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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 26.73 (2.18% today). The market cap for BHP Billiton plc is 77764.79, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Industrial Metals & Minerals industry. The target price for BHP Billiton plc is 31.99. Currently BHP Billiton plc is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 15.04. Average volume for BHP Billiton plc is 2615.36 and so far today it is 1671200.

Performance in the last year for BHP Billiton plc has been -18.98%. For EPS growth, BHP Billiton plc has seen a growth of -287.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 55.88%. 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 -73.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -105.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.61%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.07%.

Since the IPO date for BHP Billiton plc on the 6/25/2003, BHP Billiton plc has seen performance year to date to be 20.90%. With BHP Billiton plc trading at 26.73, the dividend yield is 2.24%, 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 2.52 and the P/B is at 1.31. The P/cash is 7.54, 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 2909.27. While shares float is 2658.75. The float short is currently 0.04%, and short ratio is 0.44.

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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