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How has BHP Billiton plc:(NYSE:BBL) performed recently?

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BBL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 75384.35. It is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 28.19 and EPS of -2.3. At a stock price of 25.55 (0.16%) it has a dividend yield of 2.51%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -22.40%, more recently this last year it has grown by -74.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 138.16% and more long-term 5.30% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -170.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -3.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -53.70%.

For performance, BHP Billiton plc the past week has seen a gain of 2.53%. For the last month performance for BHP Billiton plc is 6.83%. While the last quarter is -7.27% and half year, 31.76%. Finally for the year, performance is -26.74%.

The 52-week high for BHP Billiton plc, is at -29.47%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 58.34%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.16% and 5.60% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.32%, and for the month it is 2.59%. BHP Billiton plc, has a target price of 28.09.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.58, and for total debt/equity BHP Billiton plc has 0.66. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is -17.70%, the profit margin is -22.60%. The current ratio is 1.6 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 3.20%. BHP Billiton plc has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2955.09. The shares float is 2658.75, with the float short at 0.09%, with short ratio coming to 0.82.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see BHP Billiton plc, get -5.90%, with its returns on investment at 5.20%. Return on equity is -11.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 28.09, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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