Community Bank N.A. lowered its stake in shares of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) by 9.6% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 17,573 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 1,862 shares during the quarter. Community Bank N.A.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $808,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Opera Trading Capital bought a new position in shares of BHP Billiton in the 4th quarter worth approximately $106,000. Knowledge Leaders Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of BHP Billiton in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $134,000. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its stake in shares of BHP Billiton by 7.9% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 5,037 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $180,000 after purchasing an additional 368 shares during the period. Trust Co. of Vermont lifted its stake in shares of BHP Billiton by 37.2% in the 4th quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 4,278 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $197,000 after purchasing an additional 1,161 shares during the period. Finally, Sicart Associates LLC bought a new position in shares of BHP Billiton in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $203,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 3.29% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on BHP shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BHP Billiton from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of BHP Billiton from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Cowen increased their price objective on shares of BHP Billiton from $45.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein cut shares of BHP Billiton from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $49.55 to $47.00 in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. BHP Billiton has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.97.

Shares of BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) opened at $45.13 on Friday. BHP Billiton Limited has a one year low of $33.37 and a one year high of $50.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 1.85 and a quick ratio of 1.53.

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BHP Billiton Profile

BHP Billiton Limited is a global resources company. The Company is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. Its segments include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP)

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