NYSE:BLL - Ball Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $54.13 -0.82 (-1.49 %) (As of 02/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$54.95Today's Range$54.08 - $55.1252-Week Range$34.71 - $55.48Volume3.57 million shsAverage Volume2.95 million shsMarket Capitalization$18.36 billionP/E Ratio24.60Dividend Yield0.73%Beta0.84 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Ball Corp. provides metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. It operates through the following business segments: Beverage Packaging, North and Central America; Beverage Packaging, South America; Beverage Packaging, Europe; Food and Aerosol Packaging; and Aerospace. The Beverage Packaging, North and Central America segment sold under multi-year supply contracts to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks and other beverages. The Beverage Packaging, South America segment sales volumes of beverage containers in South America, and manufacture substantially all of the metal beverage containers in Brazil. The Beverage Packaging, Europe segment sales volumes of metal beverage containers in Europe, and other packaging materials used by the European beer and carbonated soft drink industries. The Food and Aerosol Packaging segment produces two-piece and three-piece steel food containers and ends for packaging vegetables, fruit, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food and other products, and also manufactures and sells steel aerosol containers, as well as extruded aluminum aerosol containers and aluminum slugs. The Aerospace segment provides diversified technical services and products to government agencies, prime contractors and commercial organizations for a broad range of information warfare, electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training and space system needs. The company was founded by Edmund Burke Ball, Frank Clayton Ball, George A. Ball, Lucius Lorenzo Ball and William Charles Ball in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, CO. Receive BLL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BLL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Metal cans Sub-IndustryMetal & Glass Containers SectorIndustrial Products Current SymbolNYSE:BLL Previous Symbol CUSIP05849810 Webwww.ball.com Phone303-469-3131Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.83 Current Ratio0.96 Quick Ratio0.65Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio24.60 Forward P/E Ratio20.27 P/E Growth3.77 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$11.64 billion Price / Sales1.58 Cash Flow$4.2689 per share Price / Cash Flow12.68 Book Value$10.50 per share Price / Book5.16Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.20 Net Income$454 million Net Margins3.90% Return on Equity20.08% Return on Assets4.54%Miscellaneous Employees18,300 Outstanding Shares339,191,000Market Cap$18.36 billion OptionableOptionable Ball (NYSE:BLL) Frequently Asked Questions What is Ball's stock symbol? Ball trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BLL." How often does Ball pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ball? Ball declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 28th. View Ball's Dividend History. When did Ball's stock split? How did Ball's stock split work? Ball shares split on Wednesday, May 17th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly created shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Tuesday, May 16th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Ball stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split. How will Ball's stock buyback program work? Ball declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, which permits the company to repurchase 50,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Ball's earnings last quarter? Ball Co. (NYSE:BLL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.68 billion. Ball had a return on equity of 20.08% and a net margin of 3.90%. View Ball's Earnings History. When is Ball's next earnings date? Ball is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ball. What guidance has Ball issued on next quarter's earnings? Ball updated its earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. What price target have analysts set for BLL? 14 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Ball's shares. Their predictions range from $43.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Ball's stock price to reach $52.9167 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ball. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ball? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ball in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ball. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ball stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ball stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ball Corporation expects its free cash flow to be around $800 million and capital spending to be in excess of $700 million in 2018. Ball Corporation's performance will be hurt by higher freight rates and tight metal supply in the United States. However, headwind related to currency will affect results despite the benefits of acquisitions and growing demand for aluminum beverage packaging. The company's performance will also be marred by volatile volumes in the EMEA beverage can business due to governmental regulation. Tougher comparison also remains a woe." (1/21/2019) 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We see little upside to the shares at such a high multiple; the Company generates considerable free cash flow, is a defensive business, and will remain a heavy buyer of its stock, but we think there’s a limit to how high the EV/EBITDA multiple can possibly go." (11/1/2018) Has Ball been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about BLL stock has trended positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ball earned a news impact score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Ball's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ball include Bouygues (BOUYF), Deere & Company (DE), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), SCHNEIDER ELEC /ADR (SBGSY), ABB (ABB), Emerson Electric (EMR), Eaton (ETN), MURATA MFG CO L/ADR (MRAAY), FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR (FANUY), Roper Technologies (ROP), Johnson Controls International (JCI), Mitsui & Co Ltd (MITSY), Ingersoll-Rand (IR), Komatsu (KMTUY) and ATLAS COPCO AB/S (ATLKY). Who are Ball's key executives? Ball's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. John A. Hayes, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 54)Mr. Scott C. Morrison, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57)Ms. Lisa Ann Pauley, Sr. VP of HR & Admin. (Age 58)Mr. Charles E. Baker, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 62)Mr. Daniel William Fisher, Sr. VP & COO of Global Metal Beverage Packaging (Age 46) Who are Ball's major shareholders? Ball's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.36%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.30%), Northern Trust Corp (1.10%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.99%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.98%) and Eaton Vance Management (0.93%). Company insiders that own Ball stock include Charles E Baker, Daniel J Heinrich, Daniel William Fisher, James N Peterson, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Lisa Ann Pauley, R David Hoover, Robert D Strain and Scott C Morrison. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ball. Which major investors are selling Ball stock? BLL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bessemer Group Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Manning & Napier Group LLC, Eaton Vance Management, Lodge Hill Capital LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Prudential PLC and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have sold Ball company stock in the last year include Charles E Baker, Daniel William Fisher, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Lisa Ann Pauley, R David Hoover, Robert D Strain and Scott C Morrison. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ball. Which major investors are buying Ball stock? BLL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Packer & Co Ltd, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Mackay Shields LLC and Duality Advisers LP. Company insiders that have bought Ball stock in the last two years include Daniel J Heinrich and Daniel William Fisher. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ball. How do I buy shares of Ball? Shares of BLL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Ball's stock price today? One share of BLL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $54.13. How big of a company is Ball? Ball has a market capitalization of $18.36 billion and generates $11.64 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $454 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.20 on an earnings per share basis. Ball employs 18,300 workers across the globe. What is Ball's official website? The official website for Ball is http://www.ball.com. How can I contact Ball? Ball's mailing address is 10 Longs Peak Drive, Broomfield CO, 80038. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 303-469-3131 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Ball (NYSE BLL)Community Ranking: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 484 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 485 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 969MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ball and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BLL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BLL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the components of an earnings report?