Guardian Capital Advisors LP raised its stake in BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 190,056 shares of the mining company’s stock after buying an additional 3,895 shares during the quarter. Guardian Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in BHP Billiton Limited were worth $7,344,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Huntington National Bank increased its stake in shares of BHP Billiton Limited by 25.3% during the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,837 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $101,000 after purchasing an additional 572 shares during the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of BHP Billiton Limited by 122.8% during the 1st quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 3,133 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $114,000 after purchasing an additional 1,727 shares during the last quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp increased its stake in shares of BHP Billiton Limited by 14.6% during the 1st quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 3,345 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $121,000 after purchasing an additional 426 shares during the last quarter. V Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of BHP Billiton Limited during the 2nd quarter worth $133,000. Finally, Bollard Group LLC increased its stake in shares of BHP Billiton Limited by 18.3% during the 2nd quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 4,133 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $147,000 after purchasing an additional 640 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 2.98% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. UBS AG upgraded shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 8th. ValuEngine lowered shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BHP Billiton Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Cowen and Company set a $43.00 price target on shares of BHP Billiton Limited and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. BHP Billiton Limited has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.61.

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BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) traded up 0.10% during trading on Friday, hitting $40.53. 2,225,192 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $107.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.36 and a beta of 1.12. BHP Billiton Limited has a 52 week low of $32.06 and a 52 week high of $44.62. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $42.09 and a 200-day moving average of $37.91.

The business also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th were issued a $0.86 dividend. This is an increase from BHP Billiton Limited’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.32. This represents a dividend yield of 4.04%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 7th.

About BHP Billiton Limited

BHP Billiton Limited is a global resources company. The Company is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. Its segments include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

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