natural resource company BHP Billiton reported sensational half-year earnings amid the commodity boom.
  88. Caterpillar Still Down A Cylinder Or Two

    January 28, 2011
    Caterpillar is doing well despite iffy incremental margins and weak domestic construction.
  89. Value In Aluminum

    January 28, 2011
    Despite its good long-term fundamentals, aluminum prices have not kept pace with other metals. This means there's opportunity ...
  90. Freeport Looking Shiny

    January 21, 2011
    Freeport is in prime position to benefit from higher copper prices.
  91. Cargill To Dispose Of Mosaic

    January 20, 2011
    Cargill's divestiture of Mosaic has absolutely no effect on the economic value of Mosaic.
  92. Southern Copper Still Worthwhile

    January 14, 2011
    Copper has enjoyed a strong year in 2010, with the stocks running up accordingly.
  93. Met-Coal Mash Up

    December 6, 2010
    Walter Energy gets a lot bigger in the met coal market.
  94. Vale Still Looks Iron-Clad

    October 29, 2010
    Is Vale poised for another long run on the strength of iron ore prices?
  95. Is Now The Time To Invest In Steel?

    October 25, 2010
    Recent price drops present long-term opportunities, while many stable ETFs remain attractive. Learn your best options for ...
  96. Increasing Profit Potential With Worker Retention

    February 25, 2009
    Worker Retention Honor Roll could turn into future business profits.
  97. Steelmakers Positive On Recovery

    February 17, 2009
    Are steelmakers preparing for an economic recovery? Find out here.
  98. Time To Cut The "B" From The BRIC?

    November 25, 2008
    Brazilian stocks have fallen along with commodity prices, but slow growth doesn't mean no growth.
  99. Infrastructure Substitutes For Bechtel

    November 13, 2008
    It's too bad you can't buy stock in privately held Bechtel, but we've come up with a few solid alternatives that should also ...
  100. Brazil’s Revolving Rags-To-Riches Story

    October 30, 2008
    In a rough year globally, Brazil looks like a compelling growth story ... again.
  101. No Butterfly In Sight For Caterpillar

    October 29, 2008
    Falling commodity prices and a moribund housing market will make it hard for Caterpillar to grow until the recession lifts.
  102. China Takes A Needed Breather

    October 23, 2008
    China's growth is slowing, but it won't grind to a halt. Learn how near-term hiccups actually provide investment opportunity.
  103. Aussie Mining Takeover Saga Nears End

    October 6, 2008
    As the global economy continues to weaken the odds increase that BHP Billiton's takeover of Rio Tinto will succeed.
  104. BRIC Options Against A Falling S&P 500

    September 30, 2008
    Know your BRIC before you invest.
  105. Joy Global Hurt By Investor Tunnel Vision

    September 5, 2008
    The prices of many commodity metals have cooled off, but the market for mining equipment is still hot.
  106. World Tour, Wall Street Style - Brazil

    August 29, 2008
    Brazil isn't just about sambas and raw materials; interesting ADRs wait to be investigated.
  107. Lessons In Portfolio Diversification - NBA Style

    August 13, 2008
    The NBA has shown fans that the future of the game lies outside the U.S. Learn how a similar world view can boost your portfolio.
  108. Opportunity In The Commodity Carnage

    August 8, 2008
    Examine three commodity stocks and one ETF that have been beaten down but could also be an opportunity for long-term investors.
  109. Portfolio Protection With ETFs

    June 30, 2008
    Adding non-correlated assets shields a portfolio from volatility. We examine several exchange-traded funds that can be your ...
  110. You Can't Always Get What You Want (PD)

    September 6, 2006
    With the Inco acquisition no longer in the mix, what can Phelps Dodge shareholders expect now?
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