BHP's Gas Production Falls by 10%

BHP has set new annual production records at its West Australian iron ore operations
How Many BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
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20 July, 2017

Billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott has called on BHP to review the status of the $22.5 billion oil division and consider a spinoff of USA assets, while other investors have pressed the producer to divest its shale operations.

Among 2 analysts covering BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reissued a "buy" rating on shares of BHP Billiton PLC in a report on Tuesday, April 11th.

BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)'s stock had its "not rated" rating reaffirmed by Shore Capital in a research note issued on Wednesday. Finally, Argus cut their target price on BHP Billiton Limited from $46.00 to $34.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th.

The extra spending on the division is an example of how BHP wants to prove the potential in its shale assets before selling them, amid calls from shareholders for the assets to be sold or demerged.

Goldman Sachs rates the stock neutral with a price target of AUD22.50 a share. BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (NYSE:BBL) has risen 31.15% since July 19, 2016 and is uptrending. BHP Billiton forecast iron ore production of between 239 million tonnes and 243 million tonnes in the 2018 financial year. Cqs Cayman Lp who had been investing in Bhp Billiton Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $99.16B market cap company. The company has a 50 day moving average of $35.90 and a 200 day moving average of $37.20.

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US oil field development extends into 2018 on the back of increased spending, but total petroleum production falters on field maturation, BHP Billiton said.

In its latest production update, the FTSE 100-listed group said its Australian mines produced 70mln tonnes of iron ore in the final quarter of fiscal 2017, sending annual output to 268mln tonnes against guidance of 268mln-272mln tonnes.

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