BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) Shares Bought by HighTower Advisors LLC

Andrew Cummings
October 18, 2017

Bhp Billiton Plc (BLT.L)'s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R presently is at -16.38. If you are viewing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA and global copyright legislation.

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BBL has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered BHP Billiton Limited from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded BHP Billiton PLC from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock now has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $40.00.

Digging deeping into the Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL) 's technical indicators, we note that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -23.69.

The most current P/E ratio is 19.32 and the market cap is 113.53B. The last close places the company's stock about $1.97 off its 52 week high of $44.62 and $9.28 above the 52 week low of $33.37. Using a bigger time frame to assess the moving average such as the 200-day, may help block out the noise and chaos that is often caused by daily price fluctuations.

Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL) now has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 136.74. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,837 shares of the mining company's stock worth $101,000 after purchasing an additional 572 shares during the last quarter. Polaris Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of BHP Billiton PLC by 15.2% in the 2nd quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC increased its holdings in shares of BHP Billiton PLC by 8.1% in the 2nd quarter. Even though market dips may have an impact on the entire portfolio, it is important to remember that it is just a normal part of investing in the stock market. The impulse might be to double down and buy even more shares of a name that has been over performing recently.

The firm also recently announced a None dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th were issued a $0.86 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday the 7th of September 2017.

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $43.59 on the shares of BHP Billiton Limited (BHP). This dividend amount was represent a yield of $4.08.

The resources giant said it produced 64 million tonnes of iron ore at its Western Australian operations in the three months to September 30, down four per cent from a year earlier, with its share dropping three per cent to 56 million tonnes.

The group also reported a 2% fall in coal volumes and an 8% decline in petroleum volumes which reflected the impact of Hurricane Harvey in the U.S., but copper volumes increased by 14%. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

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