BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) traded down 0% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as GBX 1,418.50 ($18.66) and last traded at GBX 1,387.50 ($18.25). 7,099,910 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 6% from the average session volume of 7,590,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,387.50 ($18.25).
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Societe Generale increased their price objective on BHP Billiton plc from GBX 700 ($9.21) to GBX 1,404 ($18.47) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “underweight” rating and set a GBX 1,235 ($16.24) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a report on Friday, October 27th. Macquarie reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 1,600 ($21.04) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Credit Suisse Group AG increased their price objective on BHP Billiton plc from GBX 1,380 ($18.15) to GBX 1,430 ($18.81) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Barclays PLC increased their price objective on BHP Billiton plc from GBX 1,300 ($17.10) to GBX 1,375 ($18.08) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. BHP Billiton plc currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,358.14 ($17.86).
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BHP Billiton plc Company Profile
BHP 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.
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