Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) Stock Price

News articles about BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BHP Billiton PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the mining company an impact score of 46.5167804673322 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) traded up 1.77% on Tuesday, hitting $36.77. BHP Billiton PLC has a 1-year low of $28.73 and a 1-year high of $39.12. The company has a market cap of $97.87 billion, a PE ratio of 16.65 and a beta of 1.01. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $36.83 and a 200-day moving average of $33.27.

The business also recently declared a None dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 26th. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th were issued a $0.86 dividend. This is an increase from BHP Billiton PLC’s previous None dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.73%.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. ValuEngine lowered BHP Billiton PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $37.00 price target on BHP Billiton PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. BidaskClub raised BHP Billiton PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised BHP Billiton PLC from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.00.

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BHP Billiton PLC 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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