Barclays PLC reiterated their equal weight rating on shares of BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) in a report published on Thursday morning. They currently have a GBX 990 ($12.92) price target on the mining company’s stock.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on BLT. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a GBX 1,050 ($13.71) target price on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a neutral rating and set a GBX 1,100 ($14.36) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. RBC Capital Markets set a GBX 1,100 ($14.36) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a sector performer rating and set a GBX 900 ($11.75) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 880 ($11.49) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target 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. 8,878,492 shares of the stock traded hands. BHP Billiton plc has a 1-year low of GBX 571.60 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,255.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 65.60 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,058.73 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 930.31.

In other BHP Billiton plc news, insider Frew,Anita bought 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 6th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 998 ($13.03) per share, for a total transaction of £44,910 ($58,621.59).

BHP Billiton plc Company Profile

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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