Barclays PLC reiterated their equal weight rating on shares of BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) in a research report released on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 990 ($12.92) target price on the mining company’s stock.
BLT has been the subject of several other reports. BNP Paribas reissued a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,060 ($13.84) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research note on Tuesday, August 23rd. Canaccord Genuity restated a hold rating and issued a GBX 850 ($11.10) target price on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Credit Suisse Group AG upped their target price on BHP Billiton plc from GBX 1,050 ($13.71) to GBX 1,150 ($15.01) and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Monday, September 19th. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on BHP Billiton plc from GBX 1,230 ($16.06) to GBX 1,290 ($16.84) and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Macquarie restated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,070 ($13.97) target price on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a report on Monday, September 5th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 983.75 ($12.84).
BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) traded up 2.54% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 1232.50. The company had a trading volume of 8,878,492 shares. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 65.60 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,058.73 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 930.31. BHP Billiton plc has a 52-week low of GBX 571.60 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,255.00.
In related news, insider Frew,Anita bought 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 998 ($13.03) per share, for a total transaction of £44,910 ($58,621.59).