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BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)

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  • Sep. 2, 2011, 12:44 PM
    BHP Billiton (BHP -2.3%) lifts the force majeure it had placed on copper shipments from its Chilean mine Escondida - the world's largest. The company invoked the clause on July 27 due to a unionized workers strike.
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  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:58 AM
    The SEC is asking oil and gas companies to provide information about the fracking process used to obtain natural gas trapped in rocks, which has come under fire due to environmental concerns. The request includes details about the chemicals used and efforts to limit the ecological impact.
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  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:25 AM
    Don't expect any share buybacks from BHP Billiton (BHP), CEO Marius Kloppers says on today's earnings call, noting its $12.1B acquisition of Petrohawk Energy (HK) will absorb any extra cash. Rival Rio Tinto (RIO) boosted its buyback to $7B from $5B earlier this month, but Kloppers says BHP is prioritizing volume growth and dividends.
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  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:12 AM
    BHP Billiton (BHP): BHP FH2 net profit excluding items $10.98B (+62% Y/Y), misses by $0.72B. FY EPS excluding items $3.935 (+76% Y/Y). FY revenue $71.74B (+36% Y/Y). Declares final dividend of $0.55 a share vs. forecasts of $0.51. (PR)
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  • Aug. 18, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: CNX +10%.
    Losers: GENT -20%. NTAP -14%. JASO -12%. MGM -11%. PLCE -7%. BCS -8%. CBOU -7%. LYG -7%. IVR -7%. EMC -6%. SD -6%. MPEL -5%. UBS -5%. ALU -5%. TTM -5%. CS -5%. ING -5%. IRE -5%. AVB -5%. JDSU -5%. DRYS -5%. DNDN -5%. BAC -5%. HBC -5%. YOKU -5%. PHG -4%. MT -4%. C -4%. SDRL -4%. BIDU -4%. NFLX -4%. MU -4%. DB -4%. RENN -4%. LVS -4%. BHP -4%. LVLT -4%. TS -4%.
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  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:18 PM
    BHP Billiton (BHP) gets the final stamp of approval on its $12B takeover bid for shale gas company Petrohawk Energy (HK). BHP +1.6%, HK +0.2% AH.
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  • Aug. 12, 2011, 2:32 PM
    In spite of many class action lawsuits accusing Petrohawk's (HK) board of not evaluating all options before agreeing to a $12.1B acquisition by BHP Billiton (BHP), the company insists it's unlikely to attract a rival bid. BHP expects to close the acquisition in Q3, and believes Petrohawk will average 10%+ annual production growth for the rest of the decade.
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  • Aug. 11, 2011, 1:56 PM
    Though European and American coal consumption is expected to be roughly flat over the long-term, Asian consumption is expected to keep soaring due to the energy needs of China, India, and others. As a result, David White thinks recent declines in the shares of coal exporters BHP, RIO, BTU, and VALE present a buying opportunity.
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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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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.