Liberum Capital Reiterated BHP Billiton PLC (LON:BLT) As 'Sell'

Tammy Harvey
April 14, 2017

The Copper segment is engaged in mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium and gold.

BHP Billiton plc (BBL) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.1%.

BHP Billiton plc with EPIC/TICKER LON:BLT has had its stock rating noted as "Reiterates" with the recommendation being set at "OUTPERFORM" today by analysts at Macquarie. S&P Global Inc set a GBX 1,300 ($16.14) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc and gave the company a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, January 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 43.58% to analysts' high consensus price target.

Market capitalisation for LON:BLT is £75,584,170,004 GBP. The stock's price moved down its 200-day moving average of $30.15. The 52 week high BHP Billiton PLC's shares have peaked at is 1518.5 whilst the 52 week low for the company's shares is 781.14. The company has a market cap of $84.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.23 and a beta of 1.20.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 9th were given a GBX 0.40 ($0.00) dividend.


The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $1.08 and an annual Dividend Yield of 3.39 Percent. The Relative Volume value measured for BHP Billiton plc (BBL) is 1.84.

BHP has a 1-year high price of $ 40.91 and 1-year low price of $24.99. With the last stock price close down -2.77% from the two hundred day average, compared with the S&P 500 Index which has increased 0.03% over the date range. Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC increased its position in BHP Billiton plc by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 1.86% which for the week approaches 1.6%. Finally, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership bought a new position in BHP Billiton plc during the fourth quarter worth about $244,000. Jefferies Downgrades the company's stock to Hold on 10/21/14 by setting a price target of $53.

BHP Billiton plc (BBL) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 27.64%.

London based broker Liberum Capital said Thursday that spinning off the petroleum unit of BHP will leave it as a metal raw materials business, focused on iron ore and copper, and won't necessarily mean additional value accretion for shareholders. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

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