NYSE:BBL - BHP Billiton Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$40.24 -1.22 (-2.94 %)
(As of 12/17/2018 01:54 AM ET)
Previous Close$40.24
Today's Range$40.1550 - $40.68
52-Week Range$37.48 - $47.92
Volume1.76 million shs
Average Volume1.88 million shs
Market Capitalization$42.49 billion
P/E Ratio11.98
Dividend Yield6.26%
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, energy coal, and oil and gas. 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Bituminous coal & lignite mining
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNYSE:BBL
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.40
Current Ratio2.51
Quick Ratio2.24


Trailing P/E Ratio11.98
Forward P/E Ratio11.15
P/E Growth2.11

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$43.64 billion
Price / Sales0.97
Cash Flow$15.0712 per share
Price / Cash Flow2.67
Book Value$57.45 per share
Price / Book0.70


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net IncomeN/A
Net MarginsN/A
Return on EquityN/A
Return on AssetsN/A


Outstanding Shares1,056,000,000
Market Cap$42.49 billion

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is BHP Billiton's stock symbol?

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

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

BHP Billiton declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, August 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 7th will be paid a dividend of $1.26 per share on Tuesday, September 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 6.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 6th. This is a positive change from BHP Billiton's previous semiannual dividend of $0.80. View BHP Billiton's Dividend History.

What price target have analysts set for BBL?

8 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for BHP Billiton's stock. Their predictions range from $38.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect BHP Billiton's stock price to reach $38.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for BHP Billiton.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BHP Billiton?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BHP Billiton in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for BHP Billiton.

Has BHP Billiton been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about BBL stock has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BHP Billiton earned a news sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the mining company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of BHP Billiton's key competitors?

Who are BHP Billiton's key executives?

BHP Billiton's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Andrew Mackenzie BSc (Geology), CEO & Exec. Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. Peter Beaven BAcc, CA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Mike P. Henry BSc (Chem), Pres of Operations - Minerals Australia (Age 52)
  • Mr. Daniel Malchuk BE, MBA, Pres of Operations - Minerals Americas (Age 52)
  • Mr. Steve Pastor MBA, Pres of Operations - Petroleum (Age 52)

Who are BHP Billiton's major shareholders?

BHP Billiton's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Polaris Capital Management LLC (0.44%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.43%), Mason Capital Management LLC (0.41%), Cambiar Investors LLC (0.33%), Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (0.16%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.13%).

Which institutional investors are selling BHP Billiton stock?

BBL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc., Sensato Investors LLC, Cambiar Investors LLC, BlackRock Inc., US Bancorp DE, Lombard Odier Asset Management USA Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd.

Which institutional investors are buying BHP Billiton stock?

BBL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Fisher Asset Management LLC, Polaris Capital Management LLC, Mason Capital Management LLC, Luminus Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Trexquant Investment LP.

How do I buy shares of BHP Billiton?

Shares of BBL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is BHP Billiton's stock price today?

One share of BBL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.24.

How big of a company is BHP Billiton?

BHP Billiton has a market capitalization of $42.49 billion and generates $43.64 billion in revenue each year. The mining company earns $3.71 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.36 on an earnings per share basis. BHP Billiton employs 27,161 workers across the globe.

What is BHP Billiton's official website?

The official website for BHP Billiton is http://www.bhp.com.

How can I contact BHP Billiton?

BHP Billiton's mailing address is 8TH FLOOR - NEATHOUSE PLACE, LONDON X0, SW1V 1BH. The mining company can be reached via phone at 44-20-7802-4000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for BHP Billiton (NYSE BBL)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  370 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  457 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  827
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BHP Billiton and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BBL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BBL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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