BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BBL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 76106.5. 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 26.97 (with a change from open of -0.11%), this in conjunction with a target price of 31.99. Volume today has so far reached 984631, with an average volume of about 2648.41. The GAP for this stock, is 3.21%.
The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.72. 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 18.32%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for BHP Billiton plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 55.88% 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 2909.27, while shares float is at a value of 2658.75. Float short for BHP Billiton plc is 0.04% and the short ratio is 0.44.
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 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 . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.46, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.28 and Price/cash is 7.38, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .
The simple moving averages are 2.53% and 15.09% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -24.63% and the 52 week low is 68.89%.
BHP Billiton plc has a dividend yield of 2.29%, with a current price of 26.97. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . 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 -2.93%, with performance for the month coming to -4.95%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 9.23%, and for the half year the performance is -22.54%. Volatility for this week is 2.96% and for the month this is 2.31%.
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