Rio Tinto [RIO] – 40 years on the LSE

On this day in 1973 Rio Tinto listed on the LSE.

The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1988. For example, on average Rio Tinto has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 2.6 percentage points in February.

Average monthly performance of Rio Tinto [RIO] relative to the FTSE 100 Index (1988-2013)

Observations:

  1. The strongest month for Rio Tinto shares relative to the market has been February (the shares have out-performed the market in this month in 15 of the last 25 years).
  2. The weakest month for Rio Tinto relative to the market has been August (the shares have only out-performed the market in this month in 10 of the past 26 years).

Rio Tinto is in the FTSE 350 Mining [NMX1770] sector.

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