About BHP Billiton (LON:BLT)
BHP Billiton Plc, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. It operates through four segments: Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal. The company explores for copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical coal, thermal energy coal, and oil and gas properties. It also engages in the mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; the provision of freight, finance, and administrative services, as well as trading, marketing, and support services; and potash development activities. The company was formerly known as Billiton Plc. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. BHP Billiton Plc is a subsidiary of BHP Billiton Group.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Industrial Metals & Minerals
Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Price / SalesN/A
Price / CashN/A
Price / BookN/A
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Return on Equity13.42%
Return on Assets7.65%
BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) Frequently Asked Questions
What is BHP Billiton's stock symbol?
BHP Billiton trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "BLT."
How often does BHP Billiton pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BHP Billiton?
BHP Billiton announced a dividend on Tuesday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of GBX 0.55 per share on Tuesday, March 27th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.6%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. This is a positive change from BHP Billiton's previous dividend of $0.43. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View BHP Billiton's Dividend History.
What price target have analysts set for BLT?
19 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for BHP Billiton's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 800 to GBX 1,810. On average, they expect BHP Billiton's stock price to reach GBX 1,478.37 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for BHP Billiton.
Who are some of BHP Billiton's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to BHP Billiton include BHP Billiton (BHP), Rio Tinto (RIO), Rio Tinto (RIO), Glencore (GLEN), TransCanada (TRP), Anglo American (AAL), Rio Tinto (RTNTF), Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), First Quantum Minerals (FM), Fortescue Metals Group (FSUMF), Antofagasta (ANTO), Boliden (BDNNF), Fresnillo (FRES), Bombardier Recreational Products (DOO) and Iluka Resources (ILU).
Who are BHP Billiton's key executives?
BHP Billiton's management team includes the folowing people:
- Dr. Andrew Mackenzie BSc (Geology), Ph.D.(Chemistry), CEO & Exec. Director (Age 61)
- Mr. Peter Beaven BAcc, CA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 51)
- Ms. Athalie Williams BA (Hons), FAHRI, Chief People Officer (Age 48)
- Mr. Geoff Healy BEc, LLB, Chief External Affairs Officer (Age 52)
- Mr. Mike P. Henry BSc (Chem), Pres of Operations - Minerals Australia (Age 52)
Has BHP Billiton been receiving favorable news coverage?
News headlines about BLT stock have been trending positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BHP Billiton earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the mining company an impact score of 46.64 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.
How do I buy shares of BHP Billiton?
Shares of BLT 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's stock price today?
One share of BLT stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 1,536.20.
How big of a company is BHP Billiton?
BHP Billiton has a market capitalization of £83.08 billion.
How can I contact BHP Billiton?
BHP Billiton's mailing address is 8Th Floor - Neathouse Place, LONDON, SW1V 1BH, United Kingdom. The mining company can be reached via phone at +44-20-78024054.
MarketBeat Community Rating for BHP Billiton (BLT)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BHP Billiton and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BLT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BLT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
19 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for BHP Billiton in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is GBX 1,478.37The high price target for BLT is GBX 1,810 and the low price target for BLT is GBX 800. There are currently 1 sell rating, 11 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Hold."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.32||2.11||2.11||1.95|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating(s)|
11 Hold Rating(s)
7 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
12 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|4 Sell Rating(s)|
9 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|6 Sell Rating(s)|
9 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||GBX 1,478.37||GBX 1,468.83||GBX 1,407.84||GBX 1,347.25|
BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) Consensus Price Target History
BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/27/2016 forward)
|4/18/2018||HSBC||Boost Price Target||Hold||GBX 1,480 -> GBX 1,610|
|4/11/2018||Deutsche Bank||Upgrade||Buy||GBX 1,700|
|4/9/2018||JPMorgan Chase||Lower Price Target||Neutral||GBX 1,650 -> GBX 1,640|
|4/9/2018||Liberum Capital||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 800|
|4/4/2018||Royal Bank of Canada||Upgrade||Sector Performer|
|3/28/2018||Morgan Stanley||Reiterated Rating||Overweight|
|3/20/2018||BNP Paribas||Upgrade||Neutral||GBX 1,505|
|2/27/2018||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||GBX 1,430|
|2/20/2018||Macquarie||Reiterated Rating||Outperform||GBX 1,810|
|1/8/2018||Barclays||Boost Price Target||Equal weight||GBX 1,480 -> GBX 1,650|
|12/4/2017||Jefferies Group||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 1,500|
|11/9/2017||Societe Generale||Boost Price Target||Hold||GBX 700 -> GBX 1,404|
|8/22/2017||UBS||Set Price Target||Buy||GBX 1,375|
|8/22/2017||S&P Global||Set Price Target||Neutral||GBX 1,400|
|7/20/2017||Beaufort Securities||Lower Price Target||Hold||GBX 1,550 -> GBX 1,400|
|7/20/2017||Independent Research||Set Price Target||Neutral||GBX 1,350|
|7/19/2017||Shore Capital||Reiterated Rating||not rated|
|2/10/2017||Haitong Bank||Boost Price Target||Sell||GBX 1,050 -> GBX 1,110|
|1/25/2017||S&P Global||Set Price Target||Sell||GBX 1,300|
|12/7/2016||ICAP||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||GBX 1,350|
|10/19/2016||Canaccord Genuity||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 1,040|
|6/21/2016||Sanford C. Bernstein||Set Price Target||Neutral||GBX 790|
BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
BHP Billiton (LON BLT) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
BHP Billiton (LON BLT) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
BHP Billiton (LON BLT) News Headlines
|BHP Billiton Ltd. (BLT) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 7:30 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Upgraded to "Buy" by Goldman Sachs|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 7:08 AM
|UBS Analysts Give BHP Billiton (BLT) a GBX 1,400 Price Target|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 10:20 PM
|JPMorgan Chase Reiterates Underweight Rating for BHP Billiton (BLT)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 5:18 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Given "Neutral" Rating at Credit Suisse Group|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 4:48 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Stock Rating Upgraded by Citigroup|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 6:39 AM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Given a GBX 1,375 Price Target by UBS Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 8:00 PM
|BHP Billiton Upgraded by Analysts|
www.morningstar.co.uk - April 19 at 8:23 AM
|HSBC Boosts BHP Billiton (BLT) Price Target to GBX 1,610|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 8:25 AM
|S&P Global Analysts Give BHP Billiton (BLT) a GBX 1,400 Price Target|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 12:21 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 8:41 AM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Earns Sell Rating from Liberum Capital|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 12:40 AM
|Goldman Sachs Upgrades BHP Billiton (BHP) to Buy|
www.streetinsider.com - April 16 at 8:23 AM
|Royal Bank of Canada Lowers BHP Billiton (BLT) Price Target to GBX 1,375|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 8:23 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Upgraded to Buy at Deutsche Bank|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 8:58 AM
|Deutsche Bank Reiterates "Buy" Rating for BHP Billiton (BLT)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 6:07 PM
|Liberum Capital Reiterates "Sell" Rating for BHP Billiton (BLT)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 12:33 AM
|BHP Billiton's (BLT) Sell Rating Reaffirmed at Goldman Sachs|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 11:26 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Downgraded by Citigroup to Neutral|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 10:19 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,450|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 9:46 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,190|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 9:12 PM
|BHP Billiton's (BLT) "Outperform" Rating Reiterated at Macquarie|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 8:36 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) PT Raised to GBX 1,500 at Jefferies Group|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 5:18 PM
|JPMorgan Chase Increases BHP Billiton (BLT) Price Target to GBX 1,235|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 2:26 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) PT Lowered to GBX 1,640|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 11:02 AM
|Macquarie Reaffirms Outperform Rating for BHP Billiton (BLT)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 8 at 6:28 PM
|BHP Billiton's (BLT) "Outperform" Rating Reaffirmed at Macquarie|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 7:17 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:35 AM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Earns "Hold" Rating from Deutsche Bank|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 9:04 AM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,375 at Barclays|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 10:46 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Upgraded to Buy at Citigroup|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 10:57 AM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) PT Raised to GBX 1,430|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 11:26 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Earns Outperform Rating from Macquarie|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 10:54 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Lifted to Sector Performer at Royal Bank of Canada|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 10:28 AM
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www.ft.com - April 4 at 8:30 AM
|Oil giants stay in their own backyards in U.S. auction|
finance.yahoo.com - April 4 at 8:30 AM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Price Target Raised to GBX 1,404 at Societe Generale|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 8:50 PM
|BHP Billiton Ltd. (BLT) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 5:08 PM
|Barclays Raises BHP Billiton (BLT) Price Target to GBX 1,650|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 2:20 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Given Overweight Rating at Morgan Stanley|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 9:33 AM
|Liberum Capital Reaffirms Sell Rating for BHP Billiton (BLT)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 25 at 11:00 AM
|BHP Billiton's (BLT) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Credit Suisse Group|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 11:12 PM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Upgraded by BNP Paribas to "Neutral"|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 12:54 PM
|European stocks end higher as weak German sentiment reading ... - MarketWatch|
www.marketwatch.com - March 21 at 9:04 AM
|BHP Billiton (BLT) Upgraded at Goldman Sachs|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 17 at 9:24 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - March 14 at 6:57 PM
|Shell, Blackstone working on $10 billion joint bid for BHP's U.S. shale assets: Sky News|
www.msn.com - March 10 at 6:17 PM
|BHP Billiton's (BLT) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Investec|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 10 at 4:20 PM
|BHP Billiton plc (BLT) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 6 at 7:52 PM
|Miners, energy stocks help FTSE up from 14-month low|
finance.yahoo.com - March 5 at 8:29 AM
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