BUZZ-BHP Billiton: Stock down on weary H1 forecast

Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:59am EDT
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** BHP Billiton falls as much as 2 pct, ranks among top FTSE 100 losers

** Analysts pessimistic on results slated for Aug. 25

** Continued slump in commodity prices could spook cash shortage fears

** Deutsche Bank narrows TP to 1440 p from 1460 p; says not optimistic of any growth projects to be approved

** Liberum cuts TP to 1125 pence, reflecting a $75/bbl LR oil price

** Liberum analysts say they expect further aggressive capital cuts to below $7 bln to preserve its 'solid A' credit rating

** Stock has outperformed the FTSE-350 Mining Index YTD (