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BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)

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  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:25 AM
    Premarket gainers: AONE +20%. CSCO +12%. EAT +11%. NWS +8%. AKS +5%. CLWR +5%. MPEL +5%. KSS +5%. NVDA +5%. BX +4%. BAC +4%. ALU +4%. ETFC +4%. DRYS +4%. PBR +4%. CAJ +4%. ARMH +4%. SID +4%. ASX +4%. RF +4%. VALE +3%. MGM +4%. LYG +3%. MOS +3%. CREE +3%. ASML +3%. BRFS +3%. GS +3%. SINA +3%. BHP +3%. ITUB +3%. POT +3%. ERIC +3%.
    Losers: SODA -10%. SLE -8%. AMSC -7%. ALLY -5%. NVS -4%. LOGI -4%. CRH -3%.
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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: XIN +26%. PZG +19%. NBG +11%. RIO +10%. ALU +8%. SD +8%. ARMH +7%. FRO +7%. DRYS +7%. BHP +7%. ABB +6%. MCP +5%. NYX +5%. BAC +5%. ASML +5%. HAL +5%. DNDN +5%. ERIC +5%. IRE +4%. MPEL +4%. TS +5%. CAJ +4%. NOK +4%. MT +4%. C +3%. MGM +4%. PCX +4%. SDRL +4%. ING +4%. BCS +4%. FCX +3%. LVS +3%. LVLT +3%. AA +3%. S +3%. BP +3%.
    Losers: FOSL -21%. SOL -7%.
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  • Aug. 8, 2011, 9:12 PM
    BHP Billiton (BHP) buys Leighton Holdings' (LGTHF.PK) iron ore mining operations in Western Australia for $719M. BHP -0.9% AH.
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  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:05 AM
    Premarket gainers: GOLD +7%. KFT +6%. UN +5%. TDC +5%. SOLR +4%. SD +3%.
    Losers: DNDN -64%. ENTR -26%. GNOM -19%. VE -14%. ARO -14%. WLT -13%. LYG -10%. ONTY -9%. TS -8%. FRO -8%. BCS -8%. SPPI -7%. RIO -6%. LOGI -6%. ARMH -6%. KSS -5%. SDRL -5%. ASML -5%. MKTAY -5%. STM -5%. ALV -5%. MTG -5%. RIG -5%. ONNN -5%. BHP -4%. UBS -4%. ALU -4%. NWS -4%. CS -4%. STO -4%. ABB -4%. DB -4%. HMC -5%. ERIC -3%. WFR -3%. VALE -3%. GPS -3%. RDS.A -3%. FCX -3%. RCL -3%. ASX -3%. CCL -3%. PBR -3%. NOK -3%.
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  • Jul. 25, 2011, 9:42 AM
    As global mining companies report record earnings, mine workers across three continents are striking over pay: BHP workers vote to extend their strike at Chile's Escondida copper mine, stoppages at BHP’s Australian steelmaking coal operations may resume this week, and Anglo American (AAUKY.PK) and Xstrata (XSRAY.PK) coal miners in South Africa walk off the job.
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  • Jul. 20, 2011, 10:01 AM
    BHP (BHP +0.6%) is set for another fiscal year of strong earnings following record output of several commodities. BHP achieved its 11th consecutive record for iron ore as production rose 8% to 134.4M metric tons. However, metallurgical coal fell 13% due to flooding in Australia. (PR)
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  • Jul. 15, 2011, 3:42 PM
    One small energy company benefiting from BHP's  acquisition of Petrohawk (HK +62%) today is Crimson Expoloration (CXPO +14%). The company operates in the same onshore Gulf Coast regions as Petrohawk, and is also a player, albeit minor, in the in the enormous Eagle Ford shale oilfields.
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  • Jul. 15, 2011, 2:39 PM
    A federal judge says Anadarko Petroleum (APC +3.3%) must go to arbitration with its claims that BP (BP -0.4%) is to blame for last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill; Anadarko owned 25% of the BP well. The judge also dismisses lawsuits against BP claiming the company had defrauded regulators about safety issues. APC shares have been up since news of BHP's offer for Petrohawk (HK).
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  • Jul. 15, 2011, 1:46 PM
    Southwestern Energy (SWN +8%) issues a statement expressing support for a hydraulic fracturing disclosure bill signed into law by Texas Governor Rick Perry. The law requires public disclosure of all the chemicals contained in hydraulic fracturing fluids. The stock is up today on the back of BHP's (BHP -1.3%) acquisition of Petrohawk (HK +63%).
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  • Jul. 15, 2011, 10:39 AM
    BHP's (BHP -1.5%) willingness to pay a 65% premium for Petrohawk (HK +62.7%) shows that mining companies will pay top dollar for natural gas plays (UNG +2.5%), despite the stubbornly low price of the commodity itself. JPMorgan's Mark Lear says acquisition targets could include: RRC +6.6%, BEXP +6.1%, KOG +5.7%. Also surging: COG +7%, CHK +6.7%.
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  • Jul. 15, 2011, 8:58 AM
    Oil-and-gas takes the pole among premarket gainers following Petrohawk's (HK +63%) $12.1B bid from BHP Billiton (BHP -1.6%) as it moves deeper into the U.S. shale. The deal values HK at 50% higher than 30-day prices. LNG +6.2%. CHK +5.6%. FST +4.7%. SD +4.2%. XCO +3.8%. EOG +3.7%. HES +2.3%.
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  • Jul. 15, 2011, 8:56 AM
    Shares of Petrohawk (HK) surge after BHP Billiton (BHP) agrees to buy the firm. Analysts at Citi and KeyBank set a Hold rating for the firm after last night's announcement, and raised price targets. Shares +61% premarket.
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  • Jul. 14, 2011, 10:25 PM
    BHP Billiton (BHP) agrees to buy Petrohawk Energy (HK) for $12.1B in cash, or $38.75/share. The deal gives BHP 1M acres in Texas and Louisiana for shale gas production. HK +63.4% AH, BHP -1.9% in Sydney.
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  • Jul. 10, 2011, 6:38 AM
    Australia unveils a controversial plan to tax carbon emissions at 500 firms from next year starting at A$23 ($24.70) a ton. Coal miners like BHP (BHP) and Xstrata (XSRAY.PK) would be eligible for some of the A$1.3B ($1.4B) earmarked to help the most polluting mines adjust, but there are worries this isn't enough.
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  • Jul. 7, 2011, 1:18 PM
    The case for iron ore miners: It costs about $30 for RIO and BHP to mine a ton of ore and load it on a ship in Australia. That ton can be sold for $175 at port in China. With new supplies years off, only a sharp slowdown in China could upset this equation.
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  • Jul. 7, 2011, 11:47 AM
    Copper continues its remarkable run from last Monday when risk markets around the planet ended their slump. The metal is 9.4% higher in less than 8 sessions after tacking on 2.3% today. At $4.43/lb., copper is within sight of its all-time high around $4.60. JJC +2.4%.
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Company Description
BHP Billiton Ltd is a natural resources company. The Company is engaged in the producing commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical and energy coal, conventional and unconventional oil and gas, copper, aluminium, manganese, uranium, nickel and silver.