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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: BHP Billiton plc, BBL

BHP Billiton plc, BBL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Industrial Metals & Minerals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in United Kingdom, BHP Billiton plc, BBL  has a market cap of 75786.73. Since its IPO date on the 6/25/2003, BHP Billiton plc, BBL performance year to date is 15.85%. Today BHP Billiton plc, BBL has gained 1.10%, with a current price of 26.16.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -4.50%, with return on investment at 5.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BHP Billiton plc, BBL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.58. While Total debt/equity is 0.66. With a profit margin of -17.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 6.70%. BHP Billiton plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year BHP Billiton plc, BBL has seen a EPS growth of -74.70%. A performance for the year of -24.60%. The 52-week high is -27.77%, and the 52-week low is 62.14%. The average volume for BHP Billiton plc, BBL is 1790238.

With a target price of 28.09, can BHP Billiton plc, BBL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BHP Billiton plc, BBL. BHP Billiton plc has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 28.6. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. BHP Billiton plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.14 and 1.23 respectively. For P/cash, BHP Billiton plc has a value of 7.13, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 26.16, BHP Billiton plc has a dividend yield of 2.47%. We see a return on equity of -8.70%.

Looking more long-term BHP Billiton plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 138.16% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -74.70% for this year and for the last five years a -22.40% growth has been seen.

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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