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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 1.80% today. In the last week its performance is -1.40%, and 22.88% for the past quarter. Currently, BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has a target price of 32.22, so today’s gain of 1.80% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 3.34%.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP), has a market cap of 87011.38, and is based in Australia. Insider ownership is at 5.40%, and institutional ownership is 3.20%.

At the current price of 34.49, it has a dividend yield of 1.74%, and its target price is 32.22. This is with a profit margin of -20.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.67. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 28.74.

With a current EPS of -2.4, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 25.00%,BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -17.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 5.30%.

Performance for the year is -0.02%. Since its IPO date on 5/29/1987, the total performance to date is 36.74%.

Volume today for BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP), is 5030000, while its average volume is 3468.2. Whilst the total gain today was 1.80%, it did have a day high of -4.62%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.96%, and 2.05% for the month. The 52-week low for BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has been 90.81%, while the 52-week-high has reached -4.62%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is -5.70%, and its return on assets is -5.00%. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has an operating margin of -20.20%. With a sales growth of -73.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that BHP Billiton Limited, BHP is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.59, and has a current ratio of 1.4 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 2.81, along with a P/B of 1.69. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 8.33.

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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