BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BBL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 86679.45. 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 29.7 (with a change from open of 2.95%), this in conjunction with a target price of 31.99. Volume today has so far reached 2523700, with an average volume of about 2494.27. The GAP for this stock, is 1.16%.
The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.23. The current EPS for BHP Billiton plc, 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 34.33%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for BHP Billiton plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 46.99% 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 0.20% and institutional ownership is 3.50%. Shares outstanding is 2918.5, while shares float is at a value of 2659.18. Float short for BHP Billiton plc is 0.04% and the short ratio is 0.46.
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 plc 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 2.8, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.46 and Price/cash is 8.4, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.
The simple moving averages are 11.71% and 25.74% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -17.00% and the 52 week low is 85.98%.
BHP Billiton plc has a dividend yield of 2.02%, with a current price of 29.7. 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 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 5.47%, with performance for the month coming to 7.83%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 22.99%, and for the half year the performance is 2.10%. Volatility for this week is 2.27% and for the month this is 2.34%.
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