BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Monday, August 21st.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) opened at 40.35 on Monday. BHP Billiton Limited has a 12 month low of $29.30 and a 12 month high of $42.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $38.83 and a 200-day moving average of $37.48. The stock has a market cap of $107.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 43.29 and a beta of 1.12.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Citigroup Inc. lowered shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $41.79 to $28.02 in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. HSBC Holdings plc downgraded BHP Billiton Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised BHP Billiton Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.24.

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About BHP Billiton Limited

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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