BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) has dedicated to invest 845 million U.S. dollars to made a new mine in eastern Australia that will assist the company to maintain output levels at its Illawara metallurgical coal business.
The Melbourne-based BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest producer of steelmaking coal, reported in a statement that the Appin Area 9 project in southern New South Wales state would be operational in 2016 and would shift production at the west Cliff mine.
The verdict to push ahead with the outlay comes as BHP and other mining corporations struggle with higher costs and dropping prices for coal and other commodities, supporting them to reconsider their spending projects. BHP prior this year shut down a metallurgical coal mine in Australia that had been losing money for few months.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) fell -4.51% to settle at $19.25, BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (NYSE:BBL) moved down -5.27% to end at $55.49 while Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) plunged -6.57% to finish on Thursday at $48.33.
BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) on June 21, 2012 decreased -5.34% to the closing price of $63.14. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.39 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $59.87-$97.37. The total market capitalization remained $101.39 billion.
BHP is ahead its 52 week low with +5.46% and going forward from its 52 week high price with -33.33%. BHP last month stock price volatility remained 2.14%. In its share capital BHP has 2.66 billion outstanding shares among them 2.66 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. BHP stock institutional ownership remained 5.02%.
The stock price of BHP is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -0.27% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -6.50%. BHP current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +87.42% while its current quarter performance remained -10.69%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.54. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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