RIO Extends Buy-Back Scheme Into 2018

Shares of RIO Tinto are trading near a 6-year high of $75.00 as the resource giant announced yesterday that it would buy back an additional $1.9 billion worth of on-market shares by the end of 2018.

This is in addition to the $1.5 billion worth of shares the company bought back in 2017 as part of RIO’s commitment to return the proceeds from the sale of its Coal & Allied assets to shareholders.

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With the share price over 8% higher since December 1st, the internal momentum indicators are approaching an over bought condition.

However, RIO has been a cornerstone stock in our model portfolio since March 6th, when it was trading at $61.50, and our ALGO engine triggered a buy signal on April 18th at $58.00.

It’s reasonable to expect some type of price correction in the near-term, but we would expect longer-term buying support in the $71.40 area over the next few weeks.

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