Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC boosted its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 1.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,689,115 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,400 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $74,287,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of BBL. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of BHP Billiton during the 2nd quarter valued at $112,000. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI acquired a new stake in shares of BHP Billiton during the 2nd quarter valued at $203,000. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of BHP Billiton during the 2nd quarter valued at $205,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc boosted its stake in shares of BHP Billiton by 1,400.0% during the 2nd quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 6,000 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $269,000 after buying an additional 5,600 shares during the period. Finally, Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of BHP Billiton during the 3rd quarter valued at $271,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 4.18% of the company’s stock.

BBL stock opened at $40.71 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 2.51 and a quick ratio of 2.24. BHP Billiton plc has a 1 year low of $35.50 and a 1 year high of $47.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $43.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 1.11.

BBL has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BHP Billiton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 12th. ValuEngine raised shares of BHP Billiton from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 14th. Investec raised shares of BHP Billiton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of BHP Billiton from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $42.50.

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BHP Billiton Company Profile

BHP Billiton Plc, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. It operates through four segments: Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal. The company explores for copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical coal, energy coal, and oil and gas.

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