Orica Ltd (ASX: ORI) Share Price and News
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Orica Ltd (ASX:ORI) is an Australian-based, multinational company that primarily provides commercial blasting and tunnelling solutions. It manufactures and distributes a wide variety of explosives and blasting chemicals and products to the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors.
In addition to being one of the world’s largest suppliers of commercial explosives, Orica provides specialist ground support services across mining and tunnelling projects. The company also specialises in the production of nitrogen fertilisers for the agriculture industry.
With its head office in Melbourne, Orica’s global operations span four key regions which are Australia and Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its markets include surface metal, surface coal, underground mining, oil and gas, construction, and quarrying.
Founded in 1874, Orica was an original supplier of explosives during the Victorian gold rush. Today, the company employs around 11,500 people globally and services clients across more than 100 countries. Throughout its history, Orica has undertaken many acquisitions enabling it to considerably expand its product offering and geographic market penetration.
The rising Orica share price has seen it become a multi-billion-dollar company which is part of the top 50 companies on the ASX by market capitalisation.
Orica Ltd (ASX: ORI) Latest News
Peter Stephens | August 12, 2014 8:42am
With volatility on the up, AGL Energy Ltd (ASX:AGK), Toll Holdings Limited (ASX:TOL) and Orica Ltd (ASX:ORI) could prove to be attractive stocks. Here’s... More »
Peter Stephens | August 8, 2014 7:53am
Here are 3 companies that could give your portfolio a boost: Orica Ltd (ASX:ORI), Leighton Holdings Limited (ASX:LEI) and GPT Group (ASX:GPT) More »
Darryl Daté-Shappard | August 6, 2014 5:02pm
Spin-offs can be good earners for early investors. Would Orica's (ASX: ORI) chemicals business be as well? More »
Peter Stephens | July 24, 2014 9:36am
With the ASX being at a 6-year high, here are 3 stocks that still offer great value. More »
Darryl Daté-Shappard | July 10, 2014 4:46pm
Invest like a real Fool - get rid of the negative view of mining, start sifting through the bargain bin for discounts. More »
Tom Richardson | July 9, 2014 4:36pm
If you're looking for large-cap business at good prices with growth runways, then look no further. More »
Tom Richardson | July 2, 2014 4:09pm
Beat the miserly cash rates with some defensive cash-mashines. More »
Darryl Daté-Shappard | April 29, 2014 5:14pm
What would be a good fit for the retailing giant? More »
Darryl Daté-Shappard | February 10, 2014 1:05pm
Its chemicals business is in external review and a sale or float could be an option. More »
Darryl Daté-Shappard | January 28, 2014 11:49am
Mining explosives and chemicals makers adjust to softer mining outlook. More »