Jane Street Group LLC cut its position in shares of BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL) by 70.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,295 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 20,136 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC’s holdings in BHP Billiton PLC were worth $258,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. UBS Group AG boosted its position in BHP Billiton PLC by 1.0% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 65,191 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $2,031,000 after buying an additional 670 shares during the period. Montgomery Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BHP Billiton PLC by 2.4% in the first quarter. Montgomery Investment Management Inc. now owns 33,531 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,045,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of BHP Billiton PLC by 1.3% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 63,976 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,933,000 after buying an additional 807 shares during the last quarter. Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of BHP Billiton PLC by 4.8% in the first quarter. Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC now owns 23,915 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $745,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Integrated Investment Consultants LLC boosted its stake in shares of BHP Billiton PLC by 36.5% in the first quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 4,292 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 1,147 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 4.39% of the company’s stock.

BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) traded down 0.75% on Thursday, hitting $35.61. The stock had a trading volume of 1,247,442 shares. The company’s market capitalization is $37.61 billion. BHP Billiton PLC has a 52 week low of $25.18 and a 52 week high of $37.44. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $32.35 and a 200 day moving average of $32.40.

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A number of research firms recently commented on BBL. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of BHP Billiton PLC in a research note on Monday, May 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised BHP Billiton PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $37.00 target price on BHP Billiton PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 19th. ValuEngine downgraded BHP Billiton PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised BHP Billiton PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.50.

About BHP Billiton PLC

BHP Billiton Plc is a global resources company. The Company is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. Its segments include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL)

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