BHP BHP Billiton Ltd.

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  • BHP
  • Price as of: Dec 19, 04:42 PM EST
  • $48.46
  • +$1.76
  • +3.8%
  • Industry
  • Industrial metals & minerals
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BHP Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    4.99% Basic Materials Average 4.85%
  • Annual Payout
    $2.42 Paid Semi-annual
  • Payout Ratio
    62.2% EPS $3.89
  • Dividend Growth
    3 yrs Since 2011
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Dividend.com DARS Rating™ Breakdown for BHP

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Relative Strength Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock is slightly underperforming.
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Growth History

BHP Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for BHP 10.1% 3.6% 3 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

BHP Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$2.3200 2013 3.6%
$2.2400 2012 10.9%
Historical Dividend Data

BHP Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$1.2400 2014-09-03 2014-09-05 2014-09-23 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$1.1800 2014-03-05 2014-03-07 2014-03-26 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$1.1800 2013-09-04 2013-09-06 2013-09-25 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$1.1400 2013-03-06 2013-03-08 2013-03-28 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$1.1400 2012-09-05 2012-09-07 2012-09-28 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$1.1000 2012-02-29 2012-03-02 2012-03-22 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$1.1000 2011-09-07 2011-09-09 2011-09-29 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.9200 2011-03-09 2011-03-11 2011-03-31 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.9000 2010-09-08 2010-09-10 2010-09-30 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.8400 2010-03-03 2010-03-05 2010-03-23 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.8200 2009-09-02 2009-09-04 2009-09-25 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.8200 2009-02-25 2009-02-27 2009-03-17 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.8200 2008-09-03 2008-09-05 2008-09-25 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.5800 2008-02-27 2008-02-29 2008-03-18 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.5400 2007-09-12 2007-09-14 2007-09-28 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.4000 2007-02-28 2007-03-02 2007-03-20 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.3500 2006-09-06 2006-09-08 2006-09-27 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.3500 2006-03-01 2006-03-03 2006-03-22 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.2900 2005-09-07 2005-09-09 2005-09-28 Yes Regular Semi Annual
$0.2700 2005-03-02 2005-03-04 2005-03-23 Yes Regular Semi Annual
$0.1900 2004-09-01 2004-09-03 2004-09-22 Yes Regular Semi Annual
$0.1700 2004-04-13 2004-04-15 2004-05-05 Yes Regular Semi Annual
$0.1600 2003-11-10 2003-11-13 2003-12-03 Yes Regular Semi Annual
$0.1500 2003-06-10 2003-06-12 2003-07-02 Yes Regular Semi Annual
$0.1400 2002-11-12 2002-11-14 2002-12-04 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.1300 2002-06-04 2002-06-06 2002-07-03 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.1300 2001-11-13 2001-11-15 2001-12-14 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.2644 2001-06-05 2001-06-07 2001-07-10 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.2292 2000-11-14 2000-11-16 2000-12-13 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3105 2000-06-06 2000-06-08 2000-07-11 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3055 1999-11-02 1999-11-04 1999-12-02 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3281 1999-05-11 1999-05-13 1999-06-09 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3185 1998-11-03 1998-11-05 1998-12-03 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3160 1998-05-12 1998-05-14 1998-06-10 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3411 1997-11-04 1997-11-06 1997-12-04 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3448 1997-05-13 1997-05-15 1997-06-13 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.4050 1996-11-05 1996-11-07 1996-12-09 Unknown Unknown unknown
2-for-1 1996-06-25 1996-06-17 1996-06-24 NM Stock Split NM
$0.4123 1996-05-14 1996-05-16 1996-06-14 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3738 1995-11-07 1995-11-09 1995-12-08 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3796 1995-05-12 1995-05-18 1995-06-16 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3504 1994-11-04 1994-11-10 1994-12-09 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.3376 1994-05-06 1994-05-12 1994-06-10 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.2688 1993-10-29 1993-11-04 1993-12-06 Unknown Unknown unknown
$0.2833 1993-05-07 1993-05-13 1993-06-11 Unknown Unknown unknown
Company Profile

BHP Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Basic Materials

BHP Billiton- (BHP)-operates as a diversified natural resources company. The company operates 10 customer sector groups (CSGs), aligned with the commodities that the company extracts and markets, which includes Aluminium, Base Metals, Uranium, Diamonds and Specialty Products, Energy Coal, Iron Ore, Manganese, Metallurgical Coal, Petroleum, and Stainless Steel Materials. The company was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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BHP Billiton Ltd. News

  • BHP Billiton Reports Drop in Full Year Earnings (BHP)

    Natural resources company BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) reported a drop in earnings for its fiscal year on Tuesday. Although the company increased production during the quarter, earnings were offset by commodity prices. The Australia-based company reported a 30% drop in profits to $10.88 billion from $15.42 billion last year. Revenue fell 8.7% to $65.97 billion from $72.23 billion a year ago. The company also announced that it will be investing $2.6 billion to complete the the excavation and lining of the Jansen Potash project. The investment will be spread out over several years. BHP Billiton shares were down 99 cents, or 1.48%, during Tuesday morning trading. The stock is down 16% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) have a 3.02% yield based on Monday's closing price of $66.97. BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • BofA Upgrades BHP Billiton To A Buy (BHP)

    Mining giant BHP Billiton received praise today as BofA/Merril Lynch upgraded its stock to a buy from a neutral rating. The company, stationed in Melbourne, Australia, has long been one of the biggest names in the mining space, sporting a market cap of over $170 billion. The move comes as a pleasant surprise, as the stock has been struggling on the year as many fear that the recent "commodity supercycle" is drawing to a close. Shares of BHP were down $1.83, or 2.8% at Wednesday's close. The stock has lost over 16.5% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of BHP Billiton (BHP) have a 3.14% yield based on Wednesday's closing price of $64.42. BHP Billiton (BHP) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Macquarie Says that Mergers Unlikely for BHP Billition; Company Will Cut Expenses (BHP)

    The new CEO of diversified natural resource company BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Andrew Mackenzie is committed to cutting expenses, getting lean, and increasing productivity as a way to improve margins while the company struggles, according to a report by analysts at Macquarie. Analysts at Macquarie believe that the company's current $22 billion in capital expenditures is unsustainable and that there is no reason to commit to any new capital investments in the near term. BHP will more than likely not be searching for any new mergers in the future. The analysts say that BHP will continue to sell off assets, albeit at a slow pace. For example, the company has taken two years to dump its diamond business. Investors need to sit tight and be patient as the company is in this transitional period. Macquarie currently rates BHP as "Neutral." BHP Billiton shares were down 85 cents, or -1.14%, during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is down -3.77% over the past twelve months. The Bottom Line Shares of BHP Billiton (BHP) have a dividend yield of 2.70% based on last night's closing price of $74.86 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $2.02 per share. BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Citigroup Downgrades BHP Billiton (BHP)

    Citigroup reported on Wednesday that they have lowered their rating on natural resources company, BHP Billiton Limited(BHP) . The firm has downgraded BHP from a "Buy" to "Neutral." An analyst from the firm commented, "DQ12 production was in-line with our estimates, with iron ore/petroleum better and coal/copper weaker. Production guidance for oil, iron ore and copper reaffirmed, but our FY13+ estimates have been downgraded on lower coal & nickel prices, plus a higher A$. After the rally in the share price we downgrade our recommendation to Neutral, with an unchanged A$36/share target." BHP Billiton shares were up 57 cents, or 0.73% during premarket trading Wednesday. The stock has been mostly flat in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of BHP Billiton (BHP) have a 2.59% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $77.93. The stock has technical support in the $72-$75 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $80-$82 price levels. BHP Billiton Limited(BHP) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Goldman Sachs Removes BHP Billiton Limited from "Conviction Buy List" (BHP)

    On Monday analysts at Goldman Sachs removed BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) from its "Conviction Buy List." The natural resources company outperformed in 2012. According to analysts this is because as risk comes off in the mining industry, higher risk companies will tend to outperform. BHP still maintains "Buy" rating from Goldman Sachs. BHP's share price was down 20 cents, or -.29%, during Monday's morning trading. The Bottom Line Shares of BHP Billiton (BHP) have a 2.96% dividend yield, based on Friday's closing stock price of $68.34. the stock has technical support in the $63 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $70-$72 price levels. BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • BHP Billiton's Annual Profit Plummets 35% on Lower Prices; Mining Expansion Delayed (BHP)

    The world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) , on Wednesday posted a 35% drop in its annual profit, hurt mainly by a global commodity price slowdown. The Melbourne, Australia-based company reported full-year profits of $15.4 billion, down from $23.6 billion in the prior year. Unlike nearly every other publicly-traded company, BHP chooses to release its earnings only on an annual basis, not quarterly. Revenue rose less than 1% from last year to $72.2 billion. In a separate announcement, BHP said it has put its previously-planned $30 billion Olympic Dam uranium and copper mine expansion on hold, citing weaker commodity prices and higher capital costs. The company will pursue cheaper means of expansion instead. BHP Billiton shares posted small losses in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line Shares of BHP Billiton (BHP) have a 2.91% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $69.49. The stock has technical support in the $64-$65 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $75-$76 price levels. BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • BHP Billiton Started as "Overweight" at Barclays Capital (BHP)

    Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) on Monday caught some bullish commentary from analysts at Barclays Capital. The firm initiated coverage on BHP with an "Overweight" rating, citing the stock as a relatively safe commodities play. A Barclays analyst commented, "For the long-term investor, we consider BHP to be the least complicated, least risky way to gain exposure to commodities -- which itself is a play on industrialisation and urbanisation of about 40% of the world's population. The company's record of consistency, simplicity and deliberate focus on the long-term picture makes it a core long-term holding, in our view. This report acts as a primer to BHP's strategy and the nuances of the BHP investment case. We initiate coverage of the Australian listing of BHP Billiton with a 1-OW rating and a price target of A$42 (potential upside of 38%)." BHP Billiton shares posted small losses in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line Shares of BHP Billiton (BHP) have a 3.20% dividend yield, based on Friday's closing stock price of $63.22. The stock has technical support in the $55-$60 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $67-$70 price levels. BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • BHP Billiton Still a "Buy" at Nomura; Copper Could be a Catalyst (BHP)

    Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) on Thursday caught some continued bullish support from analysts at Nomura Securities. The firm reiterated its "Buy" rating on BHP, providing several takeaways from the company's recent copper business update. A Nomura analyst commented, "BHP has presented an update on its copper business, which has been a somewhat lower priority over the past few years. In terms of the copper market, BHP has indicated that it is comfortable with inventories and customer interest, seeing potential for demand to improve in the second half of 2012. Long term, BHP continues to see a supply challenge to meet new demand equal to an estimated CAGR of 5% out to 2025. A favorable demand outlook and the opportunity for high return / short paybacks in copper see BHP back on the hunt for additional copper exposure. BHP continues to work through its long-term options for Olympic Dam, as it wrestles with how to fit the open-pit expansion project into the current project pipeline. BHP's Chilean asset base appears to offer the best potential for increasing copper production in the mid-long term." BHP Billiton shares fell 65 cents, or -1.1%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line Shares of BHP Billiton (BHP) have a 3.25% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $62.10. The stock has technical support in the $54-$60 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $67-$70 price levels. BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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