Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

BHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages

Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 6,830 shares of the mining company's stock worth $243,000 after buying an additional 21 shares in the last quarter. About 2.20 million shares traded or 88.03% up from the average. State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) has risen 33.09% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500.

U S Global Investors Inc decreased its stake in Bhp Billiton Ltd (Call) (BHP) by 72.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. With BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) shares passing the 70 level, the stock is now considered to be in overbought territory and ripe for a potential pullback. BHP Billiton plc now has an average analyst recommendation of 1.80 according to analysts.

The stock increased 1.09% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $2.33. In terms of volatility, the average daily high/low percentage range stands at 1.08% for the week and 1.25% for the month.

Stifel Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) by 4.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. It has outperformed by 14.45% the S&P500.

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Among 24 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, June 8 by Drexel Hamilton. Tradewinds Cap Management Ltd Co has invested 0.32% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). The rating was downgraded by SunTrust to "Hold" on Thursday, December 22. Morgan Stanley has "Equal Weight" rating and $78 target. Jefferies maintained it with "Hold" rating and $38.0 target in Thursday, August 31 report. The hedge fund run by Clint Carlson held 440,000 shares of the coal mining company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.60 million, up from 235,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Citigroup upgraded shares of BHP Billiton to a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5 with "Buy". The correct version of this story can be viewed at The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, July 14 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, October 9 by Craig Hallum.

Analysts await At Home Group Inc. (NYSE:QEP) to report earnings on February, 28. 320.54 million shares or 0.16% more from 320.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Its down 61.9% from 380,100 shares previously. The firm's market cap is GBX 71.21 billion. The companyÂ's stores offer approximately 50,000 items, such as accent furniture, frames, pottery, bar stools, garden décor, rugs and mats, bedding and bath products, Halloween decorations, sculptures, beds and mattresses, harvest decorations, silk flowers, candles, home organization products, sofas, chairs, kitchenware, stands, Christmas decorations, lamps, storage products, consumables, mirrors, tables, Easter decorations, patio products, vases, floor plants and trees, pet items, wall arts, food preparation items, pillows and cushions, and window treatments. On a one to five ratings scale where 1.0 indicates a Strong Buy, 2.0 indicates a Buy, 3.0 a Hold, 4.0 a Sell and 5.0 a Stong Sell. Therefore 50% are positive. BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) had 54 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 19 to "Buy". On Wednesday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $38.66. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Thursday, August 31.

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