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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: BHP Billiton Limited, BHP

BHP Billiton Limited, BHP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Industrial Metals & Minerals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Australia, BHP Billiton Limited, BHP  has a market cap of 79510.68. Since its IPO date on the 5/29/1987, BHP Billiton Limited, BHP performance year to date is 17.41%. Today BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has gained 0.57%, with a current price of 30.05.

Ownership of the company is 5.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -5.90%, with return on investment at 5.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BHP Billiton Limited, BHP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.58. While Total debt/equity is 0.66. With a profit margin of -22.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of -17.70%. BHP Billiton Limited ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has seen a EPS growth of -74.70%. A performance for the year of -18.27%. The 52-week high is -21.24%, and the 52-week low is 64.77%. The average volume for BHP Billiton Limited, BHP is 1745962.

With a target price of 28.34, can BHP Billiton Limited, BHP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BHP Billiton Limited, BHP. BHP Billiton Limited has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 35.57. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. BHP Billiton Limited also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.24 and 1.43 respectively. For P/cash, BHP Billiton Limited has a value of 7.43, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 30.05, BHP Billiton Limited has a dividend yield of 5.22%. We see a return on equity of -11.50%.

Looking more long-term BHP Billiton Limited, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 158.46% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -74.70% for this year and for the last five years a -22.40% 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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