BHP Group (NYSE:BHP) trading with an addition of $1.09 to $54.84 on Thursday, an upside of 2.03 percent. An average of 2,199,319 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.03 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 4,106,480 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,654,682.
BHP stock has decreased by -13.24% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $52.31 on 09/29/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 05/10/21, shares of the company touched a low of $46.90 and a high of $82.07 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -33.18% from the 52-week high.
3 Tiny Stocks Primed to Explode The world's greatest investor — Warren Buffett — has a simple formula for making big money in the markets. He buys up valuable assets when they are very cheap. For stock market investors that means buying up cheap small cap stocks like these with huge upside potential.
We've set up an alert service to help smart investors take full advantage of the small cap stocks primed for big returns.
Click here for full details and to join for free
BHP Group (BHP) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.05, which compares with the 20.90 for the broader industry and 13.32 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, BHP Group’s PE ratio has ranged between 44.82 and 8.355. The stock’s beta is 1.02. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.20, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 2.65, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 7.10.
BHP Group pays a $8.00 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 14.57%. The company has a payout ratio of 136.20%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 21, and it was $4.00 a share, representing a up of 49.5 from $2.02 last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $1.98 reported on Thursday August 19 2021. Dividends have grown by 44.58% each year over the last three years.
BHP Group will next go ex-dividend on 4-Mar. The next dividend payment BHP Group will make is expected to be $0.129.
The quick ratio of BHP Group for the recent quarter was 1.40, and the current ratio was 1.60, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.36 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.41 for the recent quarter. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin 5-year average of 62.6%. BHP Group’s EBITDA margin is 65.21%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 42.60%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $51.94 billion compared to revenue of $60.82 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, BHP Group’s return on assets was 10.80%, compared to 6.9% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 20.40%, and the 5-year average is 10.4%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 23.00% and the 5-year average holds at 14.6%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged -13.62 over the past year.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at BHP Group (BHP) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 06 October was 42.24%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 28.34%.
As of today, BHP’s price is $53.70 +1.92% or $1.03 from its 5-day moving average. BHP is currently trading -9.73% lower than its 20-day SMA and -30.69% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -31.05% below the SMA50 and -16.82% below the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 40.14% and 25.28%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.35. With the 14-day stochastic at 67.62% and the average true range at 1.46, the RSI (14) stands at 35.96%. The stock has reached 0.28 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.10.
RBC Capital Mkts downgraded BHP Group (NYSE: BHP) to a a Sector perform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a an Outperform.The consensus rating for BHP Group (BHP) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell BHP, while 4 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 8 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is BHP’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $55.22 and $87.44, with a median target of $66.18. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for BHP Group (BHP) stock is $68.06.