Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Bhp Billiton LSE:BLT London Ordinary Share GB0000566504 ORD $0.50
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +20.50p +1.57% 1,324.50p 1,324.00p 1,325.00p 1,334.50p 1,314.00p 1,318.00p 524,996.00 08:19:14
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mining 23,258.8 -5,461.8 -90.3 - 27,974.39

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
29/11/2016
08:49
Buy on any dips,as we have a long way still to go.
au24
25/11/2016
11:06
Spot price for Zinc now nearly $2,700 per ton. What could of been when it comes to ZOX, too small and under funded to with stand a short term drop in the Zinc price to $1,450 per ton. Dominic Frisby - Today we turn our attention to a metal which often passes without notice. It isn’t glamorous like gold or silver, nor is it rare like platinum or rhodium. It isn’t controversial like uranium, strategic like tungsten or cobalt, nor even widely talked about like iron or copper. But it has, quietly, had a stellar 2016. It’s currently up almost 60%. Today we’re talking zinc… Zinc is in short supply: Having started 2016 at just over 70c per pound, the zinc price currently stands at $1.17 a pound. All of the usual factors have been driving the price. Firstly, there’s a lack of supply. China is the world’s top producer, contributing some 37% of global supply last year. However, last year it shut down some 26 lead and zinc mines for environmental reasons. In addition, Australia’s Century mine and Ireland’s Lisheen mine, which between them produced about 5% of the global supply of zinc, have shut down due to depletion. Meanwhile, Glencore Xstrata’s Perseverance and Brunswick mines also recently closed. As the zinc supply has dwindled, so the price has risen – and there’s nothing like a rising price to bring in more buyers. After iron, aluminium and copper, zinc is the fourth most used metal in the world. (Although be aware that in some years this title falls to titanium). Annual zinc demand stands at 13.4 million tonnes. Per year, it is a $34bn market. To put that number in some kind of perspective, silver is about an $18bn market and platinum just $8bn. Copper meanwhile, is closer to $150bn. What is zinc used for? The main uses for zinc are as follows. Galvanising: this is the most important use for zinc, accounting for about 50% of annual demand. Iron and steel are coated in zinc to prevent rust. Galvanised steel is one of the strongest construction materials there is. It’s used to make the frames of large buildings, bridges, beams, piping, roofs, staircases – you name it. Batteries: the world’s first battery – invented by Alessandro Volta in 1799 – used zinc as an anode. Zinc is still used in all kinds of batteries, from cheap to expensive: zinc-air (such as in hearing aids); silver-zinc (used in the aerospace industry); zinc-bromine (for energy storage); and plain old alkaline batteries – such as the AAs I have in my computer’s mouse. Solder: zinc, lead and tin alloy is used to join electrical components and pipes. Nickel-silver: this is actually zinc, copper and nickel, and is used in keys, zips, silverware and musical instruments (brass requires zinc). Almost half of annual zinc demand comes from China, which is still building buildings and bridges, despite its economic slowdown. And if Donald Trump’s proposed infrastructure splurge comes to fruition, you can expect US zinc demand to grow considerably in the coming years. Zinc is a beneficiary of government infrastructure spending. How to buy zinc: The simplest way to invest in zinc is to buy one of the zinc exchange-traded funds (ETF Securities offers a London-listed one under the convenient ticker ZINC) or to buy it via a spread bet. All the usual risk warnings apply (particularly to the spread betting). Alternatively, you can go down the individual company route. BHP Billiton (LSE: BLT) is the world’s largest producer – although, of course, it produces many other commodities as well, so it is not a pure zinc play. I like BHP and, like zinc, it is in a strong uptrend. At 1,326p it has more than doubled from its lows of below 600p at the start of the year. A purer play might be Griffin Mining (LSE: GFM), which owns just under 90% of an operating zinc-gold mine about 300 miles north-west of Beijing. However, while I’m mentioning the company, that does not constitute a recommendation – if you’re keen on the theme, then it’s one to do your own further research on. Otherwise I’d stick with one of the bigger players. According to a report on Bloomberg, the Bloomberg Commodity Index posted its biggest three-day advance since June, with Goldman Sachs saying investors should bet on higher prices in the next year as manufacturing picks up around the world. “Faster growth should bolster demand for commodities, and help pave the way for higher corporate profits.” “You’re seeing some strength across the board. That’s a healthy sign and indicates to me that we’re in a bull market.”
loganair
17/11/2016
07:56
Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on BHP Billiton PLC BFN Deutsche Bank today reaffirms its hold investment rating on BHP Billiton PLC (LON:BLT) and raised its price target to 1350p (from 1260p). Broker Forecast - Macquarie issues a broker note on BHP Billiton PLC BFN Macquarie today reaffirms its outperform investment rating on BHP Billiton PLC (LON:BLT) and raised its price target to 1530p (from 1470p).
the_equaliser
16/11/2016
00:27
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/why-big-miners-still-too-070008894.html;_ylc=X1MDMTE5Nzc4NDE4NQRfZXgDMQRfeXJpZANlczZpcnI1YzJuOWx0BGcDZFhWcFpEeHVjejVsWVRBMFpEQTFNQzFrT1RrNExUTm1NRFV0WVRFd1ppMW1NVGhqTUdOalptUTRZVEU4Wm1sbGJHUStZbXgwTG13PQRsYW5nA2VuLUdCBG9yaWdfbGFuZwNlbi1HQgRvcmlnX3JlZ2lvbgNHQgRwb3MDMQRyZWdpb24DR0IEc3ltYm9sA0JMVC5M
the_equaliser
16/11/2016
00:06
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/bhp-keep-iron-ore-running-231030410.html;_ylc=X1MDMTE5Nzc4NDE4NQRfZXgDMQRfeXJpZAMyOXFmOG1sYzJuOGNnBGcDZFhWcFpEeHVjejQzTkRjNE1UUXhNeTA1TmpCbUxUTXlaR1V0WWpCbU5DMWtORGczTTJSallqQmpNVFE4Wm1sbGJHUStZbXgwTG13PQRsYW5nA2VuLUdCBG9yaWdfbGFuZwNlbi1HQgRvcmlnX3JlZ2lvbgNHQgRwb3MDMARyZWdpb24DR0IEc3ltYm9sA0JMVC5M BHP to continue mining throug christmas
the_equaliser
14/11/2016
11:09
Trump and brexit shares for the ride upwards of the new spending era.
au24
11/11/2016
16:28
smart move . Unexpected fall today .
arja
10/11/2016
15:42
Took profits AM Back later.
au24
10/11/2016
11:45
Strength going to 14:00 then breaking nicely with positive news from commodities and government spend
the_equaliser
10/11/2016
10:54
+50p already Rather a trend here of late + + +
au24
10/11/2016
10:02
From USa / UK Infrastructure investment what the governments have said
the_equaliser
10/11/2016
09:17
Another great start to the day. AAL off the block equally fast.
au24
09/11/2016
18:19
Dow up 200 What will BLT go to No idea Whats the potential is a give away the high of BLT Watch the markets and sentiments Simple
the_equaliser
09/11/2016
17:07
Great close. The trend is your friend here,to £?
au24
09/11/2016
14:57
Did the market get trump wrong +50 point from - 381
the_equaliser
09/11/2016
14:04
Dow futures recovering from -381 208
the_equaliser
09/11/2016
11:08
Sit back and ride the wave
the_equaliser
09/11/2016
10:47
Naturally Trump is n oil and resources man.
loganair
09/11/2016
09:48
Regained £13 again.
au24
08/11/2016
20:47
£20 :¬)
au24
08/11/2016
19:43
Just remember where it was and where we can get to :)
the_equaliser
08/11/2016
15:24
Commodities are go. Great day again for share price
au24
07/11/2016
13:59
Dow futures 230+
the_equaliser
03/11/2016
09:17
Rising fast early doors compared to AAL
au24
02/11/2016
14:08
Put my hard earned cash in at 09.00 this morning at 12.001p. Very happy with that.
au24
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