BLT.L - BHP Billiton plc

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
1,521.80
-14.40 (-0.94%)
As of 8:17AM BST. Market open.
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Previous Close1,536.20
Open1,528.60
Bid1,521.80 x 126000
Ask1,522.00 x 50000
Day's Range1,519.80 - 1,534.80
52 Week Range1,103.00 - 1,662.40
Volume232,086
Avg. Volume9,945,785
Market Cap81.015B
Beta1.16
PE Ratio (TTM)17.27
EPS (TTM)88.10
Earnings DateFeb 19, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield0.72 (4.72%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-03-08
1y Target Est21.87
  • Reuters3 days ago

    Union at BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile says no advance deal likely

    The union of workers at BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, told Reuters on Tuesday it had made little progress on an early contract deal with management, making it "highly likely" that no agreement would be struck before official talks begin in June. The union accepted an offer to begin early negotiations with the Anglo-Australian miner in March in an effort to avoid another strike at the northern Chile mine. In a brief interview with Reuters, union spokesman Carlos Allendes said it was "highly likely" that talks would extend into June as the company had made only "marginal and insufficient" concessions to union proposals.

  • 4 Mining Stocks in Focus on Unpredictable Iron Ore Prices
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    4 Mining Stocks in Focus on Unpredictable Iron Ore Prices

    Last week, iron ore prices logged the largest gain of 2018, climbing nearly 7% till Apr 19. People’s Bank of China’s decision to trim the reserve ratio requirement (RRR) and soaring crude oil prices were primarily the two major catalysts to the rally. Some analysts believe that speculative trading activity in the market backed the price upswing as several rebar traders are now investing in raw materials.

  • Reuters7 days ago

    Cochilco forecasts Chile's 2018 copper output up 4.3 pct

    Chilean copper commission Cochilco forecast on Friday that Chile would produce 5.76 million tonnes of the red metal in 2018, up 4.3 percent from 2017, while estimating copper prices at $3.06 per pound this year. The projections follow a difficult year for the world's top copper producer in 2017, after workers at BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, walked off the job for a month and a half, putting a dent in Chile's economy and sending shockwaves through the market. "We receive these projections with optimism...though we must be cautious about the risks that continue to exist in the market," said Pablo Terrazas, Chile's undersecretary of mining.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] BHP Billiton cuts iron ore production forecast

    BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest mining company, has cut production guidance for its most important commodity after problems with the giant machines used to pick up and empty rail cars loaded with iron ore. It blamed the downgrade on “car dumper reliability issues as we push to record levels of production” at its operations in western Australia. Iron ore is BHP’s main source of earnings.

  • Reuters8 days ago

    BHP cuts 2018 iron ore forecast, cites rail car upload problems

    BHP Billiton Ltd cut its 2018 fiscal year iron ore output guidance on Thursday citing issues in its railroad car unloading system, while also slightly raising its copper output expectations given higher production at the Escondida mine. A car dumper is a machine that unloads bulk cargoes from rail road cars. Overall, the outcome of the global miner's third quarter production was balanced as lower iron ore output and eased guidance should be broadly offset by a slight pick up in third quarter copper production and upgraded guidance, said Sydney-based brokerage Shaw and Partners in a report.

  • The Wall Street Journal8 days ago

    [$$] BHP Trims Iron Ore, Olympic Dam Output Forecasts

    Ltd. (BHP.AU) said it would produce less iron ore than expected this fiscal year because of unplanned maintenance work, and also cut expectations for its Olympic Dam copper mine in Australia. BHP, the world’s top listed miner, on Thursday reported iron-ore production of 58 million metric tons for the three months through March, up 8% on-year but 6% lower than the quarter immediately prior. The company meantime lowered fiscal-year production guidance for its Olympic Dam mine in southern Australia to roughly 135,000 tons from 150,000 tons because of a slower-than-anticipated ramp up following maintenance work there.

  • Reuters8 days ago

    BHP cuts 2018 iron ore forecast, cites rail car upload problems

    BHP Billiton Ltd cut its 2018 fiscal year iron ore output guidance on Thursday citing issues in its railroad car unloading system, while also slightly raising its copper output expectations given higher production at the Escondida mine. A car dumper is a machine that unloads bulk cargoes from rail road cars. Overall, the outcome of the global miner's third quarter production was balanced as lower iron ore output and eased guidance should be broadly offset by a slight pick up in third quarter copper production and upgraded guidance, said Sydney-based brokerage Shaw and Partners in a report.

  • Reuters8 days ago

    BHP 3rd-quarter iron ore output up 8 pct, cuts forecast

    BHP Billiton Ltd said on Thursday its third quarter iron ore production rose 8 percent, but cut its 2018 fiscal year iron ore output guidance citing issues in its railroad cars unloading system. BHP's ...

  • BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (BBL) Enters Produce Nickel Sulphate Venture
    InvestorPlace8 days ago

    BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (BBL) Enters Produce Nickel Sulphate Venture

    The company said that it sees the battery minerals industry as being in short supply right now, which is prompting it to explore the production of nickel sulphate from its nickel refinery in Western Australia. It will also be considering the production of cobalt, according to a company executive. BHP Billiton believes this will be a profitable business venture due to the fact that cobalt and nickel are both key ingredients for the production of lithium ion batteries, which means that a demand for this product will increase as more global automakers start producing electric vehicles.

  • Reuters9 days ago

    Stellar gains for miners and weak sterling send FTSE 100 surging

    By Julien Ponthus and Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - Surging mining stocks and a fall in the pound boosted Britain's FTSE 100 on Wednesday, with metals prices climbing on supply concerns and data showing ...

  • BHP Billiton to produce nickel sulphate next year, eying cobalt on battery boom
    Reuters9 days ago

    BHP Billiton to produce nickel sulphate next year, eying cobalt on battery boom

    BHP Billiton (BHP.AX)(BLT.L) is expanding its business as a supplier of battery minerals at its nickel refinery in Western Australia, planning to start producing nickel sulphate next year and looking at cobalt output as well, a company executive said. Cobalt and nickel are both critical ingredients for lithium ion batteries, and are expected to see a boom in demand as global automakers transition into producing electric vehicles. After the DRC, Australia has the world's second-largest mineral reserves.

  • Reuters9 days ago

    Woodside sees new momentum on long-delayed Browse gas project

    The long-delayed Browse gas project off Western Australia has gained key support, with partners in the North West Shelf liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant aiming to agree on a tariff by end-June to handle Browse gas, Woodside Petroleum's chief executive said on Wednesday. Browse is seen as a key source of growth for Woodside but has been stuck on the drawing board for years as plans for onshore and floating LNG development estimated at $30 billion to $45 billion were scrapped. The plan now is to develop the giant gas field to feed the North West Shelf plant, Australia's biggest LNG plant, when its current gas source runs dry in the 2020s.

  • Interested In BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)? Here’s What Its Recent Performance Looks Like
    Simply Wall St.10 days ago

    Interested In BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)? Here’s What Its Recent Performance Looks Like

    Examining BHP Billiton plc’s (LSE:BLT) past track record of performance is a valuable exercise for investors. It enables us to understand whether the company has met or exceed expectations, whichRead More...

  • Reuters10 days ago

    After setbacks, Anglo American counting on turnaround for Minas-Rio mine

    Two leaks in a month, a 90-day outage and $58 million (£40.4 million) in fines is not enough to temper Anglo American's (AAL.L) ambition for its long-delayed, multi-billion dollar Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil. Purchased at the height of the commodities boom a decade ago for $5.5 billion, Anglo American was once counting on Minas-Rio to produce 26.5 million tonnes of iron ore by 2016. The mine's strength is its high-grade iron ore that commands a premium as the world's biggest commodity consumer China seeks to cut pollution.

  • Should You Sell BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) At This PE Ratio?
    Simply Wall St.10 days ago

    Should You Sell BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) At This PE Ratio?

    BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) is trading with a trailing P/E of 26.2x, which is higher than the industry average of 14x. While this makes BHP appear like a stock toRead More...

  • Reuters11 days ago

    Factbox - Activist Elliott's European holdings and campaigns

    (Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott has disclosed a 460 million pound ($656 million) position in Britain's biggest hotel and coffee-shop operator Whitbread Plc (WTB.L). Elliott's stake of more than 6 ...

  • MarketWatch16 days ago

    FTSE 100 ends at a 6-week high as China’s Xi calms tariff-weary market

    U.K. stocks on Tuesday finish at the highest level in about six weeks, joining a global equity rally spurred by comments from President Xi Jinping, who promises to open China’s markets.

  • Miners boost FTSE 100 to six-week high as trade tensions ease
    Reuters17 days ago

    Miners boost FTSE 100 to six-week high as trade tensions ease

    By Kit Rees and Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - Recovering mining stocks boosted Britain's top share index to its highest in six weeks on Tuesday, as concerns around global trade continued to ease. The blue-chip ...

  • Is BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) a Great Stock for Value Investors?
    Zacks17 days ago

    Is BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) a Great Stock for Value Investors?

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    Zacks22 days ago

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amazon, Visa, BHP Billiton, Mondelez and Alibaba

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  • Bloomberg22 days ago

    Top Miner BHP Quits World Coal Association Over Climate Clash

    BHP Billiton Ltd. has severed ties with the World Coal Association over a clash of views on how to combat climate change, with the mining giant saying it’ll reap little benefit from staying on as a member....

  • BHP says to quit global coal lobby group, stick with U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Reuters22 days ago

    BHP says to quit global coal lobby group, stick with U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Global miner BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) said on Thursday it had made a final decision to leave the World Coal Association (WCA) over differences on climate change but would remain a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It said in December it had taken a preliminary decision to withdraw from the WCA, pending a full review. The miner came under pressure from Australian green groups last year to leave any industry associations with policies that fail to match the company's support of the 2015 Paris climate accord.

  • BHP says to quit global coal lobby group, stick with U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Reuters22 days ago

    BHP says to quit global coal lobby group, stick with U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Global miner BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) said on Thursday it had made a final decision to leave the World Coal Association (WCA) over differences on climate change but would remain a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It said in December it had taken a preliminary decision to withdraw from the WCA, pending a full review. The miner came under pressure from Australian green groups last year to leave any industry associations with policies that fail to match the company's support of the 2015 Paris climate accord.

  • BHP Union Leader Sees Good Prospects for Wage Deal at Giant Mine
    Bloomberg22 days ago

    BHP Union Leader Sees Good Prospects for Wage Deal at Giant Mine

    Copper bulls battered by trade tensions have some more bad news to deal with from Chile, where the union at BHP Billiton Ltd.’s Escondida gave the strongest indication yet the giant mine may avoid a strike ...

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