News articles about BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BHP Billiton earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the mining company an impact score of 45.9791432050614 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- 2 Top Nickel Stocks to Consider Buying Now (finance.yahoo.com)
- Technical Indicators can find some great opportunities on BHP Billiton plc (BBL) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- [$$] BHP sees shale oil output peaking in little over a decade (finance.yahoo.com)
- What’s Happening With These Metals & Minerals Stocks? — BHP Billiton, Cameco, Cleveland-Cliffs, and Cloud Peak Energy (forimmediaterelease.net)
- Identify Buy Sell Signals using Technical Indicators of BHP Billiton plc (BBL) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
Several research firms have commented on BBL. Citigroup reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of BHP Billiton in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BHP Billiton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of BHP Billiton in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Deutsche Bank lowered shares of BHP Billiton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.00.
BBL stock traded up $1.41 on Wednesday, hitting $41.03. 3,188,167 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,029,803. BHP Billiton has a 12-month low of $28.73 and a 12-month high of $45.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.75.
The business also recently disclosed a None dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued a dividend of $1.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.31%. This is an increase from BHP Billiton’s previous None dividend of $0.86.
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BHP Billiton Company Profile
BHP Billiton Plc is a global resources company. The Company is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. Its segments include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.
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