BLT.L - BHP Billiton plc

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
1,632.00
+19.20 (+1.19%)
At close: 4:37PM BST
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Previous Close1,612.80
Open1,640.40
Bid1,631.60 x 126000
Ask1,632.40 x 50000
Day's Range1,624.00 - 1,649.61
52 Week Range1,292.50 - 1,803.60
Volume6,578,466
Avg. Volume9,387,945
Market Cap86.881B
Beta1.18
PE Ratio (TTM)18.52
EPS (TTM)88.10
Earnings DateAug 20, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield0.72 (4.36%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-03-08
1y Target Est24.52
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