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Morning Trending Tickers: BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)

Today’s top gainers include the company BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) which is in the industry Industrial Metals & Minerals, gaining 1.36% today. In the last week its performance is 2.05%, and -10.54% for the past quarter. Currently, BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has a target price of 39.78, so today’s gain of 1.36% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.08%.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP), has a market cap of 95.53 B, and is based in Australia. Insider ownership is at 5.40%, and institutional ownership is 3.30%.

At the current price of 35.9, it has a dividend yield of 3.01%, and its target price is 39.78. This is with a profit margin of 7.30%, and total debt/equity of 0.6. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has a P/E of 38.52, as well as a forward P/E of 18.2.

With a current EPS of 0.93, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 6.19%,BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -17.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 5.30%.

Performance for the year is 35.32%. Since its IPO date on 5/29/1987, the total performance to date is 2.48%.

Volume today for BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP), is 2757800, while its average volume is 3131.56. Whilst the total gain today was 1.36%, it did have a day high of -6.85%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.35%, and 1.37% for the month. The 52-week low for BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has been 43.68%, while the 52-week-high has reached -12.25%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is -5.70%, and its return on assets is 2.10%. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has an operating margin of 20.20%. With a sales growth of -24.40% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that BHP Billiton Limited, BHP is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.54, and has a current ratio of 1.8 and 1.5 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of BHP Billiton Limited? Well its PEG is 7.27, and the P/S is 2.81, along with a P/B of 1.69. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.78.

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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