BHP Billiton PLC Company Profile (NYSE:BBL)

About BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)

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:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Integrated Mining
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:BBL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $99.95 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,661,810,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $36.85
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $33.39
  • 52 Week Range: $28.73 - $39.12
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.01
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.91
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $38.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.59
  • Book Value: $21.51 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.75
  • Annual Dividend: $1.66
  • Dividend Yield: 4.6%
  • EBITDA: $19.37 billion
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.47%
  • Current Ratio: 1.85%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.53%
  • Average Volume: 1.58 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.01
  • Short Ratio: 0.67

Frequently Asked Questions for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)

What is BHP Billiton PLC's stock symbol?

BHP Billiton PLC trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BBL."

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

BHP Billiton PLC declared a None dividend on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be given a dividend of $0.86 per share on Tuesday, September 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 7th. This is an increase from BHP Billiton PLC's previous None dividend of $0.28. 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?

4 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for BHP Billiton PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect BHP Billiton PLC's stock price to reach $38.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for BHP Billiton PLC.

Are investors shorting BHP Billiton PLC?

BHP Billiton PLC saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,705,116 shares, an increase of 47.5% from the September 15th total of 1,155,773 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,344,816 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days.

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 can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is BHP Billiton PLC's stock price today?

One share of BHP Billiton PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $37.55.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE BBL)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  267 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  357 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  624
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $38.00 (1.20% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)
Price Target History for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)
Analysts' Ratings History for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/5/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetHold$38.00N/AView Rating Details
5/29/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
1/6/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
11/10/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual WeightN/AView Rating Details
10/7/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingSector PerformN/AView Rating Details
9/7/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/26/2016InvestecReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/22/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/27/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
3/15/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
3/12/2016BNP ParibasReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
2/22/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/18/2015 forward)


Earnings History for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)
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Earnings Estimates for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.22 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.36 EPS


Current Dividend Information for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)
Most Recent Dividend:9/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.66
Dividend Yield:4.42%
Dividend Growth:-36.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:74.77% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
70.34% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)

Dividend History by Quarter for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE BBL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)
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Headline Trends for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)
Latest Headlines for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)
DateHeadline logoBHP Billiton PLC (BBL) Short Interest Up 47.5% in September - October 17 at 1:04 AM logoRio Tinto iron ore shipments climb on rail upgrade, on track for annual target - October 16 at 10:15 PM logoCleveland-Cliffs (CLF) in Focus: Stock Moves 10.7% Higher - October 16 at 5:14 PM logoFY2018 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton PLC Raised by Analyst (BBL) - October 16 at 7:56 AM logoBHP Billiton (BBL) Earnings Growth Penalizes Rating - (blog) - October 15 at 4:06 PM logo[$$] Elliott Advisors set to make an entrance at BHP meeting - October 15 at 4:06 PM logoBHP Billiton (BBL) Earnings Growth Penalizes Rating - - October 13 at 10:07 PM logoFY2019 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton PLC Lifted by Analyst (BBL) - October 13 at 3:26 PM logoBHP Billiton PLC (BBL) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - October 12 at 5:46 PM logoMitsui to build BHP desalination plant in Chile - October 12 at 5:14 PM logoBHP Billiton to progress on output resumption at Gulf platforms - October 9 at 5:16 PM logoElliott tours BHP investors in renewed push for radical shake-up - sources - October 9 at 5:16 PM logoBHP Billiton PLC (BBL) PT Set at $38.00 by Jefferies Group LLC - October 7 at 4:56 PM logoBHP Billiton (BBL) Buy Rating Remains in Place - - October 7 at 2:36 AM logoBHP Gearing Up to Start Drilling for Oil in Mexico's Deep Waters - October 2 at 4:18 PM logoBHP Billiton PLC (BBL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - October 1 at 7:56 AM logoValidea David Dreman Strategy Daily Upgrade Report -... - September 27 at 7:42 PM logoCorporate donations for Harvey, Irma disaster relief near $225 mln - September 22 at 8:23 PM logoETFs with exposure to BHP Billiton Plc : September 22, 2017 - September 22 at 11:20 AM logoPre-Market Most Active for Sep 21, 2017 : CCC, VEON, MTU, GSK, NOK, BCRX, NVDA, ERIC, VAC, IOVA, BBL, MU - Nasdaq - September 21 at 4:11 PM logoBHP Billiton Plc :BBL-US: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : September 21, 2017 - September 21 at 4:11 PM logo[$$] New chairman of BHP Billiton promises 'fresh' look at business - September 20 at 5:13 PM logoWhen Should You Buy BHP Billiton plc (LSE:BLT)? - September 20 at 5:13 PM logo[$$] BHP Billiton Top Executives Get No Pay Rise Despite Profit - September 19 at 9:26 PM logoWhich Iron Ore Miners Can Offer Valuation Upsides in 2017 and Beyond? - September 19 at 4:25 PM logo[$$] Mining company BHP Billiton makes progress on gender balance - September 17 at 9:08 PM logoAnalyzing Allegheny Technologies (ATI) & BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) - September 14 at 4:16 PM logoBHP Billiton Plc : BBL-US: Dividend Analysis : September 08th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 8, 2017 - September 8 at 9:52 PM logoCopper Zooms to 3-Year High: Will the Momentum Last? - September 7 at 4:29 PM logoWhere Will Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Be in 5 Years? - September 7 at 4:29 PM logoBHP Billiton plc (BBL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 07, 2017 - Nasdaq - September 7 at 2:22 AM logoBHP Billiton PLC (BBL) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - September 6 at 6:40 AM logoFY2018 Earnings Forecast for BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) Issued By Jefferies Group - September 4 at 7:50 AM logoBHP hires Barclays, Citi for U.S. shale gas divestment: sources - August 31 at 4:19 PM logoBHP Billiton to Exit $10 Billion Shale Business With Help From Barclays, Citi - August 31 at 4:19 PM logoFTSE 100 ends higher as miners get China boost - August 31 at 4:19 PM logoBHP Stock Higher, But Growth Stymied, Downgrade Says - August 31 at 4:19 PM logoEarly movers: BBY, MRK, FINL, AZN, PX, BHP, CTLT, HDS, MOV, JILL & more - August 29 at 4:46 PM logoIron Ore's Kings Are Spending Again - August 29 at 4:46 PM logoBHP Billiton’s Fiscal 2017 Earnings: What Do Analysts Think? - August 28 at 4:25 PM logo[$$] Chief executives are outsourcing their responsibilities to activists - August 25 at 5:58 PM logoWhat Could Drive BHP Billiton’s Copper Costs in Fiscal 2018? - August 25 at 5:58 PM logoTraders make a bullish call on this mining name - August 25 at 5:58 PM logoBHP Billiton stops Eagle Ford drilling, fracking due to Harvey - August 25 at 5:58 PM logoBHP Billiton PLC to Post FY2019 Earnings of $2.22 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (BBL) - August 25 at 3:08 PM logoBHP Billiton Is Looking to Sell Its US Shale Business - August 24 at 4:29 PM logoDoes BHP Billiton Expect to Sustain Iron Ore Price Momentum? - August 24 at 4:29 PM logoPowers Shocks Loom Over Australian Consumers - August 24 at 4:29 PM logoJefferies Group Comments on BHP Billiton PLC's FY2020 Earnings (BBL) - August 24 at 2:00 PM logoBHP Billiton PLC (BBL) Increases Dividend to $0.86 Per Share - August 24 at 1:13 PM



BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) Chart for Wednesday, October, 18, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/18/2017 by Staff

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