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UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Downgrades Rio Tinto Plc to Equal-Weight on Risk/Reward

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Morgan Stanley downgraded Rio Tinto Plc (NYSE: RIO) from Overweight to Equal-weight.

Morgan Stanley noted, "Rio's risk-reward ratio no longer looks attractive enough after: 1) a 33% rise in the iron ore price since December; 2) a much lower earnings impact from cost efficiency programs than headline figures suggest; 3) limited tangible changes from its sharpened focus on capital efficiency."

Rio Tinto Plc closed at $55.03 on Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for RIO

Aug 2015AxiomInitiates Coverage onNeutral
Jul 2015CitigroupUpgradesNeutralBuy
Jun 2015RedburnDowngradesBuySell

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