BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) was down 0% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as GBX 1,403 ($18.88) and last traded at GBX 1,415 ($19.04). Approximately 8,857,898 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 15% from the average daily volume of 7,720,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,415 ($19.04).

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on BLT shares. Deutsche Bank upped their price target on BHP Billiton from GBX 1,600 ($21.53) to GBX 1,650 ($22.21) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Citigroup raised BHP Billiton to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Barclays increased their target price on BHP Billiton from GBX 1,300 ($17.50) to GBX 1,375 ($18.51) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Jefferies Group increased their target price on BHP Billiton from GBX 1,450 ($19.52) to GBX 1,500 ($20.19) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,320 ($17.77) target price on shares of BHP Billiton in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,367.81 ($18.41).

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BHP Billiton Company Profile

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.

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