Citigroup Downgrades Rating On BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) To "Neutral"

The stock rose 0.66% or $0.26 reaching $39.69 per share.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Finally, First Financial Corp IN increased its position in BHP Billiton Limited by 3.7% in the second quarter. The institutional investor owned 6,570 shares of the mining company's stock after selling 1,460 shares during the period. The institutional investor purchased 3,700 shares of the mining company's stock, valued at approximately $133,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 5,668 shares of the mining company's stock worth $201,000 after buying an additional 85 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its position in shares of BHP Billiton Limited by 330.8% in the first quarter. JP Morgan maintained BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) rating on Wednesday, November 16. The company has a market cap of $104.95 billion, a PE ratio of 42.32 and a beta of 1.09.

BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) has achieved full year 2017 production guidance for petroleum and iron ore with annual production records at Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO), Spence and two Queensland coal mines. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $31.04 and a 200 day moving average price of $32.29. Goldman Sachs Grp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Superior Energy Services, Inc. The SI to Bhp Billiton Limited's float is 0.64%. If you are viewing this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & global copyright law. The correct version of this story can be read at

Australian Foundation most recently reported holding roughly 14,000 of BHP's Australia-listed shares worth $275 million, representing a 0.44% stake in the company, according to FactSet Research Systems Inc. Zacks Investment Research raised BHP Billiton PLC from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. The stock of BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) earned "Sell" rating by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, July 22. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded shares of BHP Billiton plc to a "buy" rating and lifted their price target for the company from GBX 1,400 ($18.28) to GBX 1,600 ($20.89) in a report on Thursday, July 6th. GBX 1157.43's average target is -11.68% below currents GBX 1310.5 stock price.

BHP Billiton Ltd yesterday said it would double the number of onshore U.S. shale rigs, despite a major shareholder pushing for the commodities giant to divest its U.S. oil and gas assets.

The mining giant, still reeling from the fallout from the Samarco dam collapse in Brazil, today said that while iron-ore production rose 4% in the a year ago, copper fell by 16%. Its segments include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal.

Production from BHP's oil and gas business which has come under pressure from activist shareholders keen on a spin-off of the division declined 13% to 208m barrels oil equivalent.