Basic Materials Stocks Under Scanner -- BHP Billiton, Turquoise Hill Resources, BHP Billiton, and ONEOK Partners

Sep 09, 2016, 07:45 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, September 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Companies in the Basic Materials space manufacture chemicals, building materials, and paper products, and are also engaged in commodities exploration and processing. The sector offers dividend yields that are above average compared with the wider market. This morning, Stock-Callers.com redirects investors' attention to the following equities: BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE: BHP), Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE: TRQ), BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE: BBL), and ONEOK Partners L.P. (NYSE: OKS).  You can access of our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:

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BHP Billiton  

Melbourne, Australia headquartered BHP Billiton Ltd's shares rose 0.61% and finished Thursday's trading session at $31.23. A total volume of 2.19 million shares was traded. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has advanced 0.86% and 12.62%, respectively. Additionally, the Company's shares have gained 23.81% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 4.03% and 17.41%, respectively. Moreover, shares of BHP Billiton, which discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 51.17.

On August 30th, 2016, research firm Argus upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Hold' to 'Buy'.

On September 4th, 2016, Bloomberg reported that Woodside Petroleum Ltd has agreed to pay as much as $400 million for half of BHP Billiton Ltd's interest in the Scarborough gas field off Western Australia as part of a drive to boost its reserves. Visit us today and download your complete report on BHP for free at:

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Turquoise Hill Resources  

On Thursday, shares in Vancouver, Canada headquartered Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd recorded a trading volume of 2.05 million shares, and ended the session 0.33% lower at $3.06. The stock has gained 3.73% in the previous three months and 20.47% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 11.42% above their 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Turquoise Hill Resources, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mining company, have an RSI of 40.30.

On August 02nd, 2016, the company recorded net income attributable to owners of Turquoise Hill of $29.8 million ($0.01 per share) in Q2'16 compared to net income of $24.9 million ($0.01 per share) in Q2'15; an increase of $4.9 million. Operating cash flows before interest and taxes in Q2'16 were $161.6 million compared to $239.2 million in Q2'15, reflecting the impact of reduced gold production and sales in concentrates. The complimentary research report on TRQ can be accessed at:

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BHP Billiton PLC  

Shares in London, the UK-based BHP Billiton PLC closed the day at $27.14, up 1.08%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.93 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 0.71% in the last month, 10.31% over the previous three months, and 22.76% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 4.41% above its 50-day moving average and 16.10% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of BHP Billiton PLC, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a resources company that discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide, have an RSI of 52.08.

On August 16th, 2016, BHP Billiton reported underlying EBITDA of US$12.3 billion and an underlying EBITDA margin of 41% in the 2016 financial year, despite significantly weaker prices across all their major commodities which had a negative impact of US$10.7 billion. The Group achieved US$437 million of productivity gains, or US$2.0 billion excluding the impact of grade decline at Escondida. BHP Billiton reported underlying attributable profit of US$1.2 billion for 2016 compared to underlying profit of $6.4 billion for 2015. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the PDF research report on BBL at:

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ONEOK Partners  

At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Tulsa, Oklahoma headquartered ONEOK Partners L.P. ended 0.05% lower at $39.78 and with a total volume of 477,609 shares traded. The stock has advanced 5.28% in the previous three months and 41.95% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 22.05%. Furthermore, shares of ONEOK Partners, which engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the US, have an RSI of 46.13.

On August 02nd, 2016, ONEOK Partners reported that Q2 2016 net income attributable and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (adjusted EBITDA) increased 25% to $261.5 million and 18% to $455.8 million, respectively, compared to Q2 2015. Q2 2016 natural gas volumes processed increased 12% and natural gas liquids volumes fractionated increased 10% compared to Q2 2015.

On September 06th, 2016, research firm JP Morgan upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Underweight' to 'Neutral'. Get free access to your research report on OKS at:

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