BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.19

BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) transacted up 0.70% through out intraday market trading on early Monday, topping GBX 1357.50. the share had a trading volume of 6,789,500 Stocks. Capstone Asset Management Co.'s holdings in BHP Billiton PLC were worth $1,896,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The stock of BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, January 8 by Macquarie Research. Vicus Capital raised its stake in shares of BHP Billiton Limited by 110.5% in the first quarter. Callahan Advisors LLC raised its position in BHP Billiton Limited by 20.4% in the first quarter. They presently have a GBX 1,075 ($14.18) price target on the mining company's stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in BHP Billiton Limited by 26.0% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 684,305 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $21,311,000 after buying an additional 2,184 shares in the last quarter. Conning Inc. bought a new stake in shares of BHP Billiton Limited during the first quarter worth $317,000. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 676,737 shares of the mining company's stock worth $24,085,000 after buying an additional 11,601 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its position in BHP Billiton PLC by 82.7% in the first quarter. 1,757,926 shares of the company traded hands. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 4.39% of the company's stock.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) traded up 1.03% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $41.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $95.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.49 and a beta of 1.05. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $32.35 and a 200 day moving average price of $32.40. BHP Billiton PLC has a 1-year low of $25.18 and a 1-year high of $37.44.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This news story was reported by Transcript Daily and is the property of of Transcript Daily. If you are viewing this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright & trademark legislation. The original version of this story can be read at Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $44.88 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Deutsche Bank AG reduced their price objective on BHP Billiton from GBX 1,460 ($19.26) to GBX 1,450 ($19.13) and fixed a "hold" recommendation on the share in a study analysis published on early Thur, Apr 27th. Morgan Stanley set a GBX 1,510 ($19.92) price objective on BHP Billiton plc and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. The stock of BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) earned "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, December 1.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts have placed a $36.97 price target on BHP Billiton Limited, suggesting a -9.39% decline from recent close. The Company is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium.

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