BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)‘s stock had its “sector performer” rating restated by equities researchers at Royal Bank Of Canada in a report released on Thursday.
BLT has been the topic of several other research reports. RBC Capital Markets set a GBX 1,100 ($14.36) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Macquarie raised BHP Billiton plc to an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 1,260 ($16.45) target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 20th. Jefferies Group raised BHP Billiton plc to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from GBX 1,100 ($14.36) to GBX 1,250 ($16.32) in a research report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,100 ($14.36) target price on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 640 ($8.35) target price on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research report on Tuesday, September 20th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 984.11 ($12.85).
Shares of BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) opened at 1204.00 on Thursday. BHP Billiton plc has a one year low of GBX 571.60 and a one year high of GBX 1,217.00. The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,055.18 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 929.45. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 64.08 billion.
In related news, insider Frew,Anita bought 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 998 ($13.03) per share, for a total transaction of £44,910 ($58,621.59).
About BHP Billiton plc
BHP Billiton Plc is engaged in exploration, development, production, processing and marketing of minerals, in respect of iron ore, metallurgical and energy coal, copper, aluminum, manganese, uranium, nickel, silver and potash, and exploration, development, production and marketing of conventional and unconventional oil and gas.
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