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
  +28.50p +2.09% 1,394.50p 1,392.50p 1,394.00p 1,416.00p 1,385.50p 1,404.00p 12,852,195 16:35:26
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mining 29,424.5 7,933.1 85.1 16.2 29,452.84

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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
21/8/2017
11:08
The dividend would be its largest since 2015,
chiragmahe
21/8/2017
11:08
The mining giant is on track to post a dividend of 84 US cents (65p) a share when it reports its full-year results late on Monday night in Australia.
chiragmahe
20/8/2017
08:46
Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/19/bhp-billiton-tees-31bn-dividend/
bigbigdave
16/8/2017
10:02
Elliott the activist investor has increased its stake in BHP Billiton to 5% (from 4%) in order to pressure the firm into taking "constructive steps to enhance value. Together with other big holders the plan may be to get seats on the board.......stand by for further news.
anley
11/8/2017
11:04
Morningstar consensus is a final of 60 cents. At 77p total the yield is approx 5.8% for full year.
hooley
10/8/2017
21:28
Anyone aware of a forecast for the next dividend
smicker
09/8/2017
15:14
A change from iron ore to nickel....................... BHP says it plans to spend more than $43M building a nickel processing plant near Perth, Australia as part of a broader plan to reposition its lagging nickel business around batteries. Eduard Haegel, division chief of BHP Nickel West, expects demand for batteries used to power electric cars to account for ~90% of the company's nickel production within 5-6 years, driven by consumers' search worldwide for less polluting and more energy efficient technologies, as well as lower battery prices. BHP last year produced 85K metric tons of nickel, or just under 5% of world supply; most electric vehicles rely on lithiumion batteries, with the main component comprised mostly of nickel.
anley
07/8/2017
16:27
What happened with RIO still need to happen here very soon
action
30/7/2017
10:16
By Alan Oscroft: Around six years ago, FTSE 100 mining stocks were booming -- and BHP Billiton (LSE: BLT) shares reached 2,475p in April 2011. But Chinese demand was slowing, a worldwide oversupply pushed metals and minerals prices down, and we've had a sector slump -- and today BHP shares trade for just 1,358p, having fallen 45%. We've had some decent dividends to offset that, but it's still a poor overall performance. Is it time to buy for recovery? I think it is. Some commentators will tell you they can work out when to get into and out of the mining cycle -- but I certainly can't do it, and I reckon it's a mug's game to try timing it. So I just go on fundamentals and buy shares for the long term when they look cheap -- and I'm attracted to BHP's right now. Iron ore reached a low at the end of 2015, but it's stabilised and even regained a little since then, while copper has been on the way back up over the same timescale, and the worst of the commodities weakness appears to be over. A decent year: In a full-year production update on 19 July, BHP told us it had met most of its production guidance, though copper output was down 16% -- largely due to a combination of industrial action at its Escondida facility, and a power outage and unplanned maintenance at Olympic Dam, though output is expected to pick up by 7% in the current financial year. If the mining sector is looking good value now, why BHP Billiton? Well, I'm drawn to its diversification, meaning the company is less of a hostage to prices and demand of any individual commodity. BHP Billiton shares have been recovering steadily since early 2016, and with forecast P/E multiples of 13-14 and dividend yields of around 5% predicted, I think the point of maximum pessimism is past and the shares are good value. Full-year results are due on 22 August.
loganair
27/7/2017
12:17
1400 is comming on trading update...
action
26/7/2017
20:58
As a result of the update and guidance for FY 2018 the analysts at UBS reportedly rate BHP shares as a “buy” with a share price target of $28. The analysts are expecting full year earnings per share of $1.80, which means BHP trades on 13x earnings on its current valuation. Over FY 2018 UBS is forecasting earnings per share to be flat at $1.83, which reflects BHP’s production guidance for the year ahead, although the potential for wild swings in commodity prices means profit forecasts can be unreliable. BHP also still has to pick up the bill for a US$250 million compensation program it has put in place for victims of the Samarco dam disaster in Brazil, with some US$47.5 billion in public civil claims relating to the failure still to be negotiated and settled. Over the last five years, BHP shares are down 21% and based on analysts’ forecasts it will offer a dividend yield of 4% over FY 2018.
loganair
20/7/2017
13:13
So lo g it drives share price to 1400 plus near year high I will be happy
action
20/7/2017
00:50
Somebodys not happy http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/19/elliott-attacks-disastrous-bhp-billiton-plan-build-potash-mine/
smicker
19/7/2017
19:19
Encouraging outlook by Peter Stephens: Providing an operational review for its full year was resources company BHP Billiton. It was able to meet its production guidance in areas such as petroleum and iron ore. However, copper production was lower than the previous year due in part to industrial action at one of its key assets, as well as unplanned maintenance and power outages elsewhere. However, since the company is relatively diversified, it was able to deliver a strong performance despite the challenges it faced. In fact, the company’s diversification is a major ally for investors. While there are enticing investment opportunities available in the mining and oil & gas sectors at the present time, BHP Billiton offers exposure to a range of commodities which span both industries. Therefore, even if the prices of multiple commodities fall, it may be able to outperform industry rivals on a group basis. This could mean lower risks, which may create more consistent and sustainable shareholder returns. With BHP Billiton trading on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.5, it appears to offer upside potential from a rerating. Certainly, the resources sector is a relatively volatile industry in which to invest. However, with a wide margin of safety and diverse asset base, BHP Billiton appears to be a sound buy.
loganair
19/7/2017
19:16
SP Angel - Setting production records in iron ore and in some of the coal operations is testament to management efficiency and control within an existing business, however, we find it interesting that the only mining major new mining project development specifically identified as a major capital project is BHP Billiton’s Jansen potash development and that the primary focus of exploration is on discovering new copper orebodies.
loganair
19/7/2017
15:04
Trading update
action
17/7/2017
20:15
A restart of BHP's Samarco asset in Brazil this year is unlikely, says Investec, due to permitting uncertainties and capital restructuring requirements. Investec sees a 7-10% reduction in forecast earnings over full-year 2018-2019 due to the weakening oil price. As a result, its target price slips by 6% to 1,395p.
loganair
12/7/2017
14:07
Will be selling above 13.5o++
action
11/7/2017
16:19
mid term buy off a double bottom.
rhintintin
11/7/2017
11:35
and don't forget at 1600p Elliott will have sold out his 4% stake.........
anley
10/7/2017
14:07
Thanks Loganair
action
10/7/2017
12:19
Deutsche Bank thinks BHP Billiton likely to see a significant re-rating under new chairman, revamped strategy. As a result, the German bank has upgraded its rating for the FTSE 100-listed firm to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ with an increased target price of 1,600p, up from 1,400p previously. Deutsche Bank thinks shares in BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) are likely to see a significant re-rating under the global miner’s new chairman and revamped strategy. In a note to clients, Deutsche’s analysts pointed out that “BHP has underperformed major global mining peers over the past 3 years”. They said: “A strategy update in May outlining a ‘suite of opportunities’ to grow value by 50% lacked detail and targets in our view.” But, the analysts added: “We have analysed these opportunities and see productivity and automation (US$12b in value) and high returning growth (US$8b) as the most compelling.” They said: “We would like to see a revamped strategy under new Chairman Ken MacKenzie focusing on returns, with targets, which we outline in this report. “We think a sharper focus on returns would create significant value for shareholders.” MacKenzie, who was considered one of Australia's most successful chief executives in his 10 years running Amcor Ltd, will succeed current BHP chairman, Jac Nasser from September 1.
loganair
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