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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 80646.77. It is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 15.62 and EPS of -2.4. At a stock price of 27.75 (-0.43%) it has a dividend yield of 2.16%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -17.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by -287.00%. The next year growth is going to be about 55.88% and more long-term 5.30% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -103.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -15.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -83.10%.

For performance, BHP Billiton plc the past week has seen a gain of 0.36%. For the last month performance for BHP Billiton plc is 8.78%. While the last quarter is 12.85% and half year, 40.04%. Finally for the year, performance is -15.04%.

The 52-week high for BHP Billiton plc, is at -23.25%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 71.97%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.44% and 17.51% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.38%, and for the month it is 2.10%. BHP Billiton plc, has a target price of 31.99.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.59, and for total debt/equity BHP Billiton plc has 0.67. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is -20.20%, the profit margin is -20.70%. The current ratio is 1.4 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 3.50%. BHP Billiton plc has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2906.19. The shares float is 2658.75, with the float short at 0.06%, with short ratio coming to 0.59.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see BHP Billiton plc, get -5.00%, with its returns on investment at -5.70%. Return on equity is -10.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 31.99, 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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