BHP.AX - BHP Billiton Limited

ASX - ASX Delayed Price. Currency in AUD
27.31
+0.36 (+1.34%)
At close: 4:10PM AEDT
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Previous Close26.95
Open27.15
Bid27.29 x 40000
Ask27.35 x 1200000
Day's Range27.11 - 27.39
52 Week Range21.85 - 27.95
Volume7,039,484
Avg. Volume7,554,225
Market Cap145.39B
Beta1.39
PE Ratio (TTM)24.74
EPS (TTM)1.1
Earnings DateFeb 23, 2017 - Mar 1, 2017
Dividend & Yield0.57 (2.60%)
Ex-Dividend Date2017-09-07
1y Target Est22.46
  • Reuters6 hours ago

    Copper miner explores standalone energy options in Australia

    Oz Minerals (OZL.AX) could build standalone renewable power plants to ensure uninterrupted electrical supplies to its copper mines, managing director Andrew Cole said on Tuesday, a move that would protect it from blackouts of the type seen last year. Cole said he was open to developing independent sources of energy - solar, wind and thermal - to mitigate the uncertainty in price and availability of electricity in South Australia state, which is notorious for sudden power outages. "We're certainly looking at those technologies for our current operations, our projects and future projects," Cole told Reuters.

  • Reuters10 hours ago

    Rio Tinto iron ore shipments climb on rail upgrade, on track for annual target

    Global miner Rio Tinto on Tuesday said it had lifted its third quarter iron ore shipments by 6 percent after modernizing its haulage railway in Australia's outback, but cut its production target for copper due to delays at a major mine in Chile. Rio Tinto, which competes with Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd in the seaborne-traded iron ore market, maintained its target to ship 330 million tonnes of the steelmaking ingredient in 2017. The strong quarter comes after a sluggish first half when bad weather and rail track maintenance crimped iron ore production.

  • Reuters14 hours ago

    Rio Tinto iron ore shipments climb on rail upgrade, on track for annual target

    Global miner Rio Tinto on Tuesday said it had lifted its third quarter iron ore shipments by 6 percent after modernizing its haulage railway in Australia's outback, but cut its production target for copper due to delays at a major mine in Chile. Rio Tinto, which competes with Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd in the seaborne-traded iron ore market, maintained its target to ship 330 million tonnes of the steelmaking ingredient in 2017. The strong quarter comes after a sluggish first half when bad weather and rail track maintenance crimped iron ore production.

  • Reuters23 hours ago

    Miners provide foundation for FTSE while ConvaTec plummets

    By Helen Reid and Kit Rees LONDON (Reuters) - Medical device firm ConvaTec was bruised after a profit warning on Monday, but mining companies stemmed broader losses on the FTSE share index. Britain's FTSE ...

  • Spanish shares lag European markets on Catalonia uncertainty
    Reutersyesterday

    Spanish shares lag European markets on Catalonia uncertainty

    By Danilo Masoni MILAN (Reuters) - Spanish stocks lagged a steady European market on Monday as uncertainty over the Catalonia crisis and a profit warning from renewables energy firm Siemens Gamesa weighed. ...

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Elliott Advisors set to make an entrance at BHP meeting

    Elliott Advisors, the activist investor run by billionaire Paul Singer, is expected to attend BHP Billiton's annual shareholder meeting in London this week, as it continues to press for strategic change ...

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Mitsui to build BHP desalination plant in Chile

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsui & Co plans to build a desalination plant for BHP Billiton Plc's (BLT.L) Spence copper mine in Chile, it said on Thurday. Mitsui is building the plant through a joint ...

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Mitsui to build BHP desalination plant in Chile

    Japan's Mitsui & Co plans to build a desalination plant for BHP Billiton Plc's Spence copper mine in Chile, it said on Thurday. Mitsui is building the plant through a joint operation with Técnicas de Desalinazación de Aguas, S.A., it said in a statement. Reuters reported on Aug. 10 that a number of other companies including a consortium of Canada's Brookfield Asset Management and Spain's Acciona had also bid on the $800 million project, but BHP had selected the Mitsui group to go ahead with bilateral negotiations, sources said.

  • TheStreet.com6 days ago

    Smith & Nephew Surges to Record High on Reports of Elliott Stake

    Paul Singer's Elliott is said to have started building a stake in the maker of artificial hips and knees, sending shares higher.

  • Reuters7 days ago

    Elliott tours BHP investors in renewed push for radical shake-up - sources

    Activist investor Elliott has embarked on an international tour of BHP Billiton's biggest shareholders as it presses ahead with its campaign to force a radical shake-up of the FTSE 100 mining giant, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Representatives from Elliott have in the last month met with major BHP investors based in London, South Africa and Australia to lay out the activist fund's arguments for an overhaul of the miner, the two sources said. In the meetings, Elliott has reiterated its view that BHP should scrap its dual listing structure by abolishing its British company, the people said.

  • Reuters8 days ago

    BHP Billiton to progress on output resumption at Gulf platforms

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Australian oil producer BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) started mobilizing staff to its Neptune and Shenzi platforms at the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Nate, expecting to make progress ...

  • BHP Billiton Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BHP-AU : October 9, 2017
    Capital Cube8 days ago

    BHP Billiton Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BHP-AU : October 9, 2017

    Categories: Yahoo FinanceGet full CapitalCube analysis *Disclaimer : This is as of previous day’s closing price. Technical Indicators Below is a quick look at 5 technical indicators for BHP Billiton Ltd.. More studies are available on the Technical Chart. Indicator Signal Closing Price above/below 50 Day Moving Average Bullish Closing Price above/below 200 Day Moving Average Bullish ... Read more (Read more...)

  • When Should You Sell BHP Billiton plc (LSE:BLT)?
    Simply Wall St.11 days ago

    When Should You Sell BHP Billiton plc (LSE:BLT)?

    BHP Billiton plc (LSE:BLT) is trading with a trailing P/E of 16.3x, which is higher than the industry average of 11.2x. While this makes BLT appear like a stock toRead More...

  • Reuters12 days ago

    Australia closing in on Qatar as world's top LNG exporter

    Australia expects to increase exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 16 percent from mid-2018 as $180 billion in new projects hit their stride, nearly catching up with Qatar, the world's top supplier. Rising LNG exports coupled with higher prices for steel-making commodities and thermal coal should see Australia's overall resource and energy export earnings increase 2 percent in the year to end-June 2018, to a record A$211 billion ($165 billion), the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science said on Friday. Australia's LNG exports are forecast to climb to 74 million tonnes in the year to end-June 2019, from 63.8 million tonnes forecast for this year and 52 million tonnes last year.

  • Reuters13 days ago

    Robots under Swedish forest breathe life into ancient mines

    Hundreds of metres below the lush forests of rural Sweden, one of the world’s most ancient mines has been transformed into one of the most modern.Sensors linked to robotic equipment in Boliden’s Garpenberg zinc mine – which has been in operation since the 13th century - feed data to operators above ground as screens blink and flash in a nearby control room.     Boliden is at the forefront of a global transformation in which mining companies are exploiting huge amounts of data being crunched by computers to dramatically boost productivity and cut costs. The advances at Garpenberg, however, have only scratched the surface in exploiting the new technology.

  • Reuters13 days ago

    Robots under Swedish forest breathe life into ancient mines

    Sensors linked to robotic equipment in Boliden’s Garpenberg zinc mine – which has been in operation since the 13th century - feed data to operators above ground as screens blink and flash in a nearby control room. Boliden is at the forefront of a global transformation in which mining companies are exploiting huge amounts of data being crunched by computers to dramatically boost productivity and cut costs. The advances at Garpenberg, however, have only scratched the surface in exploiting the new technology.

  • Does BHP Billiton Limited’s (ASX:BHP) PE Ratio Signal A Selling Opportunity?
    Simply Wall St.13 days ago

    Does BHP Billiton Limited’s (ASX:BHP) PE Ratio Signal A Selling Opportunity?

    BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) is trading with a trailing P/E of 18.5x, which is higher than the industry average of 13x. While this makes BHP appear like a stock toRead More...

  • Capital Cube14 days ago

    ETFs with exposure to BHP Billiton Ltd. : October 3, 2017

    Categories: ETFs Yahoo FinanceClick here to see latest analysis ETFs with exposure to BHP Billiton Ltd. Here are 5 ETFs with the largest exposure to BHP-AU. Comparing the performance and risk of BHP Billiton Ltd. with the ETFs that have exposure to it gives us some ETF choices that could give us similar returns with lower volatility. Ticker ... Read more (Read more...)

  • BHP Gearing Up to Start Drilling for Oil in Mexico's Deep Waters
    Bloomberg15 days ago

    BHP Gearing Up to Start Drilling for Oil in Mexico's Deep Waters

    BHP Billiton Ltd. is getting closer to drilling its first oil wells in Mexico’s deep waters.

  • TheStreet.com18 days ago

    Iron Ore Poised for Further Falls as Beijing Clamps Down on Polluting Smelters

    China's efforts to ease winter smog will lead to reduced steel smelting, weighing further on iron ore prices that have already dipped 20% this month.

  • Barrons.com20 days ago

    BHP says Steel Demand to Surge Under China's Belt and Road

    BHP Billiton (BHP.AU) says that China's Belt and Road initiative could result in up to 150 million tonnes of additional steel demand, which will drive demand for raw materials. The Belt and Road (BRI) project is President Xi Jinping's adaptation of the historical Silk Road connecting China with 68 countries covering Eurasia, parts of Africa and Oceania. In a report released on Monday, the world's biggest miner identified 400 core infrastructure projects spanning power, railways and pipelines costing an estimated USD1.3 trillion which will 'help to sustain Chinese steel production run rates at high levels over the next decade": Such investment would drive significant demand for construction materials and equipment, leading to an increase in direct and indirect demand for steel.

  • Barrons.com21 days ago

    Rio Tinto: No Longer a Canaccord Top Pick

    The mining giant Rio Tinto (RIO) has had a good year, with its U.S.-listed shares up more than 45% over the past 12 months. The stock has been a top pick for the metals and mining analysts over at Canaccord Genuity for the past two years, fueled in part by better-than-expected iron ore prices and a bottom half of the cycle recovery where investors have favored safety and cash distribution. Canaccord’s Tim Huff and Des Kilalea downgraded Rio Tinto from a Buy to a Hold and cut the price target from 4525p to 3780p.

  • Bloomberg21 days ago

    BHP Says Belt and Road Initiative to Sustain China Steel Output

    China’s $1.3 trillion Belt and Road Initiative will help support steel output and export growth in the world’s largest producer for the next 10 years, according to BHP Billiton Ltd.

  • Barrons.com22 days ago

    Companies That Might Purchase BHP Billiton's U.S. Shale Assets

    BHP Billiton (BHP) recently announced that it is planning on exiting the U.S. onshore shale business, and BMO Capital Markets’ Brendan Warn and his team take a look at who might be interested in acquiring its assets. Warn estimates that the overall potential value of BHP’s onshore assets in the U.S. is between $6.7 billion and $9.1 billion.