Shares of BHP Group PLC (LON:BHP) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,726.54 ($22.56).

Several research firms recently commented on BHP. Liberum Capital reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of BHP Group in a research note on Tuesday, January 15th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and issued a GBX 1,525 ($19.93) price target on shares of BHP Group in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BHP Group in a report on Friday, January 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 1,940 ($25.35) price target on shares of BHP Group and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 29th. Finally, UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BHP Group in a report on Wednesday, January 23rd.

LON:BHP traded down GBX 32.20 ($0.42) during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting GBX 1,902.80 ($24.86). 3,579,183 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $40.19 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.58. BHP Group has a twelve month low of GBX 1,486.60 ($19.43) and a twelve month high of GBX 1,950 ($25.48). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 48.30, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.13.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 7th were issued a $0.55 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 7th. BHP Group’s payout ratio is 0.75%.

BHP Group Company Profile

BHP Group discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical and energy coal.

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