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Is BHP Billiton Limited(NYSE: BHP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/29/1987. BHP Billiton Limited is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for BHP Billiton Limited, is 5245.49, and so far today it has a volume of 4135100. Performance year to date since the 5/29/1987 is 17.29%.

To help you determine whether BHP Billiton Limited is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 35.54. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BHP Billiton Limited has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.24 and the P/B ratio is 1.42. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.42 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price BHP Billiton Limited is trading at, 29.85 (1.74% today), BHP Billiton Limited has a dividend yield of 5.23%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -2.3, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 154.55% after growing -74.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -170.10%, and -53.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2661, and the number of shares float is 2660.53. The senior management bring insider ownership to 5.40%, and institutional ownership is at 3.20%. The float short is 0.63%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.2. Management has seen a return on assets of -5.90%, and also a return on investment of 5.20%.

The ability for BHP Billiton Limited, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.58 and total debt/equity is 0.66. In terms of margins, BHP Billiton Limited has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at -17.70%, and BHP Billiton Limited has a profit margin of -22.60%.

The 52 week high is -23.63%, with 63.67% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.07% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.62%.

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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