Capital Innovations LLC boosted its holdings in shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) by 36.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 8,865 shares of the mining company’s stock after buying an additional 2,360 shares during the period. Capital Innovations LLC’s holdings in BHP Billiton Limited were worth $316,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd bought a new stake in BHP Billiton Limited during the second quarter valued at $4,230,000. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its stake in BHP Billiton Limited by 50.6% during the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 41,049 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $1,461,000 after buying an additional 13,791 shares during the period. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new stake in BHP Billiton Limited during the second quarter valued at $2,134,000. GAM Holding AG bought a new stake in BHP Billiton Limited during the second quarter valued at $1,566,000. Finally, V Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in BHP Billiton Limited during the second quarter valued at $133,000. 2.98% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several research firms recently issued reports on BHP. Exane BNP Paribas lowered BHP Billiton Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. BNP Paribas downgraded BHP Billiton Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. downgraded BHP Billiton Limited from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded BHP Billiton Limited from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded BHP Billiton Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. BHP Billiton Limited currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.61.
The firm also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 26th. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th were issued a $0.86 dividend. This is an increase from BHP Billiton Limited’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.04%.
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BHP Billiton Limited 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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