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Bhp Billiton ShareCast News (BLT)



ShareCast News for Bhp Billiton (BLT)


Share Price: 1,552.00Bid: 1,552.00Ask: 1,552.50Change: -25.00 (-1.59%)Faller - Bhp Billiton
Spread: 0.50Spread as %: 0.03%Open: 1,568.50High: 1,579.00Low: 1,551.00Yesterday’s Close: 1,577.00




Wednesday broker round-up - UPDATE

Wed, 7th Mar 2012 08:33

John Wood: HSBC downgrades to underperform from neutral.

Aquarius Platinum: Panmure Gordon upgrades to buy from sell.

Lonmin: Panmure Gordon upgrades to buy from sell.

Admiral: Nomura maintains buy rating and 1,100p target.

Anglo American: AlphaValue upgrades to buy from add and lowers price target to 3,078.2p from 3,098.5p.

Ashtead: UBS ups target to 320p from 300p, buy rating kept; Credit Suisse upgrades from neutral to outperform, target lifted from 220p to 305p.

Aviva: AlphaValue upgrades to buy from add, lowers target to 440.9p from 441p..

BHP Billiton: AlphaValue upgrades to buy from add, lowers target to 2,385.1p from 2,403.2p.

Chariot Oil & Gas: UBS raises target from 300p to 365p, buy rating unchanged.

Cobham: Jefferies maintains buy rating and 230p target.

Drax Group: UBS upgrades from neutral to buy, 595p target unchanged.

Intertek: Credit Suisse raises target from 2,250p to 2,600p, outperform rating kept.

Perform Group: Credit Suisse raises target from 280p to 320p, outperform rating kept.

The Restaurant Group: Jefferies initiates coverage with a buy recommendation and 340p target.

Rotork: Credit Suisse lifts target from 2,000p to 2,200p, outperform rating kept.

RPS Group: Jefferies maintains buy rating and and 235p target.

Tullet Prebon: UBS lifts target from 264p to 275p, sell rating maintained.

William Hill: Jefferies keeps hold recommendation and 210p target.








M&A set heat up in mining sector as ex-Xstrata boss hunts deals

M&A activity in the mining sector is set to heat up following reports on Thursday that former Xstrata boss Mick Davis is looking to take advantage of cheaper commodity prices to snap up some assets.
[Yesterday 10:47]

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays and Glencore fall after annual results, Taylor Wimpey higher

Shares in Barclays fell after the bank set aside a total of 1.25bn for provisions to cover litigation costs related to ongoing probes into mis-selling PPI and rigging foreign exchange rates. The news came as Barclays reported a pre-tax loss of 532m for the fourth quarter.
[Tue 13:44]

London close: FTSE pulls back from record as miners dip into the red

UK stocks inched lower on Monday after hitting a new intraday record high during the session as markets were underwhelmed by a raft of positive manufacturing data and a rate cut in China.
[Mon 16:37]

Sector movers: Miners fall as PBOC rate cut underwhelms

Mining stocks declined on Monday as investors shrugged off some improving economic data from top metals user China and a rate cut by its central bank in an attempt to boost growth.
[Mon 15:37]

FTSE 100 movers: Banks rebound, British Land boosted by acquisition

Banking stocks such as Barclays and RBS topped the risers as share prices rebounded after a weak outing last week following some poorly-received annual results. 2014 figures from Barclays, the last UK lender to report, are due out on Tuesday.
[Mon 13:18]

London midday: Investors take profits after FTSE hits fresh intraday record

After a bright start, UK stocks dropped into the red by Monday lunchtime as investors assessed a raft of economic data and took profits after markets reached new record highs.
[Mon 11:41]

London open: UK stocks hit new record high on China rate cut

UK stocks rose modestly to a new record high on Monday morning on the back of gains in the banking and mining sectors, tracking a strong performance on Asian markets overnight after a rate cut in China.
[Mon 08:52]

Broker tips: BHP Billiton, Morrisons, St James's Place, Sky

Investec has hiked its target price for mining giant BHP Billiton from 1,323p to 1,552p after first-half results on Tuesday impressed the market, though the broker still kept its 'hold' rating.
[25 Feb '15]




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