BHP Billiton plc Company Profile (LON:BLT)

About BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)

BHP Billiton plc logoBHP Billiton Plc is a global resources company. The Company is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. Its segments include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas. The Copper segment is engaged in mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium and gold. The Iron Ore segment is engaged in mining of iron ore. The Coal segment is engaged in mining of metallurgical coal and thermal (energy) coal. Its businesses include Minerals Australia, Minerals Americas, Petroleum and Marketing. It extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas from its production operations located primarily in Australia and the Americas. It manages product distribution through its global logistics chain, including freight and pipeline transportation. It sells its products through direct supply agreements with its customers and on global commodity exchanges.

Industry, Sector and Symbol: Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £75.33 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,323,621,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,388.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,284.47
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 1,103 - GBX 1,518.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.82
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £38.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.95
  • Book Value: GBX 10.76 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.32
  • Dividend Yield: 4.4%
  • EBITDA: £19.37 billion
  • Net Margins: 14.21%
  • Return on Equity: 9.41%
  • Return on Assets: 4.67%
  • Average Volume: 8.44 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)

What is BHP Billiton plc's stock symbol?

BHP Billiton plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "BLT."

How often does BHP Billiton plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BHP Billiton plc?

BHP Billiton plc announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 22nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be paid a dividend of GBX 0.43 per share on Tuesday, September 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This is a boost from BHP Billiton plc's previous dividend of $0.40. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View BHP Billiton plc's Dividend History.

Where is BHP Billiton plc's stock going? Where will BHP Billiton plc's stock price be in 2017?

21 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for BHP Billiton plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 800 to GBX 1,650. On average, they expect BHP Billiton plc's share price to reach GBX 1,324.05 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for BHP Billiton plc.

Who are some of BHP Billiton plc's key competitors?

Who are BHP Billiton plc's key executives?

BHP Billiton plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Andrew Mackenzie Ph.D., Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Peter Beaven, Chief Financial Officer
  • Arnoud Balhuizen, President - Marketing and Supply
  • Mike Henry, President - Operations, Minerals Australia
  • Daniel Malchuk, President Operations, Minerals Americas
  • Steve Pastor, President Operations - Petroleum
  • Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer
  • Geoff Healy, Chief External Affairs Officer
  • Laura Tyler, Chief of Staff, Head - Geoscience
  • Athalie Williams, Chief People Officer

How do I buy BHP Billiton plc stock?

Shares of BHP Billiton plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is BHP Billiton plc's stock price today?

One share of BHP Billiton plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 1,415.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BHP Billiton plc (LON BLT)
Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  696 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,322 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,018
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BHP Billiton plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Sell Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.90)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,324.05
Consensus Price Target History for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
Price Target History for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
Analysts' Ratings History for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/13/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 1,600 -> GBX 1,650View Rating Details
10/10/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 1,600View Rating Details
9/5/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetUnderweightGBX 1,190 -> GBX 1,235View Rating Details
8/31/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeUnderperformGBX 1,375 -> GBX 1,325View Rating Details
8/31/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 1,450 -> GBX 1,500View Rating Details
8/24/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,320View Rating Details
8/23/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeNeutralGBX 1,350 -> GBX 1,400View Rating Details
8/22/2017S&P GlobalSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,400View Rating Details
8/22/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellGBX 1,075View Rating Details
8/22/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweightGBX 1,050 -> GBX 1,410View Rating Details
8/22/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellGBX 800View Rating Details
7/20/2017Beaufort SecuritiesLower Price TargetHoldGBX 1,550 -> GBX 1,400View Rating Details
7/20/2017Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,350View Rating Details
7/19/2017Shore CapitalReiterated Ratingnot ratedView Rating Details
7/14/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 1,300View Rating Details
6/27/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,380View Rating Details
5/17/2017InvestecReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,480View Rating Details
3/2/2017BNP ParibasSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,380View Rating Details
2/10/2017Haitong BankBoost Price TargetSellGBX 1,050 -> GBX 1,110View Rating Details
1/25/2017S&P Global Inc.Set Price TargetSellGBX 1,300View Rating Details
12/7/2016ICAPReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,350View Rating Details
10/19/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,040View Rating Details
6/21/2016Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 790View Rating Details
3/17/2016NomuraDowngradeNeutralGBX 950 -> GBX 850View Rating Details
2/23/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket PerformGBX 700View Rating Details
2/5/2016Societe GeneraleSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 700View Rating Details
1/21/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHoldGBX 700View Rating Details
12/24/2015AlphaValueReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,178View Rating Details
11/25/2015SBG SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,200View Rating Details
11/25/2015Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 960View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/18/2015 forward)


Earnings History for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
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Earnings Estimates for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.35 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for BHP Billiton plc (LON BLT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/6/2016Frew,AnitaInsiderBuy4,500GBX 998£44,910
3/9/2016Brinded,MalcolmInsiderBuy28,000GBX 815£228,200
9/1/2015Brinded,MalcolmInsiderBuy20,000GBX 1,086£217,200
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
Latest Headlines for BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)
DateHeadline logoBHP Billiton Q1 Iron Ore Production Down 3%; Affirms FY Outlook - Nasdaq - October 17 at 10:28 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,650 - October 14 at 4:40 PM logoSmith & Nephew Surges to Record High on Reports of Elliott Stake - October 11 at 3:53 AM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - October 7 at 8:44 PM logoBuy Recommendation on BHP Billiton (BHP) Stock Remains in Place - October 6 at 1:40 PM logoBelt and Road Reality Bad News for BHP and Rio Tinto - October 5 at 3:30 PM logoBHP Says Belt and Road Initiative to Sustain China Steel Output - September 26 at 4:58 AM logoETFs with exposure to BHP Billiton Plc : September 25, 2017 - September 25 at 8:09 PM logoCompanies That Might Purchase BHP Billiton's U.S. Shale Assets - September 25 at 8:09 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank AG - September 25 at 6:04 AM logoFTSE 100 sags as North Korea-U.S. tensions flare up - September 22 at 11:01 AM logoBHP Billiton Plc :BLT-GB: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : September 21, 2017 - September 22 at 11:01 AM logoBHP Billiton Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:BLT) : September 18, 2017 - September 18 at 9:59 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Earns Outperform Rating from Macquarie - September 15 at 12:32 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - September 12 at 11:02 PM logoBHP Announces Final Pricing Of US Tender Offers Uner Bond Repurchase Plan - Nasdaq - September 11 at 5:18 PM logo[$$] CBA reshapes board as money laundering scandal bites - September 4 at 2:19 AM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Plans Dividend of $0.43 - September 2 at 11:32 AM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Downgraded by Royal Bank Of Canada - August 31 at 1:52 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Receives "Hold" Rating from HSBC Holdings plc - August 28 at 6:14 PM logoBHP Billiton plc’s full-year results make it a “buy” for me - August 22 at 5:14 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given a GBX 1,375 Price Target at UBS AG - August 22 at 10:48 AM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given a GBX 1,400 Price Target at S&P Global - August 22 at 9:08 AM logoMorgan Stanley Raises BHP Billiton plc (BLT) Price Target to GBX 1,410 - August 22 at 6:28 AM logoLondon Markets: FTSE 100 led higher by miners as Provident plunges almost 60% - August 22 at 5:07 AM logoBHP Billiton reports FY results - August 22 at 1:26 AM logoBHP to quit US shale business as annual profit surges - Reuters - August 22 at 1:05 AM logoBHP misses on profit, dividend; focuses on paying down debt - August 21 at 8:42 PM logoBHP Billiton plc's (BLT) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche Bank AG - August 20 at 6:28 AM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given Hold Rating at HSBC Holdings plc - August 18 at 8:12 AM logoLondon Markets: U.K. stocks on course for 3rd straight gain before June jobs data - August 16 at 4:40 AM logoBHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday - August 14 at 1:46 AM logoMosaic shares tumble on disappointing fertilizer guidance - Nasdaq - August 1 at 5:26 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - July 24 at 10:39 PM logo[$$] BHP Sees a Hungry Planet, Elliott Sees Another Shale Disaster - July 24 at 12:18 PM logoBHP Billiton plc's (BLT) "Sell" Rating Reiterated at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) - July 24 at 11:46 AM logoBHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given Outperform Rating at Macquarie - July 23 at 1:19 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,180 at J P Morgan Chase & Co - July 23 at 12:34 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) Downgraded to "Neutral" at Citigroup Inc. - July 23 at 10:49 AM logo4 Top Miners Perched In Bases Ahead Of Quarterly Reports - July 21 at 4:59 PM logoCan Iron Ore Miners’ Supply Discipline Lead to a Price Upside? - July 21 at 4:59 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) Receives Buy Rating from Deutsche Bank AG - July 20 at 11:26 PM logoBeaufort Securities Trims BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) Target Price to GBX 1,400 - July 20 at 12:52 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) Given a GBX 1,350 Price Target at Independent Research GmbH - July 20 at 6:44 AM logoWhy BHP Billiton plc is one of my top buys for a FTSE 100 starter portfolio - July 19 at 5:46 PM logoPeru miners start nationwide strike, gov't sees little impact - Nasdaq - July 19 at 5:46 PM logoBHP Billiton plc's (LON:BLT) "not rated" Rating Reiterated at Shore Capital - July 19 at 5:01 PM logoMiner Vale says Brazilian judge suspended lawsuit against companies for Samarco accident - Nasdaq - July 18 at 11:06 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays PLC - July 16 at 8:42 AM logoBHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) Downgraded to "Hold" at HSBC Holdings plc - July 16 at 8:01 AM


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BHP Billiton plc (BLT) Chart for Wednesday, October, 18, 2017

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