Pompano Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/19/2012 -- BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) has been reportedly pursuing a retrenchment strategy, according to which the company is downsizing itself and shredding the non-core assets in order to refocus efforts on its core values and operations.
Additionally, the company operates five oil processing units in Irish Sea and North Wales via its sub-contractor named Liverpool Bay. Furthermore, BHP owns the shares which mount up to 16% and 31% in Bruce oil and Keith field respectively. According to the view of analysts, the company is deliberately foregoing its investments in the areas which cannot be further developed in terms of output and revenue in coming times.
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On the other hand, they are speculating that BHP Billiton Limited will carry on this approach for quite a while and analysts are also expecting BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) to raise 22 billion US Dollars if it could successfully close the deals.
Shares of BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) traded in a range of $77.43 to $78.03, completing the day up $0.51, or 0.66% to $77.75. The total volume of shares exchanged was 2.76 million. The stock was at 13.64% as on Dec 18, 2012 for this year as compared to 16.24% in the last 12 months. The company established a 52-week high of $82.23 on Feb 03, 2012 and is now -2.39% down than that level.
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) has now dropped about -58.23% from its record high price level, and has declined by -51.59% for this year. It closed at $9.89, trading -0.24% below its 200 day moving average and 21.53% above its 50 day moving average. Latest close brings its distance from its 52-week low at +87.31%. The stock has a market value is $2.18 billion.
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As of latest close, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) shares are up about -40.74% for 2012 and topped out a 52-week high of $78.85 (Jan 26, 2012). Since then, it has retreated 53.14% but stands 25.92% above 52-week low. The shares slipped below the 200-Day SMA ($40.57) and are now sitting -0.48% below 50-day SMA. The performance measured for the month was +1.79% and weekly performance appeared at +10.51%.
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