BHP.AX - BHP Billiton Limited

ASX - ASX Delayed Price. Currency in AUD
32.45
+0.05 (+0.15%)
As of 12:25PM AEDT. Market open.
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Previous Close32.40
Open32.72
Bid32.45 x 0
Ask32.46 x 0
Day's Range32.33 - 32.74
52 Week Range26.93 - 35.68
Volume2,580,923
Avg. Volume7,566,744
Market Cap172.748B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.12
PE Ratio (TTM)46.76
EPS (TTM)0.69
Earnings DateFeb 18, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.71 (5.28%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-09-06
1y Target Est25.82
  • Reuters Videos13 days ago

    Train carrying BHP Billiton iron ore derails in northern Australia

    A nearly 3-km-long train carrying BHP Billiton iron ore is forcibly derailed in northern Australia, as it headed to a key shipping hub. No reporter narration.

  • China’s Housing Indicators Show a Continued Slowdown
    Market Realist11 hours ago

    China’s Housing Indicators Show a Continued Slowdown

    Is There More Heat Left in Freeport-McMoRan’s Rally? The real estate sector is the largest metal end consumer in China (FXI). China’s real estate investment grew 9.7% YoY (year-over-year) in the first ten months of 2018.

  • Is There More Heat Left in Freeport-McMoRan’s Rally?
    Market Realist12 hours ago

    Is There More Heat Left in Freeport-McMoRan’s Rally?

    Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), the leading US-based copper miner, has seen a significant upside after the stock fell to its 52-week low after its third-quarter earnings were released. Although Freeport-McMoRan managed to beat its earnings estimates in the third quarter for the top line and bottom line, investors gave a thumbs down to its earnings.

  • Reuters17 hours ago

    Miner BHP to pay $390 million in Australian tax dispute over Singapore hub

    BHP (BHP.AX) on Monday said it had signed an agreement with Australia's tax authorities to settle a long-running dispute over the global miner's operations in Singapore. The settlement removes a thorn from the side of BHP which alongside fellow miner Rio Tinto (RIO.L) (RIO.AX) was accused of not paying its fair share of tax as governments cracked down on multinationals in the wake of the global financial crisis. Tax authorities had been in dispute with both firms over the amount of Australian tax payable from sales of Australian commodities to their Singapore marketing businesses.

  • Financial Times19 hours ago

    [$$] BHP settles tax dispute with Australian government

    has settled a long-running tax dispute with the Australian government over sales of raw materials funnelled through an offshore marketing hub. There was no admission of tax avoidance by BHP, which said it had already paid $240m. For years, BHP has sold commodities its produces in Australia such as steelmaking ingredient iron ore to a Singapore marketing arm.

  • Financial Times4 days ago

    [$$] BHP blames human error and equipment failure for ‘rollaway’ train

    The Anglo-Australian company said the train — comprising four locomotives and 268 wagons loaded with iron ore — had stopped on its journey to Port Hedland after the braking system control cable became disconnected. “Our initial findings show that the emergency air brake for the entire train was not engaged as required by the relevant operating procedure. In addition, the electric braking system that initially stopped the train, automatically released after one hour while the driver was still outside,” he said in statement.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    [$$] Calves, cobalt and keeping track of the supply chain

    HSBC and ING handled a letter of credit backing the shipment for US food group Cargill relying on blockchain technology developed by software company R3. Blockchain promises to save time and money for the shipping industry, which still relies heavily on paper documents such as bills of lading, cargo insurance and invoices, as well as letters of credit. Alisa DiCaprio, head of global trade strategy and research at R3, says the sheer extent of paperwork involved in a typical shipping transaction frequently produces some kind of query or discrepancy.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Vale-BHP Brazil joint venture Samarco names mining executive as new CFO

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's Samarco Mineracao SA, a joint venture between BHP Billiton (BHP.Ax)(BLT.L) and Vale SA (VALE3.SA), on Wednesday named former Usiminas (USIM5.SA) mining executive Cristina ...

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Vale-BHP Brazil joint venture Samarco names mining exec as new CFO

    Brazil's Samarco Mineracao SA, a joint venture between BHP Billiton and Vale SA, on Wednesday named former Usiminas mining executive Cristina Cavalcanti as its new chief financial officer. Cavalcanti joins ...

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Commodities drag FTSE down, Debenhams suffers worst-ever day

    Britain's top stock index fell on Wednesday as mining shares and oil majors sold off amid growing anxiety that global growth was slowing, though a late rally in gambling stocks offset some of the slide. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) ended 0.3 percent lower after a choppy day, with investors navigating a commodities selloff and nerves over Brexit as Prime Minister May tried to persuade her cabinet to back her draft EU divorce plan. "Markets are struggling to discount two binary options: a Brexit which is relatively soft and pushed down the road, or a dramatic no-deal result," said Edward Park, investment director at Brooks Macdonald.

  • Why Iron Ore Stocks Could Struggle to Hold Ground
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Why Iron Ore Stocks Could Struggle to Hold Ground

    As we saw in the previous part of this series, iron ore prices have stood their ground despite growing headwinds for China (FXI). As we discussed in the previous part, one of the factors driving iron ore’s resilience is the stocking up by mills ahead of winter production curbs. As restocking completes and winter cuts kick in, the demand for iron ore from China could take a hit.

  • What’s Driving Iron Ore Prices despite Weakness Everywhere Else?
    Market Realist7 days ago

    What’s Driving Iron Ore Prices despite Weakness Everywhere Else?

    Chinese authorities imposed curbs on steel production last year ahead of winter months to reduce pollution. Steel mills are therefore in restocking mode to advance steel production before the curbs kick in. China’s iron ore import data for September also underscored this fact.

  • FTSE outperforms European peers as Brexit angst sinks sterling
    Reuters7 days ago

    FTSE outperforms European peers as Brexit angst sinks sterling

    LONDON (Reuters) - British blue chips outperformed their European peers on Monday as fears about the terms of Brexit sank the pound, giving an accounting boost to stocks with foreign revenues in dollars. ...

  • Reuters8 days ago

    Most big companies failing U.N. human rights test, ranking shows

    Most big companies operating in sectors at high risk of labour abuses are failing to meet human rights standards set by the United Nations, according to an analysis of 100 major companies published on Monday. From tackling child labour to ensuring equal treatment for women, U.N. principles require all businesses prove they are committed to human rights and treat workers fairly. It was followed by miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, while two Chinese companies - liquor maker Kweichow Moutai and fast fashion brand Heilan Home - were ranked last.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    FTSE falls as Fed stalls election rally; miners sink on weak prices

    LONDON (Reuters) - UK shares fell on Friday, ending two days of gains as weak metals prices weighed, Burberry sank 5 percent and Wall Street opened lower after a hawkish Federal Reserve statement renewed ...

  • Exxon’s $2 Billion Canadian Move Shows Confidence When Others Flee
    Bloomberg11 days ago

    Exxon’s $2 Billion Canadian Move Shows Confidence When Others Flee

    Imperial Chief Executive Officer Rich Kruger puts the rationale for the C$2.6 billion ($2 billion) Aspen project in northern Alberta down to building when others aren’t to save money. The decision comes in stark contrast to moves by Royal Dutch Shell Plc. and ConocoPhillips to sell oil-sands assets, and by locals like Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. that are curtailing production to weather rock-bottom prices. Imperial is looking at ways to process more heavy crude at its refineries and could place some of the new production in Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3, the one export pipeline that’s under construction and scheduled to be completed late next year.

  • Reuters11 days ago

    Chile copper output hits 4.25 mln tonnes thru September, up 7.3 y/y - Cochilco

    Chile's copper production from January to September this year jumped 7.3 percent from a year earlier, boosted by a sharp increase in production at BHP's Escondida copper mine. Chile, the world's top copper exporter, produced 4.25 million tonnes of copper in the first nine months of 2018. Escondida, in northern Chile, produced 950,900 tonnes through September, up 57.8 percent from the same period in 2017, when a strike shut down the mine for more than 40 days.

  • Reuters12 days ago

    BHP to meet iron ore commitments despite train derailment: CEO

    Global miner BHP Billiton will meet its iron ore commitments to customers despite a supply disruption after it had to derail a runaway ore train in Western Australia, Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said on Thursday. The miner suspended its rail operations after the incident on Monday that wrecked track and left a locomotive and wagons upturned nearly 120 km (75 miles) south of Australia's iron ore export hub of Port Hedland. Asked whether BHP would invoke force majeure, Mackenzie told media after the company's annual general meeting in South Australia that he did not expect the miner would let down any of its customers.

  • Reuters12 days ago

    BHP intends to meet its supply commitments despite iron ore train derailment

    Global miner BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) said on Thursday that it intends to meet its contractual supply commitments to its customers after it forcibly derailed a runaway iron ore train in Western Australia. BHP said in a statement that it was engaging with its customers and intends to meet its contractual commitments. The miner said it plans to use stockpile reserves at the export hub of Port Hedland to maintain its port operations, but they are not expected to cover the entire period of disruption.

  • BHP expects derailed train to impact its Australian iron ore exports
    Reuters13 days ago

    BHP expects derailed train to impact its Australian iron ore exports

    Mining giant BHP Billiton expects some interruption to its Australian iron ore exports after a nearly 3-km-long train loaded with the commodity was forcibly derailed this week after running away en route to a key shipping hub. One of BHP's customers in China, a steel producer, has, however, not yet received any notice from the miner. "We have a long-term contract with BHP and we haven't received a notification so far," said an official at the mill in southern China who declined to be named as he was not authorised to speak to media.

  • The Wall Street Journal13 days ago

    [$$] Train Stopping: BHP Derails Runaway Locomotive From 800 Miles Away

    Monday’s journey was meant to be a regular rail movement from BHP’s iron-ore mines in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, where temperatures can top 100 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and vast distances separate communities. BHP is taking a more patient approach to the technology, as it worries about congestion on the more than 800-mile rail network that it operates in the Pilbara.

  • Runaway Iron Ore Train Derailment Will Take BHP a Week to Solve
    Bloomberg14 days ago

    Runaway Iron Ore Train Derailment Will Take BHP a Week to Solve

    The company was forced Monday to derail the train that traveled 92 kilometers (57 miles) without a driver across the Pilbara, the nation’s major iron ore producing region. BHP’s iron ore mine operations are unaffected and it’s working with authorities to investigate the cause of the incident, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. Stockpiles at Port Hedland will be used over the coming days to maintain port operations, BHP said in a statement.

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    American City Business Journals14 days ago

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