5 Best UK Stocks to Buy Now

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In this article, we will take a look at the 5 best UK stocks to buy now. For a detailed analysis of these companies, go directly to the 10 Best UK Stocks to Buy Now.

5. Rio Tinto Group (LSE: RIO.L)   

Rio Tinto Group (LSE: RIO.L) is a London-based metals and mining company. It was founded in 1873 and is placed fifth on our list of 10 best UK stocks to buy now. The company mines and sells iron ore, copper, diamonds, gold and uranium. Rio stock has returned more than 98% to investors over the past year. The firm owns and runs open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters, power stations, and research and service establishments. It has a market cap of more than $148 billion. 

In August last year, Rio Tinto Group (LSE: RIO.L) announced that it was initiating against an Australian firm over a fire at an iron ore facility in Australia. As the economy reopens, mining stocks like Wheaton Precious Metal Corp. (NYSE: WPM) are on the rebound. Out of the hedge funds being tracked by Insider Monkey, First Eagle Investment Management is a leading shareholder in Wheaton Precious Metal Corp. (NYSE: WPM) with shares worth $676 million.

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