BHP Billiton (BHP)
BHP Billiton Plc engages in the exploration, development, production, processing and marketing of minerals, and oil and gas. It operates through the following segments: Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal. The Petroleum segment focuses on exploration, development and production of oil and gas. The Copper segment includes mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, and gold. The Iron Ore segment focuses only on mining of iron ore. The Coal segment is the mining of metallurgical coal and thermal (energy) coal. The company was founded on June 29, 2001 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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Blog posts that reference BHP Billiton:
Monday, October 09, 2017
Global Equity Markets in Review
- Positive investor sentiment, strong economic data and renewed expectations of tax reforms lift US stock benchmarks to new highs
- European stocks move higher as investors remain optimistic despite political turbulence in Spain
- Asian markets edge higher as global cues drive sentiment
Saturday, August 26, 2017
• US equity benchmarks finish higher as investors get excited about tax reform.
• European markets finished flat ahead of the annual Jackson Hole Symposium.
• China’s stock market gains ground as investors focus on earnings.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Long a staple of many Australian portfolios and super funds, the ‘Big Australian’ has significantly underperformed the ASX200 over the last few years. Culminating in an annus horribilis in 2015 that saw shareholder value fall by nearly half, BHP’s share price has since staged a strong recovery, and is currently trading around the $23-24 mark after climbing out of the $14 depths it reached in early 2016. Similarly, its 2017 dividend has been announced as 52c/share, comparing favourably with 2016’s disappointing 22c payout. Despite the near 100% rise in 2016, BHP has still significantly underperformed the broader SP/ASX200 index over the last few years.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
• Strong earnings reported by US companies underpin the robust weekly performance by major indices. Trump’s reassurance of slashing taxes and regulations instill confidence in the market. US GDP growth for fourth quarter came in at 1.9% annualised, lower than estimate of 2.2%.
• European indices finished mixed as companies present mixed earnings results.
• Asian markets shrug off protectionist talks, as most of the Asian indices advance despite cancellation
Friday, August 19, 2016
Over the last week a number of big name companies were updated in Skaffold including BHP Billiton, Telstra, Mirvac and QBE. Some other popular stocks that reported this week included JB Hi-Fi, Dominos and Magellan Financial Group. Also discussed a video are REA Group, JB Hi-Fi and Nick Scali.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Skaffold recently added a further 10 stocks to the Swiss market taking the total Swiss stocks covered to almost 50. Switzerland is a small stock market, but it includes some of the world’s largest and most profitable companies.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
In theory dividends should always be paid out of profits. It is how companies pass back some of their success to their shareholders. Companies must choose how much of their profits to pay out as dividends and how much to keep to reinvest in the business. This is known as the payout ratio.
Companies that believe they can generate high returns on the profits they reinvest should keep a high proportion of those profits so they can generate greater wealth for their shareholders in the long term. The company grows through their successful reinvestment, driving up the value of the business and therefore the share price.
Friday, February 26, 2016
The fourth week of reporting season has seen a host of companies reporting including many of the big names. BHP Billiton’s (CODE:BHP) Skaffold score plunged from B3 to C4, as did Woodside Petroleum (CODE:WPL). Magellan Financial Group (CODE:MFG) fell from A1 to A2 as did 3P Learning (CODE:3PL). SG Fleet (SGF) fell from A1 to B3. Telstra (CODE:TLS) remained steady at B3 and Webjet (CODE:WEB) was steady at A2. Qantas (CODE:QAN) rose from C3 to C2. The latest stock to attain an A1 score is Medibank Private (MPL) which rose from A2 to A1.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
In part 3 of our November 2015 webinar Roger and Chris reveal what themes they’re looking into for 2016. Roger talks about the dangers of focusing on yield at the expense of high quality businesses. He analysed the performance of the banks and explained how over time high yields on flat or decreasing ROE will impact the share price. Roger also covers how China’s decline ingrowth is affecting some Australian companies.
Chris then looks at the other side of China and it’s growing middle class population. He shares how the free trade agreement is opening up opportunities for Australian companies to sell into China. He then lists Education and Tourism as two sectors that will thrive in 2016.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
What are the major events of 2015 and how have these impacted ASX stocks? Which stocks will be impacted by US interest rates and the Chinese stock market? How does Greg Canavan and Chris Batchelor find top growth stocks to buy? Which stock stood out this reporting season? All was revealed at Skaffold’s latest webinar.