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Morning Buzz: BHP Billiton plc, (BBL)

Friday February 24th 2017: BHP Billiton plc, BBL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Industrial Metals & Minerals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in United Kingdom, BHP Billiton plc, BBL  has a market cap of 96.71 B. Since its IPO date on the 6/25/2003, BHP Billiton plc, BBL performance year to date is 8.90%. Today BHP Billiton plc, BBL has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 34.26.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 4.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 116.90%. Return of assets are at 2.10%, with return on investment at -5.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BHP Billiton plc, BBL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.54. While Total debt/equity is 0.6. With a profit margin of 7.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 20.20%. BHP Billiton plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.8, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year BHP Billiton plc, BBL has seen a EPS growth of -287.00%. A performance for the year of 27.74%. The 52-week high is -8.49%, and the 52-week low is 42.99%. The average volume for BHP Billiton plc, BBL is 0.

With a target price of 36.67, can BHP Billiton plc, BBL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BHP Billiton plc, BBL. BHP Billiton plc has a P/E of 36.76 and a forward P/E of 19.38. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.94. BHP Billiton plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.84 and 1.61 respectively. For P/cash, BHP Billiton plc has a value of 6.86, while it is 17.97 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 34.26, BHP Billiton plc has a dividend yield of 3.15%. We see a return on equity of 4.30%.

Looking more long-term BHP Billiton plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -11.16% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -287.00% for this year and for the last five years a -17.90% growth has been seen.

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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