Afternoon Alert: BHP (BHP:AUD36.19) decreases 0.7%; leads market lower Friday July 10, 2020 16:00:00 AEST

BHP Group Limited (ASX:BHP) has decreased 0.7% to trade at AUD36.19 vs. the All Ordinaries Index which weakened 38.6 points (or 0.6%) to 6,036.3. Representing a weighting of about 8.5% of the index, the stock accounted for 9.9% of today's loss. Trading volume has been 50% of average so far today.

SECTION 1: Technical indicators

The price decreased 0.2% in the last week and dropped 3.5% in the last month.
The present value of AUD1,000 invested one year ago is AUD999 [vs AUD891 for the All Ordinaries Index], including a capital loss of AUD60 and dividend reinvested of AUD59. The total return to shareholders for 1 year is -0.1%.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:
Price to Book of 2.5 [2.4]
Price/Earnings of 15.7 [29.4]
Price/Earnings/Growth of 0.12 [0.2]
Dividend yield of 5.9% [4.2%]
Return on Equity 18.4% [7.1%]
Return on Assets 9.4% [3.9%]
Return on Capital Employed 18.7% [9.8%]
Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 3 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.
Price/Sales of 2.9 [2.3]

The stock is at a discount of 10.1% to the 12-month high of AUD40.27 on 22 Jan, 2020. It is also at a premium of 50.5% to the 12-month low of AUD24.05 on 13 Mar, 2020.
The positive 0.35 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal (12-day minus 26-day Exponential Moving Averages). Both the 12-day and the 26-day EMA are rising - another bullish signal. In the past week, the stock's MACD has been positive every day, a reinforcing bullish signal.

SECTION 2: Ranking

DescriptionValueRank In Market
MCap USD billion127.2In Top 1%
Today's Volatility %1.2In Top Quartile
52-week Range (in AUD)24.1-40.3 
1-month Range (in AUD)34.7-38.1 

BHP Group Limited (AU:BHP; ASX:BHP; AX:BHP)
ISIN: AU000000BHP4
PermID: 4295856983