BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-eight analysts that are currently covering the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,041.04 ($12.90).

BLT has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,100 ($13.63) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. RBC Capital Markets set a GBX 1,100 ($13.63) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. HSBC initiated coverage on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a research report on Thursday. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 1,200 ($14.86) price objective for the company. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc from GBX 1,600 ($19.82) to GBX 1,700 ($21.06) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, S&P Global Inc. set a GBX 1,050 ($13.01) price objective on shares of BHP Billiton plc and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th.

In other news, insider Frew,Anita bought 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 998 ($12.36) per share, for a total transaction of £44,910 ($55,629.88).

Shares of BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) opened at 1299.50 on Wednesday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 69.17 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,207.95 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,002.51. BHP Billiton plc has a 12 month low of GBX 571.60 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,396.00.

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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