Macquarie Reaffirms Outperform Rating for BHP Billiton plc (BLT)

The 7 months Head & Shoulders indicates high risk for the $89.46B company.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Fifth Third Bancorp boosted its stake in BHP Billiton Limited by 14.6% in the first quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 837,654 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $30,424,000 after buying an additional 63,379 shares during the period. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 744,548 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $26,640,000 after buying an additional 669,330 shares during the period. Comerica Bank boosted its position in shares of BHP Billiton Limited by 12.5% in the fourth quarter. GFS Advisors LLC now owns 19,750 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $707,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 27,606 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $988,000 after buying an additional 263 shares during the period.

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) traded down 1.21% during trading on Monday, reaching $30.90. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,350,535 shares. BHP Billiton plc has a 52 week low of $22.37 and a 52 week high of $37.44. The firm's 50 day moving average is GBX 1,203.81 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,304.74. The firm has a market cap of $82.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.15 and a beta of 1.20.

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Several research firms recently commented on BHP.

BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)'s stock had its "outperform" rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Macquarie in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 16th. HSBC Holdings plc raised BHP Billiton Limited from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and cut their price objective for the company from $41.79 to $25.75 in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a "sector performer" rating and set a GBX 1,625 ($21.14) target price on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $36.00.

BHP Billiton Limited is a global resources company. The Firm is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. Its segments include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal.

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