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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL)?

The company in question is, BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) currently with a stock price of 28.28 (1.69% today). The market cap for BHP Billiton plc is 81926.03, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Industrial Metals & Minerals industry. The target price for BHP Billiton plc is 28.09. Currently BHP Billiton plc is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 28.52. Average volume for BHP Billiton plc is 2756.71 and so far today it is 1220866.

Performance in the last year for BHP Billiton plc has been -16.58%. For EPS growth, BHP Billiton plc has seen a growth of -74.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 158.62%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -22.40% over the last five years and could be 5.30% for the next five years. BHP Billiton plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -53.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -170.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 11.47%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 19.30%.

Since the IPO date for BHP Billiton plc on the 6/25/2003, BHP Billiton plc has seen performance year to date to be 24.48%. With BHP Billiton plc trading at 28.28, the dividend yield is 2.30%, and the EPS is -2.3.

So could BHP Billiton plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.31 and the P/B is at 1.33. The P/cash is 7.71, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

BHP Billiton plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.58, and total debt/equity at 0.66.

In terms of margins, BHP Billiton plc has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 6.70% and a profit margin of -17.20%.Payout ratio for BHP Billiton plc is *TBA. Return on assets come to -4.50% with return on investment coming to 5.20%.

Insider ownership for BHP Billiton plc, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 3.20%. Outstanding shares are at 2945.92. While shares float is 2658.75. The float short is currently 0.05%, and short ratio is 0.5.

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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