BHP Billiton PLC (LSE)
BHP Group Plc engages in the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources. The company is a subsidiary of BHP Billiton Group. The company produces major commodities including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper.
Founded in 1885 in the isolated mining town of Broken Hill in New South Wales, in 2017 BHP ranked as the world's largest mining company based on market capitalisation. The company also has interests in oil, gas and energy coal. The underground mine is made up of approximately 450 kilometres of underground roads and tunnels.
BHP Billiton PLC has listings on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company is also a component of the FTSE 100 Index, consisting of the 100 companies on the LSE with the highest market capitalisation.
BHP Billiton PLC (LSE) Market Influences
BHP Billiton PLC’s share price is influenced by a variety of different factors. These range from inflation and exchange rates, market sentiment, international politics and world crises, changes in governmental and economic policy, as well as internal developments within the company.