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

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE: BBL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/25/2003. BHP Billiton plc is in the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for BHP Billiton plc, is 3391, and so far today it has a volume of 1817400. Performance year to date since the 6/25/2003 is 15.85%.

To help you determine whether BHP Billiton plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 38.92. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BHP Billiton plc has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.06 and the P/B ratio is 1.23. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.88 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price BHP Billiton plc is trading at, 25.88 (1.89% today), BHP Billiton plc has a dividend yield of 2.47%, 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 90.00% 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 2825.04, and the number of shares float is 2658.75. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 3.20%. The float short is 0.09%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.71. Management has seen a return on assets of -5.90%, and also a return on investment of 5.20%.

The ability for BHP Billiton plc, 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 plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at -17.70%, and BHP Billiton plc has a profit margin of -22.60%.

The 52 week high is -30.79%, with 60.38% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.23% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.99%.

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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