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BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 87730.85. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for BHP Billiton Limited is 33.95 (with a change from open of 1.07%), this in conjunction with a target price of 32.22. Volume today has so far reached 2033931, with an average volume of about 3486.8. The GAP for this stock, is -4.06%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 29.59. The current EPS for BHP Billiton Limited, is -2.4, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -287.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 38.80%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for BHP Billiton Limited, EPS is looking like it will grow 31.44% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.30%. Quarter over quarter is -105.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -73.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -17.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -15.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 5.40% and institutional ownership is 3.20%. Shares outstanding is 2505.88, while shares float is at a value of 2505.88. Float short for BHP Billiton Limited is 0.62% and the short ratio is 4.43.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.59, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.67. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is -20.20%. The profit margin is -20.70%.

BHP Billiton Limited has seen returns on assets of -5.00%, and on investment, -5.70%. Return on equity is -10.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.84, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.72 and Price/cash is 8.4, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 6.10% and 23.23% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.11% and the 52 week low is 87.82%.

BHP Billiton Limited has a dividend yield of 1.71%, with a current price of 33.95. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Industrial Metals & Minerals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. BHP Billiton Limited is based in Australia.

Performance in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry means that BHP Billiton Limited has seen performance for the past week of -0.82%, with performance for the month coming to 19.20%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 14.13%, and for the half year the performance is -1.18%. Volatility for this week is 1.84% and for the month this is 2.10%.

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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