|Bid||45.00 x 200|
|Ask||46.50 x 200|
|Day's Range||45.89 - 46.30|
|52 Week Range||29.62 - 48.03|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.08|
|Dividend & Yield||2.20 (4.93%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Fueled by a sharp rise in commodities prices, companies like BHP Billiton, Glencore and Rio Tinto are flush with cash again, boosting dividends, cutting debt and shelling out cash for expansions.
BHP Billiton (BHP.AU) (BHP) has succumbed to investor pressure, announcing for the first time that its onshore U.S. shale assets are non-core as its unveiled a lower-than-expected full-year profit of $5.89 billion. BHP Billiton formally announced that it's onshore U.S. shale assets are non-core and it was looking to exit. Elliott has demanded a spin-off of the U.S. shale assets, though BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie said he would prefer to sell them through a number of trade sales.
Copper prices have reacted to fluctuations in inventory levels over the last few quarters.