Published On: Wed, Sep 21st, 2016

Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for BHP Billiton plc (BLT)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for BHP Billiton plc (LON: BLT):

9/21/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 1,135 ($14.82) to GBX 990 ($12.92). They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
9/20/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 640 ($8.35) price target on the stock.
9/20/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group. They now have a GBX 1,250 ($16.32) price target on the stock.
9/20/2016 – BHP Billiton plc was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie to an “outperform” rating. They now have a GBX 1,260 ($16.45) price target on the stock.
9/19/2016 – BHP Billiton plc was downgraded by analysts at Haitong Bank to a “neutral” rating. They now have a GBX 960 ($12.53) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 1,002 ($13.08).
9/19/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from GBX 1,050 ($13.71) to GBX 1,150 ($15.01). They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
9/8/2016 – BHP Billiton plc was given a new GBX 1,100 ($14.36) price target on by analysts at RBC Capital Markets. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
9/7/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its price target raised by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from GBX 975 ($12.73) to GBX 990 ($12.92). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
9/5/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a GBX 1,070 ($13.97) price target on the stock.
9/5/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 1,230 ($16.06) price target on the stock.
8/25/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Investec.
8/24/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a GBX 1,100 ($14.36) price target on the stock.
8/23/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BNP Paribas. They now have a GBX 1,060 ($13.84) price target on the stock.
8/23/2016 – BHP Billiton plc was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group to a “buy” rating. They now have a GBX 1,250 ($16.32) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 1,100 ($14.36).
8/23/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a GBX 1,070 ($13.97) price target on the stock.
8/22/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 1,230 ($16.06) price target on the stock.
8/18/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group from GBX 900 ($11.75) to GBX 1,100 ($14.36). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
8/17/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its price target raised by analysts at BNP Paribas from GBX 900 ($11.75) to GBX 1,060 ($13.84). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
8/17/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a GBX 1,070 ($13.97) price target on the stock.
8/17/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 900 ($11.75) to GBX 1,000 ($13.05). They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock.
8/17/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc..
8/16/2016 – BHP Billiton plc was given a new GBX 900 ($11.75) price target on by analysts at S&P Global Inc.. They now have a “sell” rating on the stock.
8/16/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 665 ($8.68) price target on the stock.
8/16/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a GBX 975 ($12.73) price target on the stock.
8/15/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 1,240 ($16.19) price target on the stock.
8/11/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BNP Paribas. They now have a GBX 900 ($11.75) price target on the stock.
8/9/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a GBX 1,150 ($15.01) price target on the stock.
8/9/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.
7/29/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “sector performer” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a GBX 1,000 ($13.05) price target on the stock.
7/27/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its price target raised by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from GBX 850 ($11.10) to GBX 975 ($12.73). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
7/25/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Investec. They now have a GBX 980 ($12.79) price target on the stock.
7/25/2016 – BHP Billiton plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Shares of BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) opened at 1045.00 on Wednesday. BHP Billiton plc has a 1-year low of GBX 571.60 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,203.50. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 55.61 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,019.76 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 905.43.

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In related news, insider Frew,Anita purchased 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 998 ($13.03) per share, with a total value of £44,910 ($58,621.59).
BHP Billiton Plc is engaged in exploration, development, production, processing and marketing of minerals, in respect of iron ore, metallurgical and energy coal, copper, aluminum, manganese, uranium, nickel, silver and potash, and exploration, development, production and marketing of conventional and unconventional oil and gas.

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