Could BHP Group (BBL) Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?

Taking everything into account, BHP Group (NYSE:BBL) scores 72% Buy on the technical side. The stock is also flashing a Buy from the Barchart TrendSpotter trading system. Traders hoping to speculate on the BBL’s short-term trajectory should know that short terms indicators for the stock averaged 60% Buy with an average daily trading volume over the past 20 days at 1448305 shares. BBL stock has overall a 1% Buy signal considering medium term indicators and the 50-day average daily volume remained almost 1803744 shares. It’s also worth noting that the stock, whose average daily volume over the 100 days prior to this writing was shares, is 33% Buy on the basis of long term indicators.

The share price is currently staying around the first support level of $44.36. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $44.13. Till the time, the BBL stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear. On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 69.3 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $44.13 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $44.73 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $44.87 level.

BHP Group (BBL) is projected to climb by 6.88 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $50 price as 12-month high target. This represents a whopping 12.11 percent increase from where shares are trading today. The 12-month median price target assigned by the analysts stands at $50, which represents a return potential of 12.11 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $44.6 on Monday, February 11. The lowest price target for the stock is $50 — slightly more than 12.11 percent from BBL’s current share price.

Here’s a rundown of insider trading activity for sense of BHP Group (NYSE:BBL).

BBL shares accumulated 0.04 points or 0.09 percent on Monday to $44.6 with a light trade volume of 1.876 million shares. After opening the session at $44.28, the shares went as high as $44.63 and as low as $44.26, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $122 billion and now has 2.73 billion shares outstanding. BHP Group (BBL) stock has gained 7.44 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

Analysts at Investec upped their rating on shares of BHP Group (NYSE:BBL) from Hold to Buy in their opinion released on November 01. Morgan Stanley analysts have downgraded their rating of BBL stock from Overweight to Equal-Weight in a separate flash note to investors on September 25. Analysts at Barclays issued an upgrade from Equal Weight to Overweight for the stock, in a research note that dated back to May 04.

BBL stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 0.89, offering the possibility of a lower rate of return, but also posing less risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $3.35 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has surged 11.72 percent year to date (YTD) against a rise of 15.52 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -2.34 percent away from its 1-year high of $45.67 and 23.03 percent up from 52-week low of $36.25. The average consensus rating on the company is 2.5, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a sell.

Shares of BHP Group (BBL) are trading at a P/E ratio of 13.29 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry BBL operates in has an average P/E of 12.81. Its P/E ratio went as low as 11.6X and as high as 29.38 over the 5-year span. Further, it is sporting a 2.79 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 14.54. 0 percent is the gross profit margin for BHP Group and operating margin sits at 36.7 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is 8.5 percent.