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How to buy BHP Group stock | $55.84

Learn how to easily invest in BHP Group stock.

BHP Group is an other industrial metals & mining business based in the US. BHP Group shares (BBL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BHP Group employs 40,110 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in BHP Group

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

BHP Group stock price (NYSE: BBL)

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BHP Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$55.84
52-week range$34.36 - $63.66
50-day moving average $54.47
200-day moving average $59.96
Wall St. target price$60.83
PE ratio 12.3498
Dividend yield $3.01 (5.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.46

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Is it a good time to buy BHP Group stock?

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BHP Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $55.84 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-13) 4.94%
1 month (2021-09-20) 9.55%
3 months (2021-07-20) -7.64%
6 months (2021-04-20) -8.16%
1 year (2020-10-20) 33.43%
2 years (2019-10-18) 36.13%
3 years (2018-10-19) 37.23%
5 years (2016-10-20) 84.60%

Is BHP Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing BHP Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BHP Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

BHP Group's P/E ratio

BHP Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, BHP Group shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.


BHP Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $36 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a BHP Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

BHP Group financials

Revenue TTM $61.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 48.77%
Gross profit TTM $54 billion
Return on assets TTM 17.39%
Return on equity TTM 24.96%
Profit margin 18.46%
Book value $20.27
Market capitalisation $139.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BHP Group shares

There are currently 5.6 million BHP Group shares held short by investors – that's known as BHP Group's "short interest". This figure is 149.5% up from 2.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BHP Group shares can be evaluated.

BHP Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BHP Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BHP Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BHP Group shares traded daily (recently around 3.2 million). BHP Group's SIR currently stands at 1.77. In other words for every 100,000 BHP Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1770 shares are currently held short.

However BHP Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BHP Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable BHP Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BHP Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BHP Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0022% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BHP Group shares, roughly 2 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BHP Group.

Find out more about how you can short BHP Group stock.

BHP Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 3.26% of net profits

Recently BHP Group has paid out, on average, around 3.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BHP Group shareholders could enjoy a 10.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BHP Group's case, that would currently equate to about $3.01 per share.

While BHP Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that BHP Group is investing more in its future growth.

BHP Group's most recent dividend payout was on 20 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BHP Group's shares ever split?

BHP Group's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 22 April 2002. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BHP Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for BHP Group shares which in turn could have impacted BHP Group's share price.

BHP Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BHP Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.3555 up to $63.6571. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBL.US volatility(beta: 0.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while BHP Group's is 0.8852. This would suggest that BHP Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

BHP Group overview

BHP Group engages in the natural resources business in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. It operates through Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal. It is also involved in mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; and potash development activities. In addition, the company provides towing, freight, marketing and trading, marketing support, finance, administrative, and other services. BHP Group was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of BHP Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.014% of BHP Group shares are held by insiders and 5.16% by institutions.
How many people work for BHP Group?
Latest data suggests 40,110 work at BHP Group.
When does the fiscal year end for BHP Group?
BHP Group's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is BHP Group based?
BHP Group's address is: 171 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3000
What is BHP Group's ISIN number?
BHP Group's international securities identification number is: US05545E2090
What is BHP Group's CUSIP number?
BHP Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 05545E209

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