Marius Kloppers

Report: BHP Billiton May Offer $90 a Share for Anadarko Petroleum (BHP, APC)

According to a report in London’s Daily Mail, BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) could soon make a $90 per-share offer to buy fellow oil giant Anadarko Petroleum Corporation ( APC ). That offer would represent a 27% premium top APC’s Wednesday closing price of $70.73. The report didn’t specify any sources for the information, but said that BHP CEO Marius Kloppers is “desperate” to get a deal done. BHP has engaged in multiple unsuccessful takeover attempts this year, including a much-publicized failed bid for fertilizer maker Potash Corp ( POT ). BHP shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Thursday, while Anadarko shares soared 5%. The Bottom Line Shares of Anadarko Petroleum ( APC ) have a .51% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $70.73. Shares of BHP Billiton ( BHP ) have a 1.94% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $92.80. Neither Billiton Limited ( BHP ) nor Anadarko Petroleum Corporation ( APC ) are currently recommended by Dividend.com. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Where Will BHP (NYSE:BHP) Invest its Cash?

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Now that the Potash (NYSE:POT) deal is all but over for BHP (NYSE:BHP), rumors continue to circulate as to what would be the best way for the company to invest its cash.While acquisitions are sure to remain on the table, pressure from shareholders could result in BP using some of the capital, possibly as much as $10 billion to buy back shares in the company.As high as that is, BHP would still

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BHP (NYSE:BHP) May Acquire Woodside says Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Joining the chorus of commentators and analysts hyping the possibility BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) may target Woodside Petroleum Ltd. is Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), who believes they will be a target of BHP if the Potash (NYSE:POT) remains closed to the mining giant.With little chance of the Canadian government changing their minds, Morgan is essentially saying Woodside is the next target of BHP CEO

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