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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 1.56% today. In the last week its performance is 6.72%, and 10.81% for the past quarter. Currently, BHP Billiton plc, BBL has a target price of 31.99, so today’s gain of 1.56% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 3.73%.

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL), has a market cap of 83205.12, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 3.50%.

At the current price of 28.6, it has a dividend yield of 2.10%, 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 16.09.

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 -6.57%. Since its IPO date on 6/25/2003, the total performance to date is 29.36%.

Volume today for BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL), is 2750000, while its average volume is 2578.41. Whilst the total gain today was 1.56%, it did have a day high of 0.03%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.14%, and 2.43% for the month. The 52-week low for BHP Billiton plc, BBL has been 79.09%, while the 52-week-high has reached -20.08%.

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 2.69, along with a P/B of 1.4. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 8.06.

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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