BHP.AX - BHP Billiton Limited

ASX - ASX Delayed Price. Currency in AUD
32.50
-0.57 (-1.72%)
At close: 4:10PM AEST
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Previous Close33.07
Open32.60
Bid32.49 x 0
Ask32.59 x 0
Day's Range32.45 - 32.79
52 Week Range24.28 - 34.63
Volume6,131,571
Avg. Volume6,597,333
Market Cap173.018B
Beta1.03
PE Ratio (TTM)36.89
EPS (TTM)0.88
Earnings DateAug 21, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield1.24 (3.73%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-03-08
1y Target Est25.85
  • World's Biggest Miners Want More Copper But Nobody's Selling
    Bloomberg11 hours ago

    World's Biggest Miners Want More Copper But Nobody's Selling

    It’s the mining world’s biggest dilemma: everyone’s hunting for copper deals, but even the richest producers just can’t pull the trigger. The industry has deep pockets for deals right now -- Rio Tinto Group may end the year having raised $8.5 billion from asset sales and rivals like BHP Billiton Ltd. and Glencore Plc are churning out massive profits.

  • Freeport (FCX) Declares Terms of PT-FI Divestment & New Deal
    Zacks20 hours ago

    Freeport (FCX) Declares Terms of PT-FI Divestment & New Deal

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  • Barrick (ABX) Releases Preliminary Q2 Production Numbers
    Zacks4 days ago

    Barrick (ABX) Releases Preliminary Q2 Production Numbers

    Barrick's (ABX) Q2 gold production figures are roughly in line with Q1 while AISC is expected to increase 5-7%. Also, the company lowers 2018 copper production view.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Survival of the finest - miners reboot as smog-hit China seeks high grade ore

    BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - For miners seeking to cater to the changing appetite of China, the world's biggest iron ore importer, all eyes are on Tangshan, the country's biggest steel-making city and the drastic measures it's taking to rein in pollution. Tangshan has also warned mills they could face closure if they don't meet emission targets by October. The impact on pricing for iron ore has been dramatic and miners are scrambling to revamp their strategies in response.

  • When Rio Tinto Met China’s Iron Hand
    Bloomberg4 days ago

    When Rio Tinto Met China’s Iron Hand

    For eight years, Stern Hu rose every morning at 6 a.m. in Qingpu Prison near Shanghai. Everyone in Brigade No. 8, the foreign prisoners unit, knew Hu. Chinese-born, with an Australian passport and a shock of white hair, he’d been a star at Rio Tinto Group, one of the world’s largest mining companies, before being sent to prison in 2010 for stealing trade secrets and taking bribes.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Glencore shares under cloud after U.S demands Congo documents in probe

    A U.S. demand for documents related to Glencore's (GLEN.L) assets in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of a corruption probe has rattled investors and is likely to weigh on the miner's performance until there is more clarity on the case. Glencore said it had received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice dated July 2 requesting documents for its Congo business over compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and rules against money laundering. Glencore is now down about 20 percent so far this year, trading around 314 pence on Thursday.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    BHP makes contract offer to union at Escondida mine in Chile

    BHP Billiton Plc (BLT.L) (BHP.AX) handed in a proposal for a new labour contract to the union at its Escondida copper mine in Chile that includes a salary readjustment linked to inflation and a $23,000 (17,432.17 pounds) bonus per worker, the company said on Wednesday. "We hope our workers value the effort the company is making to deliver this offer, which is sustainable," said Patricio Vilaplana, vice president of corporate affairs at Escondida. Labour talks at Escondida are in the final stretch before a 30-month contract expires at the end of July.

  • FTSE 100 miners, energy stocks slide on new U.S. tariff list
    Reuters6 days ago

    FTSE 100 miners, energy stocks slide on new U.S. tariff list

    British shares sold off on Wednesday as the United States threatened to slap 10 percent tariffs on a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, escalating a trade war and sending jitters across global markets. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 1.3 percent, snapping a four-day winning streak to decline in line with other European markets, with the biggest losses in commodities sectors. "Now nervously waiting for whatever China's retaliation will be – beyond the immediate criticism of the proposal by Beijing – the markets went into panic mode on Wednesday," wrote Connor Campbell, an analyst at Spreadex.

  • Valmont (VMI) Wraps Up Redemption of Senior Notes Due 2020
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    Valmont's (VMI) latest move will result in an after-tax charge in the company's third-quarter earnings of around $11 million or 49 cents.

  • Sterling slide boosts FTSE 100 after resignations hit UK government
    Reuters8 days ago

    Sterling slide boosts FTSE 100 after resignations hit UK government

    By Danilo Masoni and Helen Reid MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 jumped on Monday after two leading eurosceptic ministers' resignations dented sterling, with real estate and utilities stocks ...

  • China’s Steel Production Supported Iron Ore Prices in H1 2018
    Market Realist8 days ago

    China’s Steel Production Supported Iron Ore Prices in H1 2018

    It’s important for iron ore investors to track the demand patterns in China since it consumes more than 70% of seaborne-traded iron ore (COMT). In this part of the series, we’ll look at iron ore imports and Chinese steel production and assess its future outlook. After increasing by 0.8% YoY (year-over-year) in April, China’s iron ore imports grew 2.9% YoY to 94.1 million tons in May, which is an increase of 13.5% sequentially.

  • BP Turns Out to be Leading Bidder for BHP's U.S. Assets
    Zacks8 days ago

    BP Turns Out to be Leading Bidder for BHP's U.S. Assets

    In order to compete with other majors, BP (BP) is attempting to expand footprint in the Permian via efforts to acquire BHP Billiton's U.S. assets.

  • BP Is Front-Runner to Buy BHP's U.S. Shale Unit
    Bloomberg10 days ago

    BP Is Front-Runner to Buy BHP's U.S. Shale Unit

    BP Plc has emerged as the front-runner to buy BHP Billiton Ltd.’s onshore oil and gas operations in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the matter. The London-based oil major has made the highest offer for the assets, which BHP prefers selling in a single package, said the person, who asked to not be identified because the matter isn’t public. The Australian mining conglomerate, based in Melbourne, received initial offers about two months ago from BP, Chevron Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, among others, people familiar with the matter said in June.

  • Exclusive - BP in lead to acquire BHP's U.S. onshore shale assets: sources
    Reuters10 days ago

    Exclusive - BP in lead to acquire BHP's U.S. onshore shale assets: sources

    The move represents a big bet by BP on U.S. oil and gas production at a time when energy prices are rebounding. It would allow it to significantly rebalance its business with oil production, after focusing largely on natural gas assets. BHP said in August it aimed to sell onshore shale assets in the Eagle Ford, Permian, Haynesville and Fayetteville basins, which it acquired at the height of the oil boom.

  • BP in lead to acquire BHP's U.S. onshore shale assets: sources
    Reuters11 days ago

    BP in lead to acquire BHP's U.S. onshore shale assets: sources

    The move represents a big bet by BP on U.S. oil and gas production at a time when energy prices are rebounding. It would allow it to significantly rebalance its business with oil production, after focusing largely on natural gas assets. BHP said in August it aimed to sell onshore shale assets in the Eagle Ford, Permian, Haynesville and Fayetteville basins, which it acquired at the height of the oil boom.

  • Reuters11 days ago

    EXPLAINER-Labor talks at BHP´s Escondida mine in Chile enter 'home stretch'

    Labor negotiations at BHP Billiton Plc Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, are entering into the final three weeks before a 30-month contract expires at the end of July. The proposals include a one-time bonus equivalent to 4 percent of dividends distributed to shareholders in 2017, or between approximately $34,000 and $40,000 per worker, depending on the exchange rate and other factors. The union also requested a 5 percent increase in workers' salaries.

  • Why BHP Billiton PLC Stock Rallied 11.5% in the First Half of 2018
    Motley Fool11 days ago

    Why BHP Billiton PLC Stock Rallied 11.5% in the First Half of 2018

    The global resources company is off to a good start this year even though commodity prices have been all over the place.

  • Reuters11 days ago

    Chilean miner Mantos Copper seeks buyer to help finance expansion

    Private equity-backed Chilean miner Mantos Copper is looking to find a buyer to help finance the expansion of mines it bought from Anglo American in 2015, it said. The company's owner, a consortium led by British investment company Audley Capital Advisors and Orion Mine Finance Group, bought the Mantos Blancos and Mantoverde copper mines from Anglo for $300 million plus $200 million in conditional future payments. In April, Mantos Copper said it would extend the life of the mines after obtaining environmental permits, despite rising costs of production.

  • Reuters11 days ago

    BHP, workers at Escondida mine in Chile 'far from agreement'

    The official, Carlos Allendes, said the union was preparing a $400,000 (£302,755) emergency fund to support workers if they opt to strike after the company offers its final proposal on July 24. Escondida's vice president for corporate affairs, Patricio Vilaplana, told reporters on Thursday that the company was "calm" about the negotiations and said the union had shown "good faith" at the negotiating table. Escondida's costs are just over one third of the current price of the raw material, he added, and the mine made a $483 million profit in the first quarter of this year compared to a loss of $184 million the previous year because of the strike.

  • Reuters11 days ago

    BHP, workers at Escondida mine in Chile 'far from agreement'

    The official, Carlos Allendes, said the union was preparing a $400,000 emergency fund to support workers if they opt to strike after the company offers its final proposal on July 24. Escondida's vice president for corporate affairs, Patricio Vilaplana, told reporters on Thursday that the company was "calm" about the negotiations and said the union had shown "good faith" at the negotiating table. Escondida's costs are just over one third of the current price of the raw material, he added, and the mine made a $483 million profit in the first quarter of this year compared to a loss of $184 million the previous year because of the strike.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Pfizer, BHP, Facebook, Tesla and Humana
    Zacks12 days ago

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Pfizer, BHP, Facebook, Tesla and Humana

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  • Top Analyst Reports for Pfizer, BHP Billiton & Facebook
    Zacks14 days ago

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    Top Analyst Reports for Pfizer, BHP Billiton & Facebook

  • Reuters15 days ago

    Rio Tinto ready to splash out on copper

    Rio Tinto wants copper, and it's ready to pay top-dollar. The global miner would be willing to fork out a large premium over market value to secure a prime asset as it tries to reduce its reliance on iron ore, company and banking sources told Reuters. If it can't land a big copper project, it is weighing the cumulative power of a series of more modest acquisitions to increase its exposure to a metal expected to be in high demand from the electric vehicle and renewable energy industries, the sources said.

  • Reuters15 days ago

    FOCUS-Rio Tinto ready to splash out on copper

    Rio Tinto wants copper, and it's ready to pay top-dollar. The global miner would be willing to fork out a large premium over market value to secure a prime asset as it tries to reduce its reliance on iron ore, company and banking sources told Reuters.

  • Reuters18 days ago

    Rio Tinto ready to splash out on copper

    Rio Tinto wants copper, and it's ready to pay top-dollar. The global miner would be willing to fork out a large premium over market value to secure a prime asset as it tries to reduce its reliance on iron ore, company and banking sources told Reuters. If it can't land a big copper project, it is weighing the cumulative power of a series of more modest acquisitions to increase its exposure to a metal expected to be in high demand from the electric vehicle and renewable energy industries, the sources said.