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

The company in question is, BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) currently with a stock price of 31.08 (1.54% today). The market cap for BHP Billiton plc is 91074.35, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Industrial Metals & Minerals industry. The target price for BHP Billiton plc is 41.21. Currently BHP Billiton plc is trading with a P/E of 33.35, and a forward P/E of 13.15. Average volume for BHP Billiton plc is 2065.11 and so far today it is 2270400.

Performance in the last year for BHP Billiton plc has been 10.50%. For EPS growth, BHP Billiton plc has seen a growth of -287.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.10%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -17.90% over the last five years and could be 5.30% for the next five years. BHP Billiton plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -24.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -17.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.68%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.18%.

Since the IPO date for BHP Billiton plc on the 6/25/2003, BHP Billiton plc has seen performance year to date to be 1.26%. With BHP Billiton plc trading at 31.08, the dividend yield is 3.47%, and the EPS is 0.93.

So could BHP Billiton plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 33.35. The PEG is 6.29, P/S is 2.68 and the P/B is at 1.46. The P/cash is 6.46, with P/free cash flow at 16.92.

BHP Billiton plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 1.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.54, and total debt/equity at 0.6.

In terms of margins, BHP Billiton plc has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 20.20% and a profit margin of 7.30%.Payout ratio for BHP Billiton plc is 29.90%. Return on assets come to 2.10% with return on investment coming to -5.70%.

Insider ownership for BHP Billiton plc, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 3.90%. Outstanding shares are at 2930.32. While shares float is 2659.18. The float short is currently 0.04%, and short ratio is 0.48.

Graphs: BHP Billiton plc NYSE: BBL | Friday April 21, 2017

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