NYSE:BHP - BHP Billiton Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $44.90 +0.32 (+0.72 %) (As of 12/10/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$44.58Today's Range$44.28 - $45.3452-Week Range$41.42 - $52.62Volume6.52 million shsAverage Volume2.57 million shsMarket Capitalization$71.60 billionP/E Ratio13.25Dividend Yield5.62%Beta1.12 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendFinancialsInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email BHP Billiton Limited 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 ore, as well as metallurgical and energy coal, and oil and gas properties. It is also involved in mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; the provision of freight, finance, administrative, trading, marketing, and other support services; and potash development activities. The company was formerly known as BHP Limited and changed its name to BHP Billiton Limited in July 2001. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. BHP Billiton Limited is a subsidiary of BHP Billiton Group Limited. Receive BHP News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BHP and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Metal mining Sub-IndustryN/A SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:BHP Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.bhp.com Phone011611300554757 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.40 Current Ratio2.51 Quick Ratio2.24 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.25 Forward P/E Ratio12.14 P/E Growth2.28 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$43.64 billion Price / Sales1.65 Cash Flow$9.9778 per share Price / Cash Flow4.50 Book Value$37.78 per share Price / Book1.19 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/A Miscellaneous Employees27,161 Outstanding Shares1,606,000,000Market Cap$71.60 billion OptionableOptionable BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) Frequently Asked Questions What is BHP Billiton's stock symbol? BHP Billiton trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BHP." 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. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 7th will be paid a dividend of $1.26 per share on Tuesday, September 25th. This represents a yield of 5.32%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 6th. This is an increase from BHP Billiton's previous semiannual dividend of $0.80. View BHP Billiton's Dividend History. What price target have analysts set for BHP? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for BHP Billiton's stock. Their predictions range from $44.21 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate BHP Billiton's share price to reach $47.0025 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for BHP Billiton. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BHP Billiton? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BHP Billiton in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for BHP Billiton. Has BHP Billiton been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about BHP stock have been trending very positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BHP Billiton earned a coverage optimism score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the mining company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of BHP Billiton's key competitors? Some companies that are related to BHP Billiton include Vale (VALE), Rio Tinto (RIO), GMK Noril'skiy nikel' PAO (GDR) (NILSY), Southern Copper (SCCO), Anglo American (NGLOY), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), SOUTH32 Ltd/S (SOUHY), FORTESCUE METAL/S (FSUGY), First Quantum Minerals (FQVLF), Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (BVN), Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ), Lundin Mining (LUNMF), VEDA RESO/PAR VTG FPD 0.1 (VDNRF), EXXARO RESOURCE/S (EXXAY) and Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF). 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 for Minerals Australia (Age 52)Mr. Daniel Malchuk BE, MBA, Pres of Operations for Minerals Americas (Age 52)Mr. Steve Pastor MBA, Pres of Operations for 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 Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.40%), FMR LLC (0.13%), Earnest Partners LLC (0.10%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.09%), Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. (0.07%) and Morgan Stanley (0.07%). Which major investors are selling BHP Billiton stock? BHP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Segantii Capital Management Ltd, CQS Cayman LP, Aviance Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Pacific Heights Asset Management LLC, CIBC World Markets Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Eaton Vance Management. Which major investors are buying BHP Billiton stock? BHP stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd, NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd, Radin Capital Partners Inc., Luminus Management LLC and Tocqueville Asset Management L.P.. How do I buy shares of BHP Billiton? Shares of BHP 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 BHP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.90. How big of a company is BHP Billiton? BHP Billiton has a market capitalization of $71.60 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 16/171 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE C3, 3001. The mining company can be reached via phone at 011611300554757 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for BHP Billiton (NYSE BHP)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 553 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 619 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,172MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BHP Billiton and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BHP will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BHP will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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