Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

12:40 PM EST - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers : Sold more than 5,300 equipment items for $45+ million U.S. at its latest Houston auction on August 20 – 21. More than 7,250 people registered to bid in the two-day auction, including 5,850+ registering to participate online. U.S. buyers purchased approximately 88 percent of the equipment, including 47 percent purchased by Texas buyers, while international buyers from such countries as Australia, Germany, and Vietnam purchased 12 percent of the equipment. Online buyers purchased 61% of the assets. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers shares T.RBA are trading down $0.14 at $52.34.