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Morning Recap: BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP)

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 93.29 B. It is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 37.62, a forward P/E of 18.75 and EPS of 0.93. At a stock price of 35.06 (-1.30%) it has a dividend yield of 3.08%.

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 6.61% and more long-term 5.30% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -17.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -15.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -24.40%.

For performance, BHP Billiton Limited the past week has seen a gain of 0.52%. For the last month performance for BHP Billiton Limited is -1.79%. While the last quarter is -7.64% and half year, -11.40%. Finally for the year, performance is 33.77%.

The 52-week high for BHP Billiton Limited, is at -16.10%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 36.16%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.89% and -3.49% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.74%, and for the month it is 1.52%. BHP Billiton Limited, has a target price of 38.03.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.54, and for total debt/equity BHP Billiton Limited has 0.6. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 20.20%, the profit margin is 7.30%. The current ratio is 1.8 and the quick ratio is 1.5.

Insider ownership is at 5.40%, with instituitional ownership at 3.10%. BHP Billiton Limited has a payout ratio of 29.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2661. The shares float is 2657.92, with the float short at 0.64%, with short ratio coming to 6.06.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see BHP Billiton Limited, get 2.10%, with its returns on investment at -5.70%. Return on equity is 4.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 38.03, 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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