Now trading at a price of $66.0, BHP has moved 0.6% so far today on a volume of 1,057,191, compared to its average of 3,339,370. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved -0.0%.
BHP shares moved 14.1% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $71.06 and a low of $46.92. During this time, the stock outperformed the S&P 500 index by 31.5%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $59.0. BHP Group Limited operates as a resources company in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, the rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. The large-cap Basic Materials company has 45,295 full time employees and is based in Melbourne, Australia. BHP has returned a 5.0% dividend yield over the last 12 months.
Snapshot of the Company's Strong operating Margins with a Positive Growth Rate:
|Gross Margins Growth||n/a||-2.01%||11.29%||1.58%|
|Operating Margins Growth||n/a||-8.92%||43.62%||4.34%|
|Earnings Per Share||$3.2||$3.14||$4.46||$7.9|
|Free Cash Flow (MM)||$11,621||$8,806||$20,628||$26,319|
|Capital Expenditures (MM)||-$6,250||-$6,900||-$6,606||-$5,855|
|Net Debt / EBITDA||0.38||0.53||0.08||-0.07|
BHP Is Reasonably Valued:
Compared to the Basic Materials sector's average of 8.57, BHP has a trailing twelve month price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.4 and, based on its EPS guidance of 2.04, an expected P/E ratio of 32.4.
BHP's price to book (P/B) ratio is 3.7 compared to its sector average of 1.86. The company is likely overvalued in terms of its net tangible assets. The company's shares are currently trading 52.6% above their fair value as expressed by Benjamin Graham's formula:
√(22.5 * 4-year average EPS * book value per share) = √(22.5 * 4.68 * 17.766) = $43.25
Most of the Market Indicators on BHP Are Negative:
4 analysts are following BHP and have set target prices ranging from $64 to $77 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At the current price of $66.0, BHP is trading -4.36% away from its average analyst target price of $69 per share, implying an analyst consensus of some upside potential for the stock.