BHP shares rise on dividend optimism

Original article by Paul Garvey
The Australian – Page: 21 : 21-Feb-19

Investors have welcomed BHP’s latest interim financial results, with its share price closing at a long-term high of $37.94 on 20 February. The stock has gained 35.5 per cent in the last year and is now trading at or above the share price targets of seven out of the 12 analysts who are tracked by Bloomberg. BHP has flagged a strong rise in full-year profit if commodity prices remain at current levels, while it announced an interim dividend of $US0.55 per share.

CORPORATES
BHP GROUP LIMITED – ASX BHP, BLOOMBERG LP, CREDIT SUISSE (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD

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