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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)?

The company in question is, BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) currently with a stock price of 32.38 (1.47% today). The market cap for BHP Billiton Limited is 84912.51, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Industrial Metals & Minerals industry. The target price for BHP Billiton Limited is 28.34. Currently BHP Billiton Limited is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 35.98. Average volume for BHP Billiton Limited is 4653.2 and so far today it is 1918012.

Performance in the last year for BHP Billiton Limited has been -8.82%. For EPS growth, BHP Billiton Limited has seen a growth of -74.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 174.61%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -22.40% over the last five years and could be 5.30% for the next five years. BHP Billiton Limited has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -53.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -170.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 11.10%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 21.24%.

Since the IPO date for BHP Billiton Limited on the 5/29/1987, BHP Billiton Limited has seen performance year to date to be 25.38%. With BHP Billiton Limited trading at 32.38, the dividend yield is 4.89%, and the EPS is -2.3.

So could BHP Billiton Limited, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.39 and the P/B is at 1.52. The P/cash is 7.94, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

BHP Billiton Limited ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.58, and total debt/equity at 0.66.

In terms of margins, BHP Billiton Limited has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of -17.70% and a profit margin of -22.60%.Payout ratio for BHP Billiton Limited is *TBA. Return on assets come to -5.90% with return on investment coming to 5.20%.

Insider ownership for BHP Billiton Limited, is at 5.40% and institutional ownership comes to 3.10%. Outstanding shares are at 2661. While shares float is 2660.53. The float short is currently 0.59%, and short ratio is 3.4.

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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