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
  -4.50p -0.32% 1,385.50p 1,385.50p 1,386.00p 1,404.50p 1,374.00p 1,398.50p 3,611,926 13:28:16
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mining 29,424.5 7,933.1 85.1 16.5 29,262.75

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13/10/2017
10:35
Turnover is high since last week or so mean higher than Rio. Someone is building position b4 Bhp announcement
action
10/10/2017
10:51
By James Mickleboro: In afternoon trade the BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) share price has edged higher to $26.64. This small gain has brought the mining giant’s year-to-date return to almost 7%. But according to one leading broker the BHP share price could still have a little further to run over the next 12 months. A research note out of Deutsche Bank this morning reveals that its analysts have retained their buy rating and increased the price target on its shares to $28.50. According to the note, the broker has increased its price target after making positive adjustments to its iron ore earnings forecasts. Should you invest? In my opinion, an investment in BHP comes largely down to whether petroleum and iron ore prices remain favourable. Combined these two commodities accounted for approximately 65% of company EBITDA in FY 2017. As I’m more bullish on oil prices now than I was last time I looked at BHP, I would agree with Deutsche that it could be a good time to pick up shares . Margins in iron, coal and copper were significantly higher over the last half-year. BHP Billiton has removed substantial cost from its operations, and is much more efficient than it was 5 years ago. Cost savings have continued, with some $2 billion in additional productivity gains. Capital expenditure has continued to moderate and, perhaps most surprising, margins have increased significantly. Five years ago or so BHP Billiton said it would "emerge stronger" on the other side of the commodities downturn. That was not an idle promise. BHP has emerged and it is much stronger, with both a lower cost structure and less debt. Basically, BHP has reduced capital expenditure to where it just offsets declines in production. Next year capex is expected to increase to $6.9 billion, but even then, the cash flow situation will be just fine. Over the last twelve months, BHP generated $16.8 billion in operating cash flow, spent $4.6 billion in GAAP-recognized capex, leaving $12.2 billion in free cash flow. The next twelve months' dividend, if the dividend per share remains the same, will be $5.3 billion. That leaves a lot of excess cash flow, which I suspect will go towards further debt reduction or a higher dividend. Management more than doubled the dividend in 2017. A solid choice for income investors: I was nervous about getting back into BHP thirteen months ago, when shares were $6 lower than where they are now. Today, however, I'd like to recommend BHP for income investors. Yes, I missed the bottom near $20, but BHP is now on much more solid ground, and has an attractive dividend. Commodities appear to have broadly bottomed and seem to be going higher. In general, there are very few 'greenfield' projects out there and demand continues to tick higher for most hard commodities, including iron and coal. At present, BHP Billiton is spinning off lots of cash, and it will continue to do so as commodity prices rise or at least remain stable, which I believe they will. I think BHP is now quite a good income play, and I believe that income investors who buy in now will not regret it in the long run.
loganair
08/10/2017
21:26
ShareSoc members have been invited to an investor meeting with BHP Billiton on the 1st November hTTps://www.sharesoc.org/events/meeting-bhp-nov17/
sharesoc
09/9/2017
16:02
SP Angel - BHP Billiton has announced that following its previously announced plan to spend up to US$1bn in aggregate to repurchase a portion of its debt it has received tenders for a total of US$1.25bn. • Tenders comprise US$72.2m for the 3.25% 2021 Notes, US$416.1m for the2.875% 2022 Notes and US$765.6m for the 3.85% 2023 Notes. • We estimate that at 30th June 2017, the Company had net debt of approximately US$16.3bn having reduced the figure from around US$26.1bn a year earlier. • Among the FTSE 100 mining companies, BHP Billiton with gearing (net debt: capital employed) of around 21% sits at around the average gearing of 23%. To put this into context, Glencore is the most geared, at 39% (US$28bn), while Randgold Resources holds net cash of approximately US$0.6bn.
loganair
09/9/2017
08:53
HNR - TWO wells successfully drilled with abundant oil and gas in samples extracted! Fracking and FIRST OIL next month! Don't miss this train!
happyholder123
07/9/2017
11:54
The div will be approx 33.5p paid on 26th Sept
smicker
07/9/2017
11:13
It is correct.Dividend timetable is on BHP's investor relations website
gateside
07/9/2017
10:03
Yes it is correct......what do you not understand so I can help?
anley
06/9/2017
23:06
Anley don't believe that's correct. Where did you see that? Please post a link.
letsmakesome
06/9/2017
12:52
BHP Billiton declared $0.86/ADS semi-annual dividend, 7.5% increase from prior dividend of $0.80. Payable Sept. 26; ex-div Sept. 7.
anley
01/9/2017
10:25
Some of this has been released but at the same time a number of US funds had also been buying.... Elliott Management has raised its stake in BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) to 5%, stepping up a campaign to pressure the miner into boosting returns, ditching its dual listing and quitting its U.S. shale business. What is interesting is: Under English company law, the threshold gives a shareholder the right to requisition a general meeting and circulate a resolution on which other investors can vote. Expect some more pressure............
anley
29/8/2017
12:02
Can't get order filled .. be careful guys
action
25/8/2017
14:08
BHP Billiton plans to sell off its disastrous US shale oil and gas division – in a victory for activist investor Elliott which has been calling for a sale. The Anglo-Australian miner announced the move as it returned to the black with profits of £5.2 billion, slashed debt by nearly £8 billion and tripled its final dividend to 43 U.S. cents per share. The world’s largest miner has endured a months-long battle with Elliott, which has accused BHP of under-performing the sector and not paying out enough to shareholders. The group has admitted its foray into shale just before the oil price collapsed was a mistake and yesterday said it was ‘actively pursuing options for exit’. Analysts value the shale business at up to £8.5 billion but it could fetch far less. Chief executive Andrew Mackenzie said: ‘We certainly have plenty of people interested in taking a look.
loganair
25/8/2017
11:41
Great trading stock but also fine to sit on. A while back I thought of dumping at about 1600 (honest!) but then thought, nah, can't be bothered. It duly halved but it's nearly back where it was. Hope life's treating you well marksp. It's good to see you here.
grahamite2
25/8/2017
11:36
I am very bullish on this one .good divi income+ growth as well as trading stk
action
25/8/2017
11:33
Activist investor would force their hand for special divi
action
25/8/2017
11:31
No special dividend, they will pay down debt
marksp2011
24/8/2017
11:14
The .moment shell gas is sold off special divi will be paid as NG . this will fly higher very soon
action
23/8/2017
16:19
Ps divi up to 2k for tax year 2017-18 is freeRest is taxable 7.5% for basic tax payer
action
23/8/2017
13:21
Exd 7th Sept. Game on b4 31.8.?
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22/8/2017
00:06
Full Year div 83 cents so final of 33.5p approx. About level with 2009 payout in Dollar terms
smicker
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