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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) which is in the industry Industrial Metals & Minerals, gaining -1.84% today. In the last week its performance is 4.37%, and 18.08% for the past quarter. Currently, BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has a target price of 28.34, so today’s gain of -1.84% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.73%.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP), has a market cap of 83954.55, and is based in Australia. Insider ownership is at 5.40%, and institutional ownership is 3.30%.

At the current price of 30.97, it has a dividend yield of 4.94%, and its target price is 28.34. This is with a profit margin of -22.60%, and total debt/equity of 0.66. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 37.56.

With a current EPS of -2.3, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 158.46%,BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -22.40%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 5.30%.

Performance for the year is -13.23%. Since its IPO date on 5/29/1987, the total performance to date is 23.97%.

Volume today for BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP), is 2734524, while its average volume is 4745.12. Whilst the total gain today was -1.84%, it did have a day high of -2.58%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.13%, and 2.36% for the month. The 52-week low for BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has been 69.81%, while the 52-week-high has reached -17.72%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 5.20%, and its return on assets is -5.90%. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has an operating margin of -17.70%. With a sales growth of -53.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that BHP Billiton Limited, BHP is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.58, and has a current ratio of 1.6 and 1.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of BHP Billiton Limited? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 2.37, along with a P/B of 1.51. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.85.

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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