BHP Billiton plc (BBL) : The consensus on BHP Billiton plc (BBL) based on 4 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 3, which is interpreted as a Hold recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 1 which endorses a Strong Buy on the stock. However, 1 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 2 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 1 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock.
BHP Billiton plc (BBL) : The highest short term price target forecast on BHP Billiton plc (BBL) is $36 and the lowest target price is $24. A total of 2 equity analysts are currently covering the company. The average price of all the analysts is $30.23 with a standard deviation of $8.8.
For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL): During Thursdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $27.09 and $26.97 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $27.56. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $27.44, notching a gain of 1.67% for the day. The total traded volume was 1,293,072 . The stock had closed at $26.99 on the previous day.
BHP Billiton Plc is engaged in exploration, development, production, processing and marketing of minerals, in respect of iron ore, metallurgical and energy coal, copper, aluminum, manganese, uranium, nickel, silver and potash, and exploration, development, production and marketing of conventional and unconventional oil and gas. The Company operates through segments, including Petroleum and Potash, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal. The Companys Petroleum and Potash segment is engaged in exploration, development and production of oil and gas and potash pre-development. The Copper segment is engaged in mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium and gold. The Iron Ore segment is engaged in mining of iron ore. The Coal segment is engaged in mining of metallurgical coal and thermal (energy) coal.