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How to buy BHP Group stock | $53.03

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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 31,589 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$42.9 billion.

How to buy shares in BHP Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for BHP Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BBL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until BHP Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$53.03, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of BHP Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BHP Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

BHP Group share price

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BHP Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$53.03
52-week rangeUSD$23.0834 - USD$54.41
50-day moving average USD$48.3915
200-day moving average USD$44.5791
Wall St. target priceUSD$57.93
PE ratio 16.8089
Dividend yield USD$2.2 (4.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.14

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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 $53.03 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) -11.87%
1 month (2020-12-16) -0.11%
3 months (2020-10-15) 25.28%
6 months (2020-07-15) 19.92%
1 year (2020-01-15) 12.85%
2 years (2019-01-15) 28.37%
3 years (2018-01-12) 17.12%
5 years (2016-01-15) 196.75%

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 17x. In other words, BHP Group shares trade at around 17x 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

BHP Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$20.6 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 USD$42.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.29%
Gross profit TTM USD$34.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.21%
Return on equity TTM 16.79%
Profit margin 18.53%
Book value $18.956
Market capitalisation USD$134.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BHP Group shares

There are currently 1.9 million BHP Group shares held short by investors – that's known as BHP Group's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% up from 1.9 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 1.2 million). BHP Group's SIR currently stands at 1.6. In other words for every 100,000 BHP Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1600 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% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BHP Group shares, roughly 0 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: 393.44% of net profits

Recently BHP Group has paid out, on average, around 393.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.17% 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 4.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BHP Group's case, that would currently equate to about $2.2 per share.

BHP Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

BHP Group's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BHP Group's shares ever split?

BHP Group's shares were split on 29 July 2002.

BHP Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BHP Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.0834 up to $54.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBL.US volatility(beta: 0.94)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 0.9401. 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; the provision of towing, freight, marketing and trading, marketing support, finance, administrative, and other services; and potash development activities. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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