BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP:NYE) (BHP:LSE) Analysts become cautious with a Hold rating

Analysts rate BHP Billiton Ltd ADR with a consensus Hold rating on the mining giant’s stock.

Based on the BHP Billiton Ltd ADR stock forecasts from 13 analysts, the average analyst target price for BHP Billiton Ltd ADR is USD 61.05 over the next 12 months. BHP Billiton Ltd ADR’s average analyst rating is Hold . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of BHP Billiton Ltd ADR is Bullish , which is based on 11 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, BHP Billiton Ltd ADR’s stock price was USD 54.13BHP Billiton Ltd ADR’s stock price has changed by -6.15% over the past week, -19.33% over the past month and -25.81% over the last year.

BHP Group Limited operates as a resources company in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. It operates through Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal. It is also involved in mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; and potash development activities. In addition, the company provides towing, freight, marketing and trading, marketing support, finance, administrative, and other services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What we don’t like:

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

STA Research Assigns BAE Systems plc(BA:LSE) with a Hold rating and a target of GBX 700

Analysts rate BAE Systems plc with a Strong Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of GBX 729.27 per share.

STA Research Assigns BAE Systems plc with a Hold rating and a target of GBX 700 on the company’s stock.

Based on the BAE Systems plc stock forecasts from 6 analysts, the average analyst target price for BAE Systems plc is GBX 729.27 over the next 12 months. BAE Systems plc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of BAE Systems plc is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 11 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, BAE Systems plc’s stock price was GBX 836.00BAE Systems plc’s stock price has changed by +4.68% over the past week, +7.43% over the past month and +59.12% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR(RYAAY:NSD) Raymond James Capital maintains a Strong Buy rating

Raymond James Capital maintains Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR with a Strong Buy rating and lowers the target price to $112 from $125 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR stock forecasts from 10 analysts, the average analyst target price for Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR is USD 91.46 over the next 12 months. Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR is Neutral, which is based on 5 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR’s stock price was USD 68.65Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR’s stock price has changed by -5.83% over the past week, -19.66% over the past month and -38.25% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Citigroup maintains Alibaba Group Holdings(BABA:NYE) with a Buy rating and lowers the target price to $172 from $176

Citigroup maintains Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR with a Buy rating and lowers the target price to $172 from $176 on the company’s stock.

HSBC lowers the target price on Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR to $141 from $146, and maintains the Buy rating.

Based on the Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR stock forecasts from 16 analysts, the average analyst target price for Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR is USD 162.14 over the next 12 months. Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 6 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR’s stock price was USD 116.00Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR’s stock price has changed by -2.30% over the past week, +24.45% over the past month and -46.73% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

 stock forecasts from 16 analysts, the average analyst target price for Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR is USD 162.14 over the next 12 months. Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 6 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR’s stock price was USD 116.00Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd ADR’s stock price has changed by -2.30% over the past week, +24.45% over the past month and -46.73% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Analysts rate Canopy Growth Corp.(CGC:NSD) with an Underperform rating and a 12-month average target price of $7

Analysts rate Canopy Growth Corp with a consensus Underperform rating and a 12-month average target price of $7.13 per share.

Bank of America Securities maintained Canopy Growth Corp with an Underperform rating and slashed the target price to $2.4 from $10 on the company’s stock.

CIBC lowered the target price on Canopy Growth Corp to $2.70 from $9, and maintained the Underperform rating.

Based on the Canopy Growth Corp stock forecasts from 17 analysts, the average analyst target price for Canopy Growth Corp is USD 7.13 over the next 12 months. Canopy Growth Corp’s average analyst rating is Under-perform. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Canopy Growth Corp is Bearish, which is based on 2 positive signals and 7 negative signals. At the last closing, Canopy Growth Corp’s stock price was USD 2.81Canopy Growth Corp’s stock price has changed by -25.86% over the past week, -34.95% over the past month and -87.93% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Negative cashflow

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Negative free cash flow

The company had negative total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.