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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 -2.19% today. In the last week its performance is 4.73%, and 16.12% for the past quarter. Currently, BHP Billiton plc, BBL has a target price of 28.09, so today’s gain of -2.19% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.95%.

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL), has a market cap of 76050.51, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 3.10%.

At the current price of 26.84, it has a dividend yield of 2.33%, and its target price is 28.09. This is with a profit margin of -17.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.66. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 30.32.

With a current EPS of -2.3, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 138.16%,BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -22.40%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 5.30%.

Performance for the year is -20.91%. Since its IPO date on 6/25/2003, the total performance to date is 22.83%.

Volume today for BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL), is 1169882, while its average volume is 2840.62. Whilst the total gain today was -2.19%, it did have a day high of -2.89%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.95%, and 2.24% for the month. The 52-week low for BHP Billiton plc, BBL has been 66.33%, while the 52-week-high has reached -25.77%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 5.20%, and its return on assets is -4.50%. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has an operating margin of 6.70%. With a sales growth of -53.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that BHP Billiton plc, BBL is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.58, and has a current ratio of 1.6 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 2.14, along with a P/B of 1.31. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.16.

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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