BHP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2017

    January 18, 2017
    Rising copper prices may increase the value of copper stocks, but watch for stability and safety.
  2. BHP, Vale Release More Funding to Samarco JV

    November 28, 2016
    With Brazilian regulators moving forward on plans to issue new permits to the disaster-plagued Samarco mining operation, ...
  3. BHP, Vale Get Closer to Reopening Samarco Mine

    November 25, 2016
    The Samarco iron mining operation in Brazil is moving forward again; a key regulator is looking favorably on a proposal ...
  4. Copper Prices Surge to 15-Month High (FCX, BHP)

    November 10, 2016
    You'd have to go all the way back to July 2015 to find the last time copper prices were trading this high.
  5. What Drives BHP Billiton Higher From Here? (BHP)

    October 24, 2016
    Wall Street is taking a wait-and-see approach with BHP, whose shares have now exceeded analysts' average price target of ...
  6. Vale Lowers 2017 Iron Ore Outlook (VALE, BHP)

    October 21, 2016
    A day after rival BHP Billiton reduced its guidance for copper and iron ore, Brazilian-based miner Vale did the same.
  7. BHP Billiton Chairman Nasser to Step Down (BHP)

    October 21, 2016
    Jac Nasser, BHP Billiton’s chairman, announced that he is stepping down after ten years in the top role at the world’s biggest ...
  8. BHP Lowers Iron Ore Output, Copper Guidance (BHP)

    October 20, 2016
    BHP must deal with lower commodity prices, which have forced it to trim its iron ore outlook and reduce its guidance for ...
  9. BHP Billiton CEO Nasser Rejects Tax-Evasion Claim (BHP, RIO)

    October 19, 2016
    The mining giant last week said it has no plans to pay the hefty fine. On Tuesday, BHP CEO Jac Nasser took it step further.
  10. Why Has Vale SA Stock Outperformed Its Peers? (VALE, BHP)

    October 17, 2016
    Vale shares outperformed while some of the world’s top iron ore suppliers have suffered declines.
  11. BHP Biliton Downgraded to "Sell" by Citigroup (BHP, RIO)

    October 17, 2016
    BHP's valuation has become of concern for analysts at Citigroup, who downgraded BHP stock to "sell."
  12. Gold Miner SolGold Rebuffs BHP Billiton's M&A Offer (BHP, SOLG.L)

    October 11, 2016
    BHP Billiton wants to restock its production pipeline and is seeking smaller mining projects at discounted rates.
  13. What's Behind BHP Billiton 15% One-Month Rise? (BHP)

    October 10, 2016
    Over the past month, BHP Billiton shares have risen some 15%, making it one of the better-performing stocks in basic materials ...
  14. 3 Mining Stocks Poised to Pop (BHP, RIO)

    October 2, 2016
    Based on the bullish chart patterns discussed in this article, it appears that now could be a good time to buy the big-name ...
  15. Power Outage Halts Production at BHP's Olympic Dam (BHP)

    September 30, 2016
    Shares of BHP Billiton rose as much as 2.63% Thursday despite reports of a power outage halting production at its Olympic ...
  16. Debt Weighs on Miners as Chinese Demand Recovers

    September 27, 2016
    The mining industry has been trying to dig itself out from under the mountain of debt it carries, a result of inopportune ...
  17. Iron Ore Supply Glut About to Get Worse: Citigroup (VALE, BHP)

    September 27, 2016
    Despite prolonged oversupply of iron ore pressuring mining companies, things are about to get worse in the next couple of ...
  18. Why BHP Billiton Stock Rose 8.5% Last Week (BHP)

    September 26, 2016
    Shares of BHP Billiton Limited climbed as much as 1.6% Friday, reaching a session high of $32.97.
  19. BHP Billiton to Fight $1 Billion Australian Tax Demand (BHP)

    September 22, 2016
    BHP Billiton is facing a hefty fine, which it has no intention of paying.
  20. BHP Billiton CEO Pay Halved After Mine Disaster (BHP)

    September 22, 2016
    BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie is cashing lighter paychecks this year.
  21. BHP Billiton Stock Gets Upgrade by Macquarie (BHP)

    September 20, 2016
    BHP shares climbed as much as 2.5% Tuesday after the Australian-based natural resources company received an endorsement from ...
  22. Australian Tax Put BHP's Iron Ore Project at Risk (BHP, WOPEY)

    September 15, 2016
    BHP Billiton on Thursday warned that a proposed tax on producing iron ore in Australia would risk the development of a new ...
  23. Is BHP Billiton's Dividend Worth the Risk? (BHP, WOPEY)

    September 15, 2016
    Investors have begun to chase yield as uncertainty surrounding interest rates begins to pick up. But how solid is BHP Billiton's ...
  24. Assessing BHP Billiton's Valuation (BHP)

    September 13, 2016
    While BHP is looking to divest gas assets outside of the U.S., the strong profits are expected to boost its bottom line.
  25. BHP Sells West Australian Stake Woodside Petroleum (BHP, WOPEY)

    September 11, 2016
    BHP is looking to divest gas assets outside of the U.S., which has become the focus of its energy operations.
  26. Top 5 Iron Ore Stocks of 2016 (VALE, BHP)

    September 10, 2016
    Iron ore has enjoyed a sharp upsurge in prices in 2016 that has resulted in triple-digit percentage gains for some of the ...
  27. Top 5 Coal-Mining Stocks of 2016 (CLF, BHP)

    August 23, 2016
    In an industry under stress, but still dominant in energy generation, these coal producers could prove to be diamonds in ...
  28. Top 5 Mining Stocks of 2016

    August 18, 2016
    Mining stocks have performed strongly in the first half of 2016 as commodity prices have improved. These five stocks are ...
  29. Data Suggest Now is the Time to Buy Mining Stocks

    August 16, 2016
    Chart patterns are sending out strong risk/reward signals for commodities in general and mining companies in particular. ...
  30. Top 6 Shareholders of BHP Billiton

    August 15, 2016
    The biggest shareholders of BHP Billiton are large institutional investors that hold in excess of one million shares apiece.
  31. BHP: Samarco Mine Won't Reopen Amid Criminal Probe

    July 15, 2016
    With Brazil's federal prosecutors opening a criminal probe into last November's horrifying Samarco dam failure, BHP Billiton ...
  32. BHP and Vale Could See Brazil Damages Skyrocket

    July 5, 2016
    Though joint-venture partners BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and Vale (NYSE: VALE) have reached a court-approved settlement to ...
  33. More Proof BHP Billiton Is All In on Copper, Oil

    July 1, 2016
    We already knew BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) was going to focus its energy on copper and oil, as it had previously said it planned ...
  34. BHP Billiton Throws Wet Blanket on Iron Ore Party

    June 22, 2016
    It was clear early on that the rally in iron ore prices this year wasn't going to last; after having fallen so far for so ...
  35. Iron Ore Glut May Last Ten Years: BHP CEO (BHP)

    June 21, 2016
    The iron ore supply glut will take longer to clear than in commodities like copper and oil.
  36. Vale Says It Won't Financially Backstop Samarco

    June 20, 2016
    Will the Samarco mining operation in Brazil be one that BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) is willing to finance as part of its expansion ...
  37. BHP Billiton Plans to Boost Copper Output (BHP)

    May 27, 2016
    Copper production at Olympic Dam is projected to increase over 230,000 metric tons a year by 2021, up from nearly 200,00 ...
  38. BHP Billiton Says Full Speed Ahead on Expansion

    May 11, 2016
    Where other miners are circling the wagons to protect their core businesses, global mining giant BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) ...
  39. Iron Ore Tumbles on Worsening China Economic Data

    May 4, 2016
    Why are these things always deemed "unexpected" when investors have been warned for months this was going to happen? Shares ...
  40. Vale, BHP Face New $44 Billion Dam Failure Lawsuit

    May 4, 2016
    The collapse of a mining site dam last November that killed 19 people in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and released ...
  41. PID vs. DWX: Comparing International Dividend ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about global stock ETFs through comparative analysis of the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF and the ...
  42. Alcoa vs. BHP Billiton: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    April 26, 2016
    Obtain an up-to-date overview of BHP Billiton and Alcoa, Inc., two key players for investors seeking exposure to the aluminum ...
  43. Now Caterpillar Says the Mining Rally Is Overblown

    April 25, 2016
    Although the market has been dismissing concerns over the rally in pricing for various commodities, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is ...
  44. Iron Ore Soars as Big 3 Miners Cut Production

    April 22, 2016
    The world's three biggest iron ore miners all announced this week that they will be cutting production over the coming months ...
  45. PID: An ETF Performance Case Study

    April 20, 2016
    Explore the performance of the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF since 2012 and the role that energy prices ...
  46. Rio Tinto Not Fooled by Iron Ore Rally

    April 15, 2016
    And just like that, the air has been let out of the iron ore rally as pricing for ore at Chinese ports with 62% content ...
  47. BHP Billiton Management Turns Bullish

    April 13, 2016
    It wasn't all that long ago when BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) executives were saying they expected Chinese steel production ...
  48. Alcoa Says Iron Ore Is Whistling Past Graveyard

    April 12, 2016
    Aluminum mining giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA) kicked off the earnings season with a report that indicates the rally in iron ore ...
  49. BHP Billiton Could Enter a New Uptrend (BHP)

    April 12, 2016
    The world's largest mining co has rallied to a two-year trendline and could break out in coming months.
  50. The Road to Recovery in Commodities (BHP,FCX)

    April 11, 2016
    Though excess production and low consumption are the main cause of declining commodity prices, recent economic developments ...
  51. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Australia Equity ETFs (EWA, QAUS)

    April 4, 2016
    Take a look at three ETFs in the category of Australian equities that offer the highest dividend yields available for ETFs ...
  52. Is This the End of the Line for Peabody Energy?

    March 18, 2016
    It feels like such a long time ago that Peabody Energy's (NYSE: BTU) then-chairman and CEO Gregory Boyce proclaimed the ...
  53. Materials Sector: Industries Snapshot (DOW, DD)

    March 16, 2016
    Explore the chemicals, packaging, construction materials and mining industries. See which factors are driving growth in each ...
  54. BHP Billiton Cuts Back on Another Commodity

    March 15, 2016
    BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) has built up operations that span the gamut of natural resources -- iron ore, petroleum, copper, ...
  55. China Steelmakers: Iron Ore Rally Is a Fake (BHP, RIO)

    March 9, 2016
    Many market participants believe that the iron ore price rally since the start of 2016 is not sustainable and believe the ...
  56. Brazilian Police Accuse BHP Execs of Murder (BHP, VALE)

    February 24, 2016
    Police in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais have accused one contractor and six executives of the BHP Billiton Ltd. and ...
  57. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Copper Stocks for 2016 (BHP, RIO)

    January 6, 2016
    Learn how the copper bear accelerated to the downside in 2015, allowing fatter dividend yields to build, but valuable only ...
  58. Rio Tinto Rocked by Commodity Price Collapse

    December 10, 2015
    Iron ore prices haven't been this low since 2008, when they first started keeping tabs on them, but the plunge is sending ...
  59. Top Stocks to Get into Iron Ore Mining (RIO, BHP)

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about the two best stocks to get into iron ore mining. Iron ore is a cyclical industry so the balance sheet is an important ...
  60. Pricing Collapse: Time to Buy Iron Ore Majors? (BHP, VALE)

    July 8, 2015
    Iron ore prices are collapsing once again, hitting their lowest levels since April and threatening not only major miners ...
  61. 3 Reasons Freeport-McMoRan's Stock Could Rise (BHP, FCX)

    June 8, 2015
    Freeport-McMoRan investors haven't had a lot to celebrate over the past year. Not only have they lost most of their dividend ...
  62. Commodity Traders are Watching These 3 Charts

    May 21, 2015
    As we head towards the summer months, many commodity traders are looking to diversify their holdings and to protect themselves ...
  63. Freeport-McMoRan Still Sees a Copper-Driven Future (FCX, BHP)

    May 15, 2015
    In late 2012, Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) saw an opportunity to take advantage of cheap debt to accelerate its transition ...
  64. 5 Things Cliffs Natural Wants You to Know (CLF, BHP)

    May 14, 2015
    The commodities industry has suffered a huge cyclical downturn in recent years, and iron-ore producer Cliffs Natural Resources ...
  65. Oil Prices Crush Freeport-McMoRan's Earnings (FCX, BHP)

    April 23, 2015
    Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) recently showed investors just how tough the commodity market can be. The copper giant reported ...
  66. How the Strong Dollar Is Crushing Cliffs Natural (CLF, BHP)

    April 16, 2015
    Most investors understand that the commodities industry is a cyclical business, with rises and falls in demand following ...
  67. Iron Ore Market: Falling Into The Hands Of A Few

    March 2, 2015
    The big iron ore mining companies have embarked on a drive to increase supply, reduce cost, and take market share.
  68. Now Is The Time To Trade Industrial Metals

    February 5, 2015
    Traders are turning their attention to large-cap industrial metals companies because a rebound in the global markets will ...
  69. Could Iron Ore Miners Finally Be A Buy?

    April 25, 2014
    Things haven’t been so great in the iron ore sector over the last few years. Prices are way off their highs. But rising global ...
  70. The Next Hottest Shale Play Is Down Under

    January 21, 2014
    The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government ...
  71. The United Kingdom Is Ripe For Stock Pickers

    December 6, 2013
    With the situation in Europe finally moving ahead, investors may want to focus on the United Kingdom. Stocks within the nation ...
  72. The Commodities “Super-Cycle” Is Still Well At Hand

    September 30, 2013
    After a decade of torrid growth, the natural resources sector has taken a bit of a break during the last year. This has given ...
  73. A Huge Opportunity In Fertilizer Stocks

    August 7, 2013
    While the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) cartel’s break-up shook the entire fertilizer industry, the long term picture is ...
  74. Is It Time to Invest in Australia?

    May 15, 2013
    Australia a country rich in natural resources and one increasingly gaining attention from investors. Is it time to put some ...
  75. So Who’s Right On Cliffs Natural Resources?

    March 28, 2013
    Iron ore and coal producer Cliffs Natural Resources has faced downgrade after downgrade in the face of fallen commodity prices ...
  76. Swatch Buys Harry Winston Watch Brand For $1 Billion

    January 18, 2013
    Harry Winston sells its watch brand to Swatch so it can focus on diamonds. This is a good deal for both companies.
  77. Natural Gas Impairment Charges On The Rise

    May 23, 2012
    The exploration and production industry is now faced with the hangover associated with the reckless acquisition spending ...
  78. It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    February 28, 2012
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  79. 2011's Biggest Mergers and Acquisitions

    December 30, 2011
    M&A activity rebounded in a big way in 2011. Here's a look back at the biggest mergers and acquisitions during the year. ...
  80. Metals And Mining Meltdown

    October 5, 2011
    Metals and mining stocks have been hit hard, with most beaten down near their 52-week lows on fears of a global slowdown ...
  81. Odyssey Leads Investors On Treasure Hunt

    September 29, 2011
    Can investors find buried treasure with Odyssey Marine Exploration's shipwreck-exploration business?
  82. Southwestern Energy Still Loves The Fayetteville

    May 13, 2011
    Southwestern Energy is still milking the Fayetteville Shale for all it can. It rode the play to achieve 28% production growth ...
  83. A Strong And Noble Driller

    September 13, 2010
    Relative to its future growth potential, Noble shares look incredibly attractive.
  84. Exploit Market Inefficiencies With Pair Trades

    August 6, 2010
    Although in the long run the market is efficient, in the short term there are market inefficiencies that can be exploited. ...
  85. Lithium Ion Battery Stocks

    July 6, 2010
    Instead of trying to pick the best cellular phone company, electric car or green energy business to invest in, look at what ...
  86. A Rare Opportunity In Rare Earth Metals

    July 6, 2010
    The biggest bull market may be in rare earth minerals. Find out why you should be investing in elements you may never have ...
  87. ETFs For A Low-Cost, Long-Term Portfolio

    October 28, 2009
    While ETFs are a great tool for exploring sectors, they can form the basis of a great long term portfolio.
  88. Hathor Exploration Delivering World-Class Results

    June 29, 2009
    Strong results from Hathor Exploration's recent drilling program still hasn't interested investors enough to move the stock. ...