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How has BHP Billiton Limited:(NYSE:BHP) performed recently?

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 89062.6. It is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 30.04 and EPS of -2.4. At a stock price of 35.3 (1.88%) it has a dividend yield of 1.70%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -17.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by -287.00%. The next year growth is going to be about 30.56% and more long-term 5.30% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -105.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -15.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -73.20%.

For performance, BHP Billiton Limited the past week has seen a gain of 3.52%. For the last month performance for BHP Billiton Limited is 11.71%. While the last quarter is 28.21% and half year, 48.90%. Finally for the year, performance is 5.26%.

The 52-week high for BHP Billiton Limited, is at -5.38%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 95.29%. The 20-day simple moving average is 12.89% and 29.64% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.97%, and for the month it is 2.31%. BHP Billiton Limited, has a target price of 31.67.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.59, and for total debt/equity BHP Billiton Limited has 0.67. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is -20.20%, the profit margin is -20.70%. The current ratio is 1.4 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 5.40%, with instituitional ownership at 3.20%. BHP Billiton Limited has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2523.02. The shares float is 2523.02, with the float short at 0.61%, with short ratio coming to 4.21.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see BHP Billiton Limited, get -5.00%, with its returns on investment at -5.70%. Return on equity is -10.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 31.67, reached soon?

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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