45.50 +0.92 (2.06%)
Pre-Market: 8:38AM EST
|Bid||45.50 x 3100|
|Ask||45.53 x 800|
|Day's Range||44.50 - 45.96|
|52 Week Range||41.43 - 52.62|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.21|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||32.12|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.52 (5.30%)|
|1y Target Est||47.53|
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.
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Vale’s (VALE) CEO mentioned during Vale Day that the recent weakness in iron ore prices was expected due to the start of the winter season in China. Also, steel capacity cuts in China are lower this year as compared to last year, while steel mills are following the same approach of producing more in advance. This has led to additional weakness in iron ore.
Vale (VALE) has changed its product portfolio and quality in iron ore according to market demand. Vale made the major shift to selling high-quality ore in 2017, as China’s fight against pollution intensified, resulting in a huge variance between high-grade and low-grade material.
Where we were: Worries about China’s economic slowdown have weighed on the Australian miner. Where we’re headed: Goldman Sachs thinks that BHP Billiton will be able to overcome worries about China, while JPMorgan is more downbeat. It’s been tough to be in many commodity-producer stocks lately, and BHP Billiton is no exception.
In 2018, labor contracts at several leading copper mines came up for negotiation. Analysts expected disruptions in the copper supply due to labor disruptions. However, the copper supply has been smooth in 2018. Analysts build a disruption allowance in their models due to copper’s unpredictable supply. Most copper mining companies provide a guidance range instead of a specific guidance. In this part, we’ll discuss leading copper miners’ production guidance.
In this part, we’ll discuss leading copper miners’ third-quarter production data. By looking at top copper miners’ production profiles, we can get crucial insight into the global copper supply.
The third-quarter earnings season is nearly over. Most copper miners (XME) including First Quantum Minerals (FM) and Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) have released their third-quarter results. Diversified miners like Rio Tinto (RIO) and BHP Billiton (BHP) have only released their operating performance. They only release their half-yearly and annual financial results.
Investing.com - Asian stocks were mixed in morning trade on Monday, with energy stocks under-performing after oil prices plunged to their lowest levels in more than a year last week.
Investing.com - Asian stocks were mixed in morning trade on Monday. Energy stocks underperformed as oil prices plunged to their lowest levels in more than a year last week.
While copper prices have been weak in 2018, higher gold shipments have helped Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) post higher earnings in the last few quarters. The company posted an adjusted EBITDA of $1.8 billion in the third quarter. The company’s EBITDA in the last 12 months ending on September 30 is $7.9 billion.
Previously, we discussed some Chinese copper demand indicators (SCCO). China’s copper demand indicators don’t look as strong as what we saw at the beginning of 2018. End consumers like the construction and automotive sectors have shown signs of moderation.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
BHP Billiton (BHP) stated that it will meet contractual supply commitments to its customers despite having to forcibly derail a runaway iron ore train in Western Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.