Afternoon Alert: BHP Group decreases 0.8% Wednesday November 13, 2019 16:00:00 AEST

BHP Group Limited (ASX:BHP) traded on volume of 0.8 times average so far today while the price decreased 31.0c (or 0.8%) to trade at $A36.79.

SECTION 1: Technical indicators

The price decreased 1.9% in the last week.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:
Return on Assets 9.4% [8.6%]
Price/Earnings/Growth of 0.12 [0.2]
Dividend yield of 9.1% [6.7%]
Return on Equity 18.4% [15.6%]
Return on Capital Employed 18.7% [15.6%]
Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 3 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.
Price/Earnings of 15.8 [9.9]
Price/Sales of 3 [1.8]
Price to Book of 2.5 [1.8]

The stock is at a discount of 10.2% to the 12-month high of $A40.99 on 03 Jul, 2019. It is also at a premium of 33.5% to the 12-month low of $A27.56 on 28 Nov, 2018.
The stock has underperformed 52% of the Australian market over the past 6 months.
The positive 0.31 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.
The present value of AUD1,000 invested one year ago is $A1,358 [vs $A1,149 for the All Ordinaries Index], including a capital gain of $A232 and dividend reinvested of $A126. The total return to shareholders for 1 year is 35.8%.

SECTION 2: Ranking

DescriptionValueRank In Market
MCap $US billion130.6In Top 1%
Today's Volatility %1.2In Top Quartile
52-week Range (in $A)27.6-41.0 
1-month Range (in $A)34.7-37.6 

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