Stock Price of BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Increases 1.78%

BHP Billiton Limiteds in-depth stock price analysis indicates that the stock price has rallied 12.99% in the past 12 Weeks , but analyzing the 6 month charts for the stock , the price continues to stay positive and keep the rally at 24.93% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 76.45% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks because the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of BHP Billiton Limited has a positive value of 38.15 compared to overall market. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has climbed 1.78% in the past week and advanced 0.63% in the last 4 weeks. The company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 0.96% in the past week but underperformed the index by 1.17% in the last 4 weeks.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) : On Friday heightened volatility was witnessed in BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $39.68 and hit $40.235 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $40.09, with a gain of 2.24% or 0.88 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 4,407,447 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $41.79 and the company has a market cap of $106,688 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $20.815 .

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) was Downgraded by Credit Suisse to Neutral on Dec 7, 2016. BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) was Upgraded by Citigroup to Buy on Dec 5, 2016.

BHP Billiton is a leader in the global natural resources industry. The Group has high-value and industry-leading positions in aluminium, metallurgical coal, thermal coal, copper, ferro-alloys, iron ore and titanium minerals and also has substantial interests in oil, gas, nickel, diamonds and silver.

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