BHP Billiton hits full year iron ore guidance, sets higher target

In April, BHP dismissed a push by managers at hedge fund Elliot Associates and Elliot International, which hold minor shares in the company, to split off its USA oil division in order to unlock tens of billions of us dollars in shareholder value.

BBL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's biggest mining company, stated fourth-quarter iron ore output rose 8 percent on capacity additions and supply chain improvements. State Street Corp now owns 121,280 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $4,339,000 after buying an additional 28,638 shares during the period. Proficio Capital Partners LLC grew its ownership by buying 1,727 shares an increase of 122.8% in the quarter. The company had a trading volume of 6,263,110 shares.

Ubs Oconnor Llc decreased Bhp Bill (BBL) stake by 18.2% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Comerica Bank now owns 93,880 shares of the mining company's stock worth $3,287,000 after buying an additional 1,824 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in BHP Billiton PLC during the fourth quarter worth $720,000. BHP Billiton PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern's scale.

"Our people have stepped up to unlock low-priced latent capacity and achieve strong productivity gains across our tier one assets", BHP Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said in a statement. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,181.98 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,279.78. The company has a market capitalization of $104.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 42.21 and a beta of 1.09.

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BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) was downgraded by stock analysts at HSBC Holdings plc to a "hold" rating in a research report issued on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC lowered their price objective on BHP Billiton plc from GBX 1,800 ($23.50) to GBX 1,700 ($22.20) and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.

Goldman Sachs rates the stock neutral with a price target of AUD22.50 a share. BHP Billiton plc are listed in the Basic Materials sector within UK Main Market.

BHP increased production at its Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) operations by 4 per cent in the 2017 financial year. Its segments include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal.

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