Engulfing Line (Bearish)
|Bid||35.41 x 1200|
|Ask||37.92 x 1200|
|Day's Range||37.38 - 37.93|
|52 Week Range||23.64 - 51.87|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.21|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.60 (6.88%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 05, 2020|
|1y Target Est||33.09|
Investors can retain BHP Group (BHP) stock in their portfolio, for the time being, on the company's solid prospects.
Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday it was excluding Glencore , Anglo American, RWE, Sasol and AGL Energy for their use and production of coal under updated ethical guidelines. Another set of companies - BHP , Uniper , Enel and Vistra Energy - were put under observation for possible exclusion at a later stage if they do not address their use or production of coal.
The copper market will see a supply glut of 200,000 tonnes this year as the economic impact of coronavirus hits global demand for the metal, a Chilean industry group told Reuters. Diego Hernandez, president of Sonami, an association of mining companies with operations in top producer Chile, said both supply and demand would drop as the global economy falters. The association anticipates supply to fall by 3%, which, combined with a decline in scrap metal recovery, would leave a balance of 200,000 tonnes, Hernandez said.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today downgraded Petra Diamonds Limited's (Petra) corporate family rating (CFR) to Caa3 from Caa2 and its probability of default rating (PDR) to Ca-PD from Caa2-PD. Moody's has also downgraded to Ca from Caa3 the rating on the $650 million guaranteed senior secured second lien notes due in May 2022 issued by Petra Diamonds US$ Treasury Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petra. Moody's has downgraded Petra's ratings following the company's decision to suspend the semi-annual coupon payment on the notes that was due on 1 May 2020.
BHP-backed SolGold Plc, the copper-gold company focused on Ecuador, has agreed a financing package of up to $150 million with streaming company Franco-Nevada Corp to develop its Alpala project, sending its shares up by around 10%. Toronto-listed Franco-Nevada, which provides miners and oil and gas producers with upfront cash in exchange for future production, will receive a perpetual 1% net smelter return (NSR) interest from SolGold. An initial funding of $100 million could be increased to $150 million, which would also increase the NSR for Franco Nevada, the company said in a release.
It hasn't been the best quarter for BHP Group (ASX:BHP) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 20% in that...
Peru will gradually ease restrictions on key sectors including mining and construction in May, the government said in a decree on Sunday, after activity had been virtually paralyzed since mid-March by the coronavirus pandemic and a nationwide lockdown. In the decree published in the official newspaper El Peruano, the government said the exploitation, storage and transportation of large-scale mining could be restarted, as well as key construction projects, some related to hydrocarbons. Peru is the world's second largest producer of copper and is heavily dependent on the sector for economic growth.
Mining minister Baldo Prokurica, in an interview with Emol TV, credited both public and private measures aimed at protecting workers with the industry´s resilience even as the virus has ravaged other parts of Chile´s economy. "One realizes that Chile has been one of the countries that will be least hit by this pandemic," Prokurica told the web news broadcast. Prokurica said official statistics from Chile state copper agency Cochilco estimate a total reduction in output of about 63,300 tonnes, or approximately 1% of the country´s annual production.
As mining heavyweights South Africa and Peru move to lift coronavirus lockdowns, workers in deep mines are resisting going back to work without adequate protective gear and information about cases at sites, with one major union filing legal action against restart plans. The workers fear being literal canaries in the coal mine in facilities where social distancing is nearly impossible and warn that companies are not divulging coronavirus cases, putting them at risk. Peru, which hopes to end its own lockdown on May 10, is the world's No. 2 copper producer and No. 6 gold producer.
Peruvian copper mine Antamina, owned by global miners BHP and Glencore, on Monday reported 210 positive cases of coronavirus. The company said in a statement it discovered the cases while conducting 600 tests on its staff and contractors, 500 of which have been returned by the laboratory. It said that 87% of the positive cases were asymptomatic while those with signs of Covid-19 mostly had mild symptoms.
South Korea's stock market has bounced back harder amid the coronavirus pandemic than any other major bourse in the world, and bond inflows lead Asia, as investors bet Seoul's handling of the crisis will see it through sooner and stronger than others. Asia's fourth-largest economy is among the first countries to bring a major outbreak of the virus under control, with a vigorous without mandatory lockdowns or a gigantic debt-funded rescue package. With one of the world's most vigorous testing regimes and social distancing campaign in place, South Korea's confirmed cases of the virus have been kept to less than 11,000 so far, with 240 deaths.
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Rating Action: Moody's takes rating actions on 10 Thai banks. Global Credit Research- 22 Apr 2020. Singapore, April 22, 2020-- Moody's Investors Service has today revised the outlooks on 10 Thai banks ...
BHP Group (BHP) reports a 3% rise in iron ore production in the nine month period ended Mar 31, 2020 and also upholds its iron ore production guidance for the fiscal.
BHP Group (NYSE: BHP) late Monday maintained its iron ore outlook.Production and OutlookBHP iron ore production for the third quarter increased 7% year-over-year to 60.03 kt with record production levels at Western Australian Iron Ore, the company said in a press release. BHP maintains the iron ore production guidance for 2020 financial year between 242 and 253 Mt.With petroleum production recording a 13% dip in the third quarter, 2020 guidance is expected to be at the bottom range of 110 to 116 MMboe.Energy coal production was down 18% and guidance for the same is currently under review as Cerrejon coal mine in Columbia is on brief care and maintenance to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.Steel production, excluding China, is seen to narrow by a double digit percentage in 2020 as steel makers from across Europe, the Americas, India and Japan are under shutdowns or curbed productions for the June quarter.CEO commentsBHP CEO Mike Henry said that while Chinese demand has built up in the recent weeks, the June quarter would experience narrowing demand from the U.S., Europe and India. Also, capital and exploration guidance for the 2021 financial year is expected to be lower than the current guidance of around $8 billion.BHP's stock closed Monday 3.2% lower at $38.77 per share and ticked lower another 2.2% in after-hours trading.See more from Benzinga * Wynn Resorts CEO Says Casino Prepared To Reopen In May With Thermal Cameras, Social Distancing * United Strikes Sale-Leaseback Deal On 22 Planes As Pandemic Shrinks Flights By 90% * Elliott Management's 'Gut Tells' Them Global Stocks Might Lose 50% In Value From February Levels(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
BHP Group on Tuesday reported a 6.3% rise in third-quarter iron ore production that slightly missed analyst estimates, and maintained its iron ore forecast despite global economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The world's largest listed miner warned, however, that global steel production excluding China could drop sharply this year in light of the pandemic, and that capital spending in 2021 would be lower than its current outlook of $8 billion. The company kept its annual outlook for iron ore production unchanged at 273-286 million tonnes but said petroleum output would likely hit the bottom end of previous guidance of 110-116 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Collapsing demand for zinc caused by the novel coronavirus will swamp supply cuts from major producers Peru and India this year and leave the market with a massive surplus that will weigh on prices of the material used to galvanise steel. This has pushed benchmark zinc prices down about 18% this year to around $1,920 per tonne. "With zinc you have a big demand problem and unless you see far more cuts in supply we are still expecting a healthy surplus this year," said Colin Hamilton, analyst at BMO Capital Markets.
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Newmont Corp is looking to restart in as soon as days some of the four Canadian and South American gold mines that it shut last month to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Chief Executive Tom Palmer said on Friday. The world's biggest gold miner wound down operations at its Yanacocha mine in Peru in mid-March and a week later placed two more mines in Canada and one in Argentina on care and maintenance as it sought to safe-guard the health of its workers and comply with government regulations.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today downgraded Petra Diamonds Limited's (Petra) corporate family rating (CFR) to Caa2 from Caa1 and its probability of default rating (PDR) to Caa2-PD from Caa1-PD. Moody's has also downgraded to Caa3 from Caa1 the rating on the $650 million guaranteed senior secured second lien notes due in May 2022 issued by Petra Diamonds US$ Treasury Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petra. Today's rating action reflects Moody's view that Petra's credit metrics and liquidity profile will deteriorate over the coming 12-18 months, contrary to the rating agency's previous expectation of a modest and gradual improvement.
A Chilean environmental court said on Tuesday it would investigate a complaint brought by the government against global miner BHP over allegations of damage to the northern Punta Negra salt flat. The First Environmental Court, based in the northern Chilean city of Antofagasta, said the complaint was brought by the State Defense Council against BHP. The complaint described "continuous, cumulative, permanent and irreparable environmental damage" to the salt flat, 170 kilometres southeast of Antofagasta.
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