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

Today’s top gainers include the company BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) which is in the industry Industrial Metals & Minerals, gaining 1.83% today. In the last week its performance is -3.00%, and 2.94% for the past quarter. Currently, BHP Billiton plc, BBL has a target price of 31.99, so today’s gain of 1.83% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 2.45%.

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL), has a market cap of 74912.21, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 3.50%.

At the current price of 26.64, it has a dividend yield of 2.25%, and its target price is 31.99. This is with a profit margin of -20.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.67. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 14.99.

With a current EPS of -2.4, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 55.88%,BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) 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 -16.00%. Since its IPO date on 6/25/2003, the total performance to date is 20.49%.

Volume today for BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL), is 1888600, while its average volume is 2598.95. Whilst the total gain today was 1.83%, it did have a day high of -6.82%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.19%, and 2.04% for the month. The 52-week low for BHP Billiton plc, BBL has been 66.82%, while the 52-week-high has reached -25.55%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is -5.70%, and its return on assets is -5.00%. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has an operating margin of -20.20%. With a sales growth of -73.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that BHP Billiton plc, BBL 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 plc? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 2.42, along with a P/B of 1.31. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.26.

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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