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

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BBL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 87119.27. 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 29.4 (with a change from open of 1.20%), this in conjunction with a target price of 37.03. Volume today has so far reached 1766700, with an average volume of about 2398.31. The GAP for this stock, is -4.54%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.69. 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 37.64%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for BHP Billiton plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 20.50% 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 2862.94, while shares float is at a value of 2659.18. Float short for BHP Billiton plc is 0.07% and the short ratio is 0.8.

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 2.82, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.49 and Price/cash is 8.44, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 5.55% and 21.83% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -16.38% and the 52 week low is 84.10%.

BHP Billiton plc has a dividend yield of 1.97%, with a current price of 29.4. 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 -1.87%, with performance for the month coming to 18.59%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 14.65%, and for the half year the performance is -11.26%. Volatility for this week is 1.99% and for the month this is 2.11%.

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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