Rio Tinto announced the sale its 40 per cent stake in the Bengalla open cut coal mine in NSW yesterday.

Bengalla coal value a winner for Wesfarmers

It is hard to find a winner in the coal-mining industry these days but some investors were quick to spot a Perth-based winner yesterday in the form of Wesfarmers, which saw the value of its coal assets boosted by a deal in the Hunter Valley of NSW.


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Wesfarmers (WES)

Share Price

Closing price for the last 90 trading days
Source: Morningstar

BN30 Index

Index = 100 as of 4 Jan 2016
Source: Morningstar

Total Shareholder Return as at 28/02/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
125thSeven Group Holdings92%16%
446thAutomotive Holdings Group-2%3%
451stSeven West Media-3%-17%
711 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Share Transactions

$262k Sold
$191k Bought
$6k Bought
Total value as at the date of the transaction
Source: Morningstar


2nd-Automotive Holdings Group$6,079.6m
3rd-Seven Group Holdings$2,340.3m
4th-Seven West Media$1,679.0m
236 listed industrial companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

Remuneration from Wesfarmers

3rdJohn Durkan$5.288m
5thGuy Russo$4.038m
19thRob Scott$1.908m
Ranked by total remuneration from all listed WA companies

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