Insights on Investing in BHP – Analyst Perspectives

Large-cap Energy company BHP has moved -1.4% so far today on a volume of 4,044,756, compared to its average of 2,639,820. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 1.0%.

BHP trades -10.92% away from its average analyst target price of $63.35 per share. The 5 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $53.0 to $72.75, and on average have given BHP a rating of buy.

If you are considering an investment in BHP, you'll want to know the following:

  • BHP's current price is 140.7% above its Graham number of $23.44, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • BHP has moved -3.8% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 22.4%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 2.91, BHP has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • BHP has a forward P/E ratio of 27.7 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $2.04 per share

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 6.91 compared to its sector average of 1.78

  • 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.

  • Based in Melbourne, the company has 49,089 full time employees and a market cap of $143.05 Billion. BHP currently returns an annual dividend yield of 2.7%.

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