BHP Billiton plcs in-depth stock price analysis indicates that the stock price has rallied 10.27% 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 24.22% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 70.05% . 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 plc has a positive value of 38.41 compared to overall market. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has tumbled 1.26% during the past week and has dropped 2.76% in the last 4 week period. The stocks are negative as compared to the S&P 500 for the past week with a loss of 2.06%. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has underperformed the index by 4.51% in the last 4 weeks. Investors should watch out for further signals and trade with caution.
BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) : On Friday heightened volatility was witnessed in BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $34.31 and hit $34.62 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $34.47, with a gain of 1.68% or 0.57 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,201,023 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $37.44 and the company has a market cap of $91,732 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $18.31 .
BHP Billiton Plc is engaged in production of minerals which includes iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium as well as oil, gas and energy coal. BHP Billiton Plc is based in Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria.