How Stochastic %D predicts the worthiness of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)?

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Technical Indicators and Signals

The stochastic oscillator indicator is the important indicator to compare the security price over a certain period of time. The stochastic %K of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) for the period of 9-Day stands at 68.11% while the stochastic %D for the same period stands at 49.11%.

The 7-Day Average Directional Index ADX (also known as Trend Strength Indicator) of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) signals “Buy” while other important signals like the 20-Day Moving Average Vs. Price signals “Buy”.

Another important signal of trend and momentum of a security is 20-50 Day MACD Oscillator or Moving Average Convergence Divergence signals “Sell” for BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) while 20-100 Day MACD Oscillator indicates “Sell”.

Bollinger band is a volatility indicator of a certain security, currently BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)’s 20-Day Bollinger Band indicates “Buy”.


About Company

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.


Previous Day Activity Analysis

On the last trading day, BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) opened the session at $45.74 and after going up 0.7% closed at $46.11. The stock gained 0.37 points in the last trade.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)’s stock fluctuated in the range of $45.65 and $46.40 during the previous active session. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) traded with the volume of 2.59 Million with average volume of 3.06 Million. The stock has HIGH volatility on the last trading session.

Currently the Beta for the company remains at 1.29 while ATR (Average True Range) and RSI (Relative Strength Index) are at 1.13 and 57.1 respectively.

Currently the Insider Ownership of the shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) is at 5.4% and the shares outstanding are 2.66 Billion.


Important Ratio Analysis

Some important ratios to consider here for BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) are discussed below:

Dividend yield of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) stands at 4.77% whereas Price to Earnings P/E ratio stands at 18.84 while Forward P/E shows the value of 21.37.

The PEG ratio (Price to Earning to Growth) emits the value of 3.56. The Price to Sale P/S and Price to Book P/B shows the value of 2.97 and 2.15 respectively. While Price to Cash P/C and Price to Free Cash Flow P/FCF stands at 9.92 and 11.15 correspondingly.


The Quick Ratio of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) stands at 1.4 while the Current Ratio depicts the value of 1.7.

Return on Assets ROA of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) is at 4% whereas, Return on Equity ROE and Return of Investment ROI of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) stand at 8.4% and 8.7% respectively.

The payout ratio of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) stands at 108.4%.


Stock Performance Analysis b>

The stock performance of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) on the basis of 5 day trade show the jump of 3.94% whereas, the monthly performance of the stock shows increase of 1.43%.

The quarterly performance of the stock remained in red zone with the value of -5.59% while six month performance of the shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) remained bullish with the count of 12.16%.

The yearly and YTD performance of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) remained up at 20.52% and 0.26% respectively.