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The BHP Group share price is rising again — so where to from here?

It’s proving another good day on the ASX for the Big Australian…
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The BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) share price is having another impressive day on the ASX. At the time of writing, BHP shares are up a robust 1.54% to $49.54. That’s about 4% off its all-time high of $51.82 that we saw back in May.

The BHP share price is now up 8.6% since 21 June. That is in addition to being up 15% year to date, and 38.5% over the past 12 months.

So where to now for the BHP share price?

Could BHP shares be a buy today?

Well, one broker who thinks it could be onwards and upwards from here is investment bank Goldman Sachs. Goldman currently has BHP shares rated as a ‘buy’. It has a 12-month share price target of $53.80 for BHP.

That implies potential upside of 8.5% on the current share price. Goldman is expecting high commodity prices (mainly coal, copper and oil) to tip buckets of cash into BHP over the next year.

It’s also expecting a 50% increase in earnings and a doubling in free cash flow. That price target doesn’t include dividends though. Goldman is anticipating US$2.58 ($3.46) in dividends per share from BHP over FY2022. That would equate to a forward and fully franked dividend yield of 6.97% on current pricing.

Goldman isn’t the only one bullish on BHP shares right now. As my Fool colleague James covered yesterday, Macquarie is another broker who rates BHP as a buy today. Macquarie currently has a 12-month share price target of $63 on BHP shares. That would imply an upside of almost 27%. Macquarie is also expecting material increases in the company’s dividends going forward.

At the current BHP share price, the company has a market capitalisation of $143.76 billion, a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.15 and a trailing dividend yield of 4.16%.

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Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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