South Texas Money Management Ltd. Raises Stake in BHP Billiton plc (BBL)

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Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.90 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.53 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.51. The company's market cap is GBX 74.34 billion. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 799,280 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $24,583,000 after purchasing an additional 114,975 shares during the last quarter. About 1.59 million shares traded or 9.66% up from the average.

5 analysts on average are expecting BHP Billiton Limited to report earnings of $1.74 per share for the current quarter.

Hahn Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) by 9.96% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas. About 838,576 shares traded. 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) has risen 18.59% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Northern Trust Corp Has $47.15 Million Holdings in BHP Billiton PLC (BBL)" was first reported by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS.

Recently stock market analysts have updated their consensus ratings on shares of BHP Billiton (LON:BLT). Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "BHP Billiton: High And Secure Dividends" with publication date: August 22, 2017 was also an interesting one.

(The) restated a "sell" rating and issued a GBX 1,075 ($14.13) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Therefore 50% are positive.

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23/08/2017 - BHP Billiton had its "Hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, April 12. The firm has "Strong-Buy" rating by Vetr given on Wednesday, September 2.

A number of research firms have weighed in on BHP.

08/23/2016 - BHP Billiton plc was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to "Hold" on Thursday, June 8. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. A key indicator that can help investors determine if a stock might be a quality investment is the Return on Equity or ROE. BHP Billiton Limited has 3 buy ratings, 2 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -7.35% from its high of $44.62 to a $110.05 billion market value through last close. Therefore 88% are positive.

BBL has been the topic of several analyst reports. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Seaport Global given on Friday, March 31. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. An ROI of 8.70% for BHP Billiton plc evaluates and compares the efficiency of the various numbers of investments relative to the cost of investments. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by Topeka Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Wednesday, August 5. On Thursday, October 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Itau BBA to "Outperform". (NYSE:HBI) by 76,392 shares to 654,725 shares, valued at $15.16B in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC grew its holdings in BHP Billiton PLC by 4.1% during the second quarter.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.54 million shares versus an average volume of 2.43 million shares during last trading session. CHEATWOOD CHRIS J had sold 5,749 shares worth $999,119. Its down 0.04, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 45 investors sold MMM shares while 589 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 236 raised stakes. 387.02 million shares or 0.60% more from 384.71 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Sector Gamma As holds 3.91% of its portfolio in Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp for 493,230 shares. Wolverine Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 5,000 shares. Don't invest based exclusively on it. Peapack Gladstone Financial accumulated 0% or 75,445 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board accumulated 253,100 shares. The stock rose 2.01% or $0.73 reaching $36.86 per share.