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How has BHP Billiton plc performed recently?

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BBL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 89697.1. It is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 32.84, a forward P/E of 12.95 and EPS of 0.93. At a stock price of 30.61 (-0.71%) it has a dividend yield of 3.53%.

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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 4.10% and more long-term 5.30% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -17.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -15.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -24.40%.

For performance, BHP Billiton plc the past week has seen a gain of -8.13%. For the last month performance for BHP Billiton plc is -7.55%. While the last quarter is -12.19% and half year, 6.90%. Finally for the year, performance is 13.30%.

The 52-week high for BHP Billiton plc, is at -16.20%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 41.72%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.35% and 1.72% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.96%, and for the month it is 1.97%. BHP Billiton plc, has a target price of 41.21.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.54, and for total debt/equity BHP Billiton plc has 0.6. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 20.20%, the profit margin is 7.30%. The current ratio is 1.8 and the quick ratio is 1.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 3.90%. BHP Billiton plc has a payout ratio of 29.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2930.32. The shares float is 2659.18, with the float short at 0.04%, with short ratio coming to 0.49.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see BHP Billiton plc, get 2.10%, with its returns on investment at -5.70%. Return on equity is 4.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 41.21, 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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