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BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 87134.36. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for BHP Billiton Limited is 34.1 (with a change from open of 3.49%), this in conjunction with a target price of 30.58. Volume today has so far reached 4190800, with an average volume of about 3849.17. The GAP for this stock, is 1.01%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.82. The current EPS for BHP Billiton Limited, is -2.4, 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 35.19%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for BHP Billiton Limited, EPS is looking like it will grow 54.73% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.30%. Quarter over quarter is -105.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -73.20%. 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 5.40% and institutional ownership is 3.30%. Shares outstanding is 2555.26, while shares float is at a value of 2555.26. Float short for BHP Billiton Limited is 0.67% and the short ratio is 4.42.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.59, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.67. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is -20.20%. The profit margin is -20.70%.

BHP Billiton Limited has seen returns on assets of -5.00%, and on investment, -5.70%. Return on equity is -10.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.82, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.67 and Price/cash is 8.35, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 11.26% and 26.53% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.60% and the 52 week low is 88.65%.

BHP Billiton Limited has a dividend yield of 1.76%, with a current price of 34.1. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. 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 Limited is based in Australia.

Performance in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry means that BHP Billiton Limited has seen performance for the past week of 5.97%, with performance for the month coming to 6.82%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 23.94%, and for the half year the performance is 13.32%. Volatility for this week is 2.37% and for the month this is 2.41%.

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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