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Morning Recap: BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BBL)

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BBL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 84.47 B. It is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 31.81, a forward P/E of 15.19 and EPS of 0.93. At a stock price of 29.87 (0.74%) it has a dividend yield of 3.64%.

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 0.51% 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 plc the past week has seen a gain of -3.80%. For the last month performance for BHP Billiton plc is -5.18%. While the last quarter is -9.33% and half year, -13.81%. Finally for the year, performance is 26.87%.

The 52-week high for BHP Billiton plc, is at -20.22%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 33.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.00% and -5.70% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.67%, and for the month it is 1.54%. BHP Billiton plc, has a target price of 38.42.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.54, and for total debt/equity BHP Billiton plc 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 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 4.30%. BHP Billiton plc has a payout ratio of 29.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2848.82. The shares float is 2659.18, with the float short at 0.04%, with short ratio coming to 0.67.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see BHP Billiton plc, 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 38.42, 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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