BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE:BHP)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reissued by stock analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on BHP. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of BHP Billiton in a research report on Saturday, October 8th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BHP Billiton in a research report on Friday, October 21st. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of BHP Billiton in a research report on Friday, October 21st. Macquarie raised shares of BHP Billiton from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 16th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating on shares of BHP Billiton in a research report on Monday, August 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.34.

Analyst Recommendations for BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP)

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) opened at 37.54 on Tuesday. BHP Billiton has a 12-month low of $18.46 and a 12-month high of $39.12. The stock’s market cap is $99.90 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $35.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $31.54.

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Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. ETRADE Capital Management LLC raised its stake in BHP Billiton by 77.1% in the third quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 16,342 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $566,000 after buying an additional 7,115 shares during the period. Brinker Capital Inc. raised its stake in BHP Billiton by 35.4% in the third quarter. Brinker Capital Inc. now owns 13,583 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $471,000 after buying an additional 3,548 shares during the period. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD raised its stake in BHP Billiton by 4.9% in the third quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 147,300 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $5,104,000 after buying an additional 6,900 shares during the period. LPL Financial LLC raised its stake in BHP Billiton by 383.3% in the third quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 42,910 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $1,487,000 after buying an additional 34,032 shares during the period. Finally, Pioneer Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in BHP Billiton by 96.1% in the third quarter. Pioneer Investment Management Inc. now owns 446,415 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $15,469,000 after buying an additional 218,736 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 2.75% of the company’s stock.

BHP Billiton Company Profile

BHP Billiton Limited is a global resources company. The Company is engaged in exploration, development, production, processing and marketing of minerals, such as iron ore, metallurgical and energy coal, copper, aluminum, manganese, uranium, nickel, silver and potash. It is also engaged in exploration, development, production and marketing of conventional and unconventional oil and gas.

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