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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 27.87 (0.76% today). The market cap for BHP Billiton plc is 81502.19, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Industrial Metals & Minerals industry. The target price for BHP Billiton plc is 30.32. Currently BHP Billiton plc is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 15.57. Average volume for BHP Billiton plc is 2655.4 and so far today it is 1719200.

Performance in the last year for BHP Billiton plc has been -8.24%. For EPS growth, BHP Billiton plc has seen a growth of -287.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 60.54%. 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 -83.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -103.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 8.28%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 18.00%.

Since the IPO date for BHP Billiton plc on the 6/25/2003, BHP Billiton plc has seen performance year to date to be 24.75%. With BHP Billiton plc trading at 27.87, the dividend yield is 2.15%, and the EPS is -2.4.

So could BHP Billiton plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.64 and the P/B is at 1.37. The P/cash is 7.9, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

BHP Billiton plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.67.

In terms of margins, BHP Billiton plc has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of -20.20% and a profit margin of -20.70%.Payout ratio for BHP Billiton plc is *TBA. Return on assets come to -5.00% with return on investment coming to -5.70%.

Insider ownership for BHP Billiton plc, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 3.50%. Outstanding shares are at 2924.37. While shares float is 2658.75. The float short is currently 0.05%, and short ratio is 0.52.

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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