JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of BHP Group (LON:BHP) to an overweight rating in a research report report published on Friday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has GBX 1,830 ($24.07) price target on the stock, down from their prior price target of GBX 1,900 ($24.99).

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on the company. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their target price on BHP Group from GBX 1,900 ($24.99) to GBX 1,800 ($23.68) and set an outperform rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 3rd. Societe Generale raised their target price on BHP Group from GBX 1,900 ($24.99) to GBX 1,980 ($26.05) and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Monday, December 16th. Barclays decreased their target price on BHP Group from GBX 2,035 ($26.77) to GBX 1,950 ($25.65) and set an overweight rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 15th. UBS Group reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of BHP Group in a report on Tuesday, February 18th. Finally, DZ Bank raised their target price on BHP Group from GBX 1,720 ($22.63) to GBX 1,800 ($23.68) and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Thursday, January 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,738.21 ($22.87).

BHP Group stock traded up GBX 34.20 ($0.45) during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 1,109.60 ($14.60). The company had a trading volume of 16,656,187 shares. BHP Group has a 52 week low of GBX 1,329 ($17.48) and a 52 week high of £1,585 ($2,084.98). The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 1,479.44 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 1,671.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $21.97 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.98. The company has a current ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 52.94.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 5th will be paid a $0.65 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 5th. This represents a yield of 2.96%. BHP Group’s payout ratio is presently 0.44%.

In other BHP Group news, insider Susan Kilsby purchased 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 20th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 1,696 ($22.31) per share, for a total transaction of £67,840 ($89,239.67).

BHP Group Company Profile

BHP Group discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical and energy coal.

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