BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Declares Semi-Annual Dividend of $0.86

Lloyd Doyle
September 17, 2017

The stock recorded a rise in short interest from August 15, 2017 to August 31, 2017 of 7.58%.

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. The value of the company's investment in BHP Billiton plc Sponsored ADR increased from $1,955,000 to $3,980,000 increasing 103.6% for the reporting period.

Bernard Horn decreased its stake in Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL) by 8.69% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. ValuEngine cut shares of BHP Billiton PLC from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) had 53 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) on Monday, November 9 with "Buy" rating. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $34.67. BidaskClub raised shares of BHP Billiton PLC from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. BHP Billiton PLC has a 1-year low of $25.61 and a 1-year high of $39.12. The 50 day moving average went down by -1.15% and the 200 day average moved up $3.42.


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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. The total value of its holdings increased 5,139.1%. CI Investments Inc. now owns 2,168,350 shares of the mining company's stock worth $77,172,000 after buying an additional 119,700 shares in the last quarter. Airain ltd raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton PLC by 184.4% in the fourth quarter. Jane Street Group, LLC bolstered its ownership by buying 431,155 shares an increase of 5,197.8% in the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton PLC by 993.8% in the fourth quarter. Short shares increased 60,872 over that period. Squarepoint Ops LLC owns 7,407 shares worth $228,000. Finally, Russell Frank Co raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton PLC by 75.0% in the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 16,779 shares of the mining company's stock worth $514,000 after purchasing an additional 624 shares in the last quarter.

Polaris Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Bhp Billiton Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $105.01 billion market cap company. The Company is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. The Company's divisions include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal. The Petroleum segment is involved in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

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