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BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) Reviewed By Analysts

22 April 2017, 01:13 | Jan Cross

Jefferies Group Brokers Raise Earnings Estimates for BHP Billiton plc (BBL)

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This would imply the analyst believes there is now a potential upside of 21.7% from the opening price of 1224 GBX. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of BHP Billiton Limited in a research note on Saturday, January 21st. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

BHP Billiton plc (BBL) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 2.1 Percent.

BHP Billiton PLC (LON:BLT) had its stock rating reiterated as "Equal weight" in a report released by analysts at Barclays Capital.

The share price of the company (NYSE:BHP) was up +1.55% during the last trading session, with a high of 36.03 and the volume of BHP Billiton Limited shares traded was 3612436. The stock gained a consensus recommendation of 2.1 on Zacks Investment Research where the scale runs from 1 to 5, 1 representing Strong buy and 5 showing Strong Sell. If you are reading this piece on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of U.S. and worldwide trademark & copyright law. If you are reading this report on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright laws. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://www.themarketsdaily.com/2017/04/21/bhp-billiton-limited-bhp-stock-rating-upgraded-by-hsbc-holdings-plc.html.

BHP Billiton Limited was upgraded to " by analysts at Investec. 1,169,785 shares of the company were exchanged. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI's holdings in BHP Billiton Limited were worth $5,664,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The stock's market cap is GBX 65.09 billion.

The stock's price switched up -1.68% 20-Days Simple Moving Average, dropped -3.75% from 50-Days Simple Moving Average and rose 3.18% from 200 Days Simple Moving Average.

11/28/2016 - BHP Billiton Limited had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs.

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A stock rating usually tells investors how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts think is a fair value for the stock, based on an independent evaluation of the company.

01/24/2017 - BHP Billiton Limited had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies.

08/30/2016 - BHP Billiton Limited was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Argus. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a "hold" rating on shares of BHP Billiton Limited in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd. Finally, LMR Partners LLP bought a new stake in shares of BHP Billiton Limited during the third quarter valued at approximately $16,672,000. Consequently, investors will be able to grasp the rudimentary determinant of asset distribution and all kinds of risk-return parameters for stocks together with the stock mutual funds.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 10th were issued a dividend of $0.80 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 8th.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) Industrial Metals & Minerals shows a Dividend Yield of 3.05% with a Payout Ratio of 29.50%.

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) is planning a US$204 million expansion of its coking-coal operations in eastern Australia to increase production of the steelmaking ingredient and reduce overall operating costs.

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