BHP.AX - BHP Billiton Limited

ASX - ASX Delayed price. Currency in AUD
26.49
-0.19 (-0.71%)
At close: 3:59PM AEDT
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Previous close26.68
Open26.51
Bid27.95 x 654400
Ask25.04 x 4245700
Day's range26.47 - 26.66
52-week range21.85 - 27.95
Volume4,012,143
Avg. volume7,623,290
Market cap141.02B
Beta1.39
PE ratio (TTM)23.99
EPS (TTM)1.1
Earnings date23 Feb. 2017 - 1 Mar. 2017
Forward Dividend & Yield0.57 (2.60%)
Ex-dividend date2017-09-07
1y target est21.66
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  • Barrons.com10 hours ago

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  • AAP4 days ago

    BHP chair cautions activist shareholders

    BHP Billiton's new chairman Ken Mackenzie has cautioned activist shareholders that the board will ultimately determine the company's direction and backed his chief executive's performance. Mr Mackenzie told shareholders at BHP's London annual general meeting he has met with over 100 shareholders during July and August as part of a "listening tour". There had been positive feedback, but he had also been challenged by investors, Mr Mackenzie, a long serving former chief executive of packaging giant Amcor said.

  • BHP Chairman Endorses CEO, Squashing Leadership Speculation
    Bloomberg4 days ago

    BHP Chairman Endorses CEO, Squashing Leadership Speculation

    In Ken MacKenzie’s first annual shareholder meeting as chairman of BHP Billiton Ltd., he gave a strong endorsement of the current chief executive officer, ending speculation over his future at the company....

  • BHP Billiton (BHP) Poised to Grow on Robust Growth Drivers
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    Reduced exploration expenses, higher mining yield and further price escalation of major core metals likely to boost BHP Billiton's near-term results.

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  • BHP Billiton Reports Q1 Operational Results, Reaffirms View
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    BHP Billiton Reports Q1 Operational Results, Reaffirms View

    BHP Billiton's first-quarter fiscal 2018 iron-ore output dipped 3%. The company reaffirmed the productivity guidance for fiscal 2018.

  • World's Largest Miner Warned Bending to Activists Poses Risks for Debt Investors
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    World's Largest Miner Warned Bending to Activists Poses Risks for Debt Investors

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  • Barrons.com6 days ago

    BHP Billiton on Track to Hit Copper, Iron Ore Production Records

    BHP Billiton (BHP.AU) is on track to hit production records in copper and iron ore this financial year. Iron ore production slipped 3% year-on-year in the September quarter to 64 million tonnes due to maintenance and a June fire at its Mt Whaleback screening plant. BHP left full-year production guidance of 275 million to 280 million tonnes unchanged. Copper production rose 14% to 404,000 tonnes, in line with expectations, as the Los Colorados expansion project at Escondida started up.

  • AAP6 days ago

    BHP's iron ore, petroleum output dip

    BHP Billiton has reaffirmed its full-year production guidance for all its commodities despite posting softer quarterly production for iron ore and copper. The resources giant said it produced 64 million tonnes of iron ore at its Western Australian operations in the three months to September 30, down four per cent from a year earlier, with its share dropping three per cent to 56 million tonnes. Petroleum production was also eight per cent lower at 50 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) with its US assets impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

  • BHP Iron Ore Output Misses Estimates
    Bloomberg6 days ago

    BHP Iron Ore Output Misses Estimates

    BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s biggest mining company, said first-quarter iron ore output fell 3 percent on planned maintenance and a fire at its Mt. Whaleback operation in Australia.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Elliott Advisors set to make an entrance at BHP meeting

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  • Miners 'overvalued' in optimistic market
    AAP19 days ago

    Miners 'overvalued' in optimistic market

    Shares in mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are overvalued because investors are "too optimistic" about future growth in demand for commodities, according to a sector analyst. MorningStar's Matthew Hodge has recommended investors reduce their stake in BHP and sell Rio, saying the recent uptick in commodity demand and prices is just a "cyclical upturn" driven by China's 2016 stimulus. The renewed activity from China has helped push BHP and Rio into a strong recovery from steep falls in February 2016, when shares dropped to $14.27 and $37.03, respectively.

  • AAP19 days ago

    Mining giant shares overvalued: analyst

    Shares in mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are overvalued because investors are "too optimistic" about future growth in demand for commodities, according to a sector analyst. MorningStar analyst Matthew Hodge has recommended investors reduce their stake in BHP and sell Rio, saying the recent uptick in commodity demand and prices is just a "cyclical upturn" driven by China's 2016 stimulus. "Long term, structural headwinds remain and China's steel consumption is likely to decline in the next decade," Mr Hodge wrote in a note.

  • BHP Gearing Up to Start Drilling for Oil in Mexico's Deep Waters
    Bloomberg21 days ago

    BHP Gearing Up to Start Drilling for Oil in Mexico's Deep Waters

    BHP Billiton Ltd. is getting closer to drilling its first oil wells in Mexico’s deep waters.

  • Business Wire2 months ago

    Elliott Discloses 5% Shareholding in BHP

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  • Business Wire5 months ago

    Elliott Responds to BHP’s ‘Do Nothing’ Approach to Unlocking Shareholder Value by Encouraging Management to ‘Think Big’

    HONG KONG--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- May 16, 2017--Elliott today responded to the directors of BHP Billiton’s ‘do nothing’ approach to unlocking substantial additional value for its shareholders – reinforcing a call for shareholders worldwide to demand a halt to chronic underperformance at BHP. The response follows BHP’s swift dismissal of Elliott’s comprehensive Shareholder Value Unlock Plan proposals published on April 10, 2017, which offered a range of solutions to increase value and improve capital returns to shareholders. In documents released today, Elliott shows total shareholder returns at BHP have substantially underperformed Rio Tinto, a comparable portfolio, as well as the ASX 200, the FTSE 100 and the S&P 500 over the year to date and for the last two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight years.

  • Miner BHP Billiton rebrands as BHP
    AFP5 months ago

    Miner BHP Billiton rebrands as BHP

    Miner BHP Billiton on Monday announced it would drop the name Billiton in a re-branding exercise to build its standing as a major Australian company rather than a multinational giant. The world's biggest miner's Australian roots stretch back to the Broken Hill Proprietary Company which began operations in the Outback in 1885. It opened head offices in Melbourne the same year, but became BHP Billiton in a merger with the South African company that bore that name in 2001.

  • Australia blocks BHP offshore move, warns of criminal charges
    AFP6 months ago

    Australia blocks BHP offshore move, warns of criminal charges

    A US hedge fund plan for mining giant BHP Billiton to move its primary listing to London was shot down by the Australian government Thursday which warned of criminal charges if it went ahead. New York-based Elliott Advisors, a significant shareholder in the Anglo-Australian company, is pushing for BHP to restructure the business, arguing it could unlock as much as 50 percent more value in the stock. BHP bosses last month rejected the proposal but Australian media reports said representatives from Elliott, run by billionaire Paul Singer, were in Sydney and Melbourne this week to keep up the pressure.

  • BHP copper output slumps, eyes shale sell off
    AFP6 months ago

    BHP copper output slumps, eyes shale sell off

    Mining giant BHP Billiton reported a slump in copper output Wednesday as strike action at the world's largest mine for the metal dented production, while flagging the sale of some US shale assets. The world's biggest miner said copper production slid 44 percent to 227,000 tonnes in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, revising down its annual forecast to between 1.33 million and 1.36 million tonnes. Earlier this month, Rio Tinto also reported a plunge in copper output due to the strike in Chile, where it has a 30 percent interest.

  • Mining giant BHP rejects radical restructure proposal
    AFP6 months ago

    Mining giant BHP rejects radical restructure proposal

    Mining giant BHP Billiton Tuesday rejected an activist hedge fund proposal that it restructure the business and spin off its US petroleum arm, saying the costs and risks outweighed any benefits. New York-based Elliott Advisors, a significant shareholder in the Anglo-Australian company, argued in a letter to directors and the media that its plan could unlock as much as 50 percent more value in the stock. It proposed merging the British and Australian entities into a single Australian-headquartered and Australian tax resident listed company.

  • ABN Newswire7 months ago

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  • Workers end strike at world's biggest copper mine
    AFP7 months ago

    Workers end strike at world's biggest copper mine

    Workers at the world's largest copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, ended a lengthy strike Thursday that had caused turbulence on global markets. With no breakthrough in sight in the testy negotiations, the miners' union decided to invoke an article of Chilean labor law that allows them to keep their old contract for another 18 months, union lawyer Marco Lopez told AFP. "We know it's not good for anybody, and would be a complicated situation," the mine's president, Marcelo Castillo, said just before workers made the announcement.