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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) which is in the industry Industrial Metals & Minerals, gaining 0.87% today. In the last week its performance is 6.15%, and 11.40% for the past quarter. Currently, BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has a target price of 30.58, so today’s gain of 0.87% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 3.17%.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP), has a market cap of 86376.06, and is based in Australia. Insider ownership is at 5.40%, and institutional ownership is 3.30%.

At the current price of 32.46, it has a dividend yield of 1.85%, and its target price is 30.58. This is with a profit margin of -20.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.67. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 23.9.

With a current EPS of -2.4, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 57.91%,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 3.11%. Since its IPO date on 5/29/1987, the total performance to date is 28.69%.

Volume today for BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP), is 4562000, while its average volume is 4086.3. Whilst the total gain today was 0.87%, it did have a day high of -2.58%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.19%, and 2.55% for the month. The 52-week low for BHP Billiton Limited, BHP has been 79.58%, while the 52-week-high has reached -12.99%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is -5.70%, and its return on assets is -5.00%. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has an operating margin of -20.20%. With a sales growth of -73.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that BHP Billiton Limited, BHP is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.59, and has a current ratio of 1.4 and 1.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of BHP Billiton Limited? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 2.79, along with a P/B of 1.59. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 8.27.

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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