NYSE:BLL - Ball Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$62.04 -0.53 (-0.85 %)
(As of 05/21/2019 01:24 AM ET)
Previous Close$62.57
Today's Range$61.92 - $62.47
52-Week Range$34.71 - $65.31
Volume2.72 million shs
Average Volume2.41 million shs
Market Capitalization$20.77 billion
P/E Ratio28.20
Dividend Yield0.64%
Beta0.83
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Metal cans
Sub-IndustryMetal & Glass Containers
SectorIndustrial Products
CUSIP05849810
CIK9389
Phone303-469-3131

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.64 billion
Cash Flow$4.3173 per share
Book Value$10.90 per share

Profitability

Net Income$454 million

Miscellaneous

Employees17,500
Market Cap$20.77 billion
Next Earnings Date8/1/2019 (Estimated)
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 24th. Investors of record on Monday, June 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share on Monday, June 17th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st. This is a boost from Ball's previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. View Ball's Dividend History.

When did Ball's stock split? How did Ball's stock split work?

Shares of Ball split on Wednesday, May 17th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly issued 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 has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, which authorizes the company to buyback 50,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Ball's earnings last quarter?

Ball Co. (NYSE:BLL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 2nd. The industrial products company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.01. The industrial products company earned $2.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.66 billion. Ball had a return on equity of 20.39% and a net margin of 3.83%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.50 EPS. View Ball's Earnings History.

When is Ball's next earnings date?

Ball is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ball.

What price target have analysts set for BLL?

14 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Ball's stock. Their predictions range from $43.00 to $68.00. On average, they expect Ball's share price to reach $56.2583 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.3%. 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 6 hold ratings and 8 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 to achieve EBITDA of $2 billion and free cash flow of more than $1 billion in 2019. However, the company’s results are likely to bear the impact of headwinds related to currency, higher freight rates and tight metal supply in the United States. The company's performance will be marred by volatile volumes in the EMEA beverage can business owing to governmental regulation. Additionally, Saudi Arabia continues to be a very challenging environment for Ball Corporation. The company has a mixed record of earnings surprises over the last few quarters. The estimate for first-quarter 2019 earnings has been revised downwards, ahead of first-quarter earnings release." (5/7/2019)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are reducing our estimates; we have consistently been below BLL’s 2019 adj. EBITDA guidance, and we remain so. BLL is generating substantial cash flow and returning a great deal of it to shareholders, but there has been a recent divergence between the share price and earnings estimates; one is going up while the other down. the past 12 months, the consensus 2019 adj. EPS estimate has declined by 1.5% while the shares are up 61% (the S&P 500 is up just 13% over that period). We mainly attribute the divergence to investors’ enthusiasm about the recent surge in global beverage can growth and the hope of more to come. Given the general absence of top- line growth stories within U.S." (5/2/2019)

Has Ball been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about BLL stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ball earned a daily sentiment score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Ball's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Ball own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ball investors own include Apache (APA), Home Depot (HD), Endologix (ELGX), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Netflix (NFLX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Mastercard (MA) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.62%), Wellington Management Group LLP (5.13%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (4.65%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (1.51%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.47%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.45%). Company insiders that own Ball stock include Charles E Baker, Daniel William Fisher, James N Peterson, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Lisa Ann Pauley, Nate C Carey, R David Hoover, Robert D Strain and Scott C Morrison. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ball.

Which institutional investors are selling Ball stock?

BLL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Rivulet Capital LLC, Morgan Stanley, Bain Capital Public Equity Management LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, FIL Ltd and William Blair Investment Management LLC. 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, Nate C Carey, Robert D Strain and Scott C Morrison. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ball.

Which institutional investors are buying Ball stock?

BLL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jackson Square Partners LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Select Equity Group L.P., BlackRock Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Teacher Retirement System of Texas and State of Tennessee Treasury Department. 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 $62.04.

How big of a company is Ball?

Ball has a market capitalization of $20.77 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 17,500 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:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  529 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  499 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,028
MarketBeat'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 5/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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