Recent Research Experts' Ratings Updates for BHP Billiton plc (BLT)

Marco Green
April 21, 2018

After the giving short look at one day return of BHP Billiton Limited it is observed that BHP reported down return of -0.79% in last trading session. About 91,219 shares traded. In Wednesday, April 11 report Deutsche Bank upgraded it to "Buy" rating and GBX 1700 target. It has underperformed by 34.51% the S&P500. The hedge fund run by Bernard Horn held 4.56 million shares of the coal mining company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $183.68M, up from 4.24M at the end of the previous reported quarter.

BHP Billiton Plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a resources firm that discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally.The firm is valued at 81.69 billion GBP. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $61.6. The company's market cap is $127.09 Billion, and the average volume is $3.02 Million. If market is up, the stock should outperform by positive momentum and if the market heads lower, the stock should go down by same tendency.

Autus Asset Management Llc, which manages about $447.84M and $548.20M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) by 1,112 shares to 23,098 shares, valued at $8.43 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Us Foods Hldg Corp by 816,778 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 778,831 shares, and cut its stake in Take (NASDAQ:TTWO).

BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) shares have seen 1.66% volatility for the week as the shares moved 2.91% over the past five trading days. Therefore 50% are positive. Citigroup upgraded shares of BHP Billiton from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Hold" rating and $52.0 target in Tuesday, January 9 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, August 4. On Friday, March 9 Investec maintained BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) with "Buy" rating. On Wednesday, April 4 the stock has "Sector Performer" rating by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank downgraded BHP Billiton from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, September 14. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Clarkson Platou given on Tuesday, November 17. BMO Capital Markets initiated Endeavour Silver Corp. It's up 0.08, from 1.12 in 2017Q3.

Leggett & Platt Inc (LEG) investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q4 2017. Advisory Svcs Network Limited Liability holds 23,173 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. (NYSE:GE) stake by 683,234 shares and now owns 266,873 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys accumulated 0% or 53,582 shares. New Vernon Investment Management Ltd Liability holds 0.53% or 8,800 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Management owns 0% invested in Brightcove Inc. Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV). Litespeed Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 1.08 million shares or 7.42% of its portfolio.

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