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    What’s Driving Analysts’ Bullish Estimates for BHP for 2018?

    In a press release put out on November 28, BHP (BHP) vowed to cut costs by another 10% for its Australian operations.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Why Analysts Are Bullish on BHP Billiton’s Fiscal 2018

    After coming under pressure, iron ore prices have rebounded to reach ~$78 per ton.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Just Happened to BHP Billiton’s Earnings Estimates?

    Increasing inventories amid a strong supply outlook for iron ore is now taking a toll on prices.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Led to the Steep Revision in Earnings Estimates for BHP Billiton?

    BHP Billiton (BHP) has seen an upward revision of 32% in revenues and 83% in EBITDA in the past six months.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Where Oil Prices Could Head

    USCF OPEC’s decision to cut 1.2 mbd has already had a significant price effect, and compliance has already started. Production dropped 3% in December. At the moment, all eyes are on whether OPEC members will comply, and whether returning supply from Libya and Nigeria may offset any cuts OPEC has announced. The bigger wildcard is the U.S. It […]

    By John Love
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Oil Prices Are Likely to Get More Volatile

    USCF As I stated last quarter, volatility is likely to remain significant in 2017, due to the huge inventory glut, and despite positive trends, until we see real meaningful surplus declines then the price is unlikely to stabilize. That said, it seems likely that prices are unlikely to drop back to 2016 lows and certainly unlikely to […]

    By John Love
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    Miscellaneous

    Will BHP Billiton’s Estimates Keep Rising in 2017?

    Analysts estimate BHP Billiton to deliver revenues of $37.9 billion for 2017—a fall of 1% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Affecting Analysts’ Earnings Estimates for BHP Billiton?

    According to data compiled from analysts’ estimates, they expect BHP to deliver revenue of $36.7 billion for 2017, a rise of 1% year-over-year.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    What Are Analysts’ Earnings Estimates for BHP Billiton?

    Factors impacting earnings estimates Commodity producers’ earnings are sensitive to underlying commodity prices (USCI). It’s worth noting that analysts’ recommendations and target prices are based on expected forward earnings. Revenue estimates The graph above shows BHP Billiton’s (BHP) consensus revenue and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) estimates. According to data compiled by […]

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Why Analysts See BHP’s Revenues Declining for the Rest of 2016

    According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts expect BHP to deliver revenues of $32 billion for 2016, which is a decline of 38% year-over-year.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Get Over Brexit and Prepare for Steel Companies’ 2Q16 Earnings

    Steel Dynamics (STLD) plans to release its 2Q16 earnings on July 18 while Nucor’s (NUE) 2Q16 financial results are expected on July 21.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Drive Estimates Higher for Pan American Silver?

    Being a high-cost producer, Pan American Silver had EBITDA margins of just 10.5% in 2015, which is the lowest among its peers.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts Recommending for BHP Billiton for 2016?

    Currently, seven analysts have a “buy” recommendation, nine have a “hold” recommendation, and three have a “sell” recommendation for BHP Billiton (BHP).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comp Analysis: U.S. Steel, AKS Ceding Ground to Other Steelmakers

    While Nucor and Steel Dynamics posted better-than-expected revenues in 1Q16, ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel Corporation missed analysts’ revenue estimates.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Makes Analysts Bullish on Turquoise Hill Resources?

    Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ), which is partly owned by Rio Tinto (RIO), is a pure-play copper producer.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Higher Commodity Prices Push Freeport-McMoRan to 4-Month High

    Higher commodity prices would support Freeport’s earnings in 1Q16. Moreover, higher commodity prices and improving sentiments will help Freeport in fetching a higher price for its assets.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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