Investors ignore Xstrata

INVESTORS continued to bet on another bid emerging for WMC Resources in the wake of yesterday’s hostile offer of $6.35 per share by Xstrata, with the stock remaining comfortably above $7/share and majors Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton seen as the favourites to spring into action, either separately or together.

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One analyst said Rio and BHP have both had their eye on WMC but would not act until a hostile bid was made.

The $6.

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