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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 77727.81. It is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 34.77 and EPS of -2.3. At a stock price of 29.5 (0.99%) it has a dividend yield of 5.34%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -22.40%, more recently this last year it has grown by -74.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 158.46% and more long-term 5.30% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -170.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -3.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -53.70%.

For performance, BHP Billiton Limited the past week has seen a gain of -0.85%. For the last month performance for BHP Billiton Limited is 2.06%. While the last quarter is -1.22% and half year, 45.43%. Finally for the year, performance is -17.81%.

The 52-week high for BHP Billiton Limited, is at -22.68%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 61.75%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.93% and 9.74% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.35%, and for the month it is 2.67%. BHP Billiton Limited, has a target price of 28.34.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.58, and for total debt/equity BHP Billiton Limited has 0.66. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is -17.70%, the profit margin is -22.60%. The current ratio is 1.6 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 5.40%, with instituitional ownership at 3.30%. BHP Billiton Limited has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2661. The shares float is 2660.53, with the float short at 0.60%, with short ratio coming to 3.27.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see BHP Billiton Limited, get -5.90%, with its returns on investment at 5.20%. Return on equity is -11.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 28.34, 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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