Greenleaf Trust raised its holdings in shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) by 9.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 17,984 shares of the mining company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,504 shares during the quarter. Greenleaf Trust’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $827,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Opera Trading Capital bought a new stake in BHP Billiton during the 4th quarter valued at $106,000. Knowledge Leaders Capital LLC bought a new stake in BHP Billiton during the 3rd quarter valued at $134,000. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its holdings in BHP Billiton by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 5,037 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $180,000 after acquiring an additional 368 shares during the period. Trust Co. of Vermont increased its holdings in shares of BHP Billiton by 37.2% in the fourth quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 4,278 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $197,000 after purchasing an additional 1,161 shares during the period. Finally, Sicart Associates LLC bought a new position in shares of BHP Billiton in the third quarter worth $203,000. 3.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE BHP) opened at $49.28 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 1.85 and a quick ratio of 1.53. BHP Billiton Limited has a 1 year low of $33.37 and a 1 year high of $50.79.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on BHP shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BHP Billiton from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of BHP Billiton from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Cowen upped their price target on shares of BHP Billiton from $45.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein cut shares of BHP Billiton from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $49.55 to $47.00 in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.97.

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BHP Billiton Company Profile

BHP Billiton Limited 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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