BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BBL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 96.85 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for BHP Billiton plc is 34.19 (with a change from open of -0.18%), this in conjunction with a target price of 36.67. Volume today has so far reached 262863, with an average volume of about 1581.98. The GAP for this stock, is 2.06%.
The P/E ratio is 36.01, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.64. The current EPS for BHP Billiton plc, is 0.93, 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 6.68%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for BHP Billiton plc, EPS is looking like it will grow -5.06% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.30%. Quarter over quarter is -17.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -24.40%. 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 0.20% and institutional ownership is 4.30%. Shares outstanding is 2885.99, while shares float is at a value of 2659.18. Float short for BHP Billiton plc is 0.04% and the short ratio is 0.68.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.54, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.6. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 20.20%. The profit margin is 7.30%.
BHP Billiton plc has seen returns on assets of 2.10%, and on investment, -5.70%. Return on equity is 4.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 6.79. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.85, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.58 and Price/cash is 6.87, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 18.
The simple moving averages are 10.79% and 6.69% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.68% and the 52 week low is 42.70%.
BHP Billiton plc has a dividend yield of 3.22%, with a current price of 34.19. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 116.90%. 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 plc is based in United Kingdom.
Performance in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry means that BHP Billiton plc has seen performance for the past week of 4.58%, with performance for the month coming to 9.39%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 5.20%, and for the half year the performance is 25.83%. Volatility for this week is 1.71% and for the month this is 1.77%.
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