Digging Into The Data: BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)

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BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) closed its last session at $49.28. The stock traded within a range of $47.02 and $49.65. The company operates in the Basic Materials sector with a market capitalization of 131.18 Million. Trading volume for BHP Billiton Limited was 6.82 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has an average volume of 2.32 Million.

Company Profile

BHP Billiton is a leader in the global natural resources industry. The Group has high-value and industry-leading positions in aluminium,  metallurgical coal, thermal coal, copper, ferro-alloys, iron ore and titanium minerals and also has substantial interests in oil, gas, nickel, diamonds and silver.

Analyst Views

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) touched its 1-Year High price of $50.79 on 01/12/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $33.37 on 05/04/17.

EPS & Financials

For the current quarter, 0 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0/share and a low EPS of $0/share.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has a 20-Day average volume of 2.81 Million. According to today’s trading volume BHP Billiton Limited is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 5.4 Percent and Institutional ownership of 3.7 Percent. The return on assets stands at 5%, Return on Equity currently is 10.5% and the Return on Investment value is 8.7%.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) gross margin percentage stands at 0% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 30.7 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 15.4 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.09% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.35 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 19.6 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 7.15 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 30.7%. The return on invested capital is at 8.7%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 10.16.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 19.6%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 7.15% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.