Company Stock Price of BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Increases 7.46%

BHP Billiton plc stock performance trend indicates that the stock price has rallied 5.91% 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 8.53% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 36.52% . 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 32.72 compared to overall market.BHP Billiton plc is having a Relative Strength Index of 52.09 which indicates the stock is not yet over sold or over bought based on the technical indicators.

Stocks of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) rallied by 7.46% during the past week but lost 5.58% on a 4-week basis. The company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 7.21% in the past week but underperformed the index by 6.66% in the last 4 weeks.

For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. 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 $32.93 and hit $33.15 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $32.97, with a gain of 0.83% or 0.27 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,671,991 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $37.44 and the company has a market cap of $87,740 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $20.36 .

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.

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