Ball Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:BLL)

About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation logoBall Corporation (Ball) is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries. The Company's packaging products are produced for a range of end uses and are manufactured in facilities around the world. The Company operates in four segments: metal beverage packaging, Americas and Asia; metal beverage packaging, Europe; metal food and household products packaging, and aerospace and technologies. Its product lines include aluminum and steel beverage containers. The Company also produces steel food, aerosol, paint, general line and decorative specialty containers, as well as extruded aluminum aerosol and beverage containers and aluminum slugs. The Company sells its packaging products to multinational beverage, food, personal care and household products companies. Its aerospace business is engaged in the designing, development and manufacturing of aerospace systems for civil, commercial and national security aerospace markets.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Packaging & Containers
  • Sub-Industry: Metal & Glass Containers
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: BLL
  • CUSIP: 05849810
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $72.94
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $75.02
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $77.38
  • 52-Week Range: $174,712,000.00 - $66.23
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 52.89
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.60
  • P/E Growth: 1.95
  • Market Cap: $12.84B
  • Outstanding Shares: 174,712,000
  • Beta: 0.98
  • Net Margins: 2.81%
  • Return on Equity: 18.44%
  • Return on Assets: 3.29%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.09%
  • Current Ratio: 1.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.75%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $85.29 (16.13% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/6/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
2/3/2017Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
2/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCLower Price TargetBuy$93.00 -> $90.00View Rating Details
12/12/2016Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageBuy$86.00View Rating Details
12/8/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoSet Price TargetBuy$91.00View Rating Details
9/29/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$90.00View Rating Details
8/7/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$85.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$77.00 -> $80.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Vertical GroupDowngradeHoldView Rating Details
7/14/2016Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$75.00View Rating Details
12/3/2015Wells Fargo & CoUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
11/9/2015MacquarieUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/2/2017Q416$0.84$0.87$2.55 billion$2.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.95$0.96$2.85 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.99$1.05$2.17 billion$2.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.68$0.58$1.89 billion$1.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.75$0.80$1.94 billion$1.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.95$1.10$2.13 billion$2.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.94$0.89$2.13 billion$2.17 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.79$0.69$1.91 billion$1.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.85$0.84$1.99 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$1.05$1.10$2.30 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$1.03$1.13$2.25 billion$2.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.69$0.81$2.03 billion$2.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2014Q413$0.73$0.86$2.10 billion$2.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.94$0.78$2.27 billion$2.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.87$0.85$2.30 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.65$0.58$2.09 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$0.66$0.64$2.11 billion$2.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.88$0.90ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.87$0.89ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.59$0.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$0.53$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.79$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.86$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.48$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.92$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.23 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.03 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.69$0.82$0.73
Q2 20162$0.99$0.99$0.99
Q3 20162$0.89$1.07$0.98
Q4 20162$0.84$0.89$0.87
Q1 20172$0.68$0.72$0.70
Q2 20172$1.09$1.16$1.13
Q3 20172$1.21$1.30$1.26
Q4 20172$1.02$1.13$1.08
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.71%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:30.23% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
12.29% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
10.34% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.42%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/24/2016Shawn M BarkerVPSell16,000$80.34$1,285,440.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Cynthia A NiekampDirectorBuy3,000$80.37$241,110.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016James N PetersonCOOSell3,870$79.88$309,135.60View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016George M SmartDirectorBuy3,000$80.14$240,420.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Pedro Henrique MarianiInsiderBuy3,000$80.18$240,540.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Daniel J HeinrichDirectorBuy3,000$80.73$242,190.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Erik BoutsCOOBuy10,000$79.41$794,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016John A HayesChairmanBuy2,400$79.31$190,344.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Robert W AlspaughDirectorBuy3,000$79.27$237,810.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016James N PetersonCOOSell2,000$72.56$145,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Hanno C FiedlerDirectorBuy7,000$71.77$502,390.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Robert D StrainVPBuy200$71.36$14,272.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016R David HooverDirectorSell8,000$68.45$547,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Robert D StrainVPSell1,500$66.93$100,395.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2015Jeff A KnobelVPSell2,332$73.74$171,961.68View SEC Filing  
5/4/2015James N PetersonVPSell4,800$74.87$359,376.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Shawn M BarkerVPSell5,470$70.88$387,713.60View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell4,250$69.94$297,245.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Charles E BakerVPSell9,000$72.44$651,960.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015James N PetersonVPSell1,000$73.09$73,090.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2014Douglas K BradfordVPSell4,621$69.58$321,529.18View SEC Filing  
9/16/2014R David HooverDirectorSell82,000$65.57$5,376,740.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell28,000$65.72$1,840,160.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014Jan NicholsonDirectorSell50,000$66.16$3,308,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Jeff A KnobelVPSell4,800$64.03$307,344.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2014Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell12,960$61.22$793,411.20View SEC Filing  
6/18/2014Charles E BakerVPSell10,000$60.77$607,700.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2014Scott C MorrisonVPSell5,000$60.27$301,350.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014John HayesChairmanSell16,499$60.26$994,229.74View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014R David HooverDirectorSell20,800$59.08$1,228,864.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014Shawn BarkerVPSell6,000$56.41$338,460.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell16,000$54.65$874,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell2,800$54.03$151,284.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Douglas BradfordVPSell4,679$56.04$262,211.16View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Douglas BradfordVPSell12,000$55.19$662,280.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013John HayesChairmanSell20,000$49.47$989,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Jeff KnobelVPSell4,800$49.94$239,712.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Scott MorrisonVPSell8,520$49.82$424,466.40View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Leroy James Williams JrVPSell9,800$45.49$445,802.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Charles BakerVPSell2,000$45.60$91,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Charles E BakerVPSell15,200$45.00$684,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Gerrit HeskeCOOSell5,350$45.26$242,141.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Gerrit HeskeCOOSell12,323$45.25$557,615.75View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Jeff A KnobelVPSell6,000$45.85$275,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Shawn M BarkerVPSell6,675$45.62$304,513.50View SEC Filing  
11/13/2012Jeff A KnobelVPSell2,300$43.78$100,694.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
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What is Ball Corporation's stock symbol?

Ball Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BLL."

How often does Ball Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ball Corporation?

Ball Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 27th.

Where is Ball Corporation's stock going? Where will Ball Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

10 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Ball Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $91.00. On average, they anticipate Ball Corporation's share price to reach $85.29 in the next year.

When will Ball Corporation announce their earnings?

Ball Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 26th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Ball Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ball Corporation stock:

  • KeyCorp analysts commented, "We have consistently been below consensus on BLL on account of volume challenges and the associated difficulty of generating organic EBITDA growth, and we see the world no differently now than we did before." (2/6/2017)

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "While we believe shares were oversold today with the underlying story unchanged, the stock will likely be range bound until it delivers stronger results, and investors get comfortable it can hit its EBITDA targets for 2017. We remain confident in BLL's ability to deliver on its LT targets, and even with a mixed 4Q, FCF came in noticeably stronger than anticipated." (2/3/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ball Corporation has underperformed the Zacks categorized sub industry over the past one year. The company's results coninue to bear the impact of continued weakness at the end-market level for carbonated soft drinks, beer and food. Ball Corporation also continues to face headwinds in its China business due to competitive pricing environment. Also, start-up costs for growth projects will remain headwinds for the company’s performance. Even though Ball Corporation’s Rexam acquisition will aid it to simplify and streamline its business, it will require meaningful integration efforts across a variety of geographies and business units, consequently carrying some integration risk." (2/1/2017)

Who owns Ball Corporation stock?

Ball Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (6.93%), State Street Corp (4.23%), Janus Capital Management LLC (2.40%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (1.59%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.97%) and Putnam Investments LLC (0.83%). Company insiders that own Ball Corporation stock include Cynthia A Niekamp, Daniel J Heinrich, Erik Bouts, George M Smart, Hanno C Fiedler, James N Peterson, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Lisa Ann Pauley, Pedro Henrique Mariani, R David Hoover, Robert D Strain, Robert W Alspaugh and Shawn M Barker.

Who sold Ball Corporation stock? Who is selling Ball Corporation stock?

Ball Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Putnam Investments LLC, Bain Capital Public Equity Management LLC, Nokota Management LP, Nicholas Co. Inc. WI, I.G. Investment Management LTD., Allianz Asset Management AG, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Handelsbanken Fonder AB. Company insiders that have sold Ball Corporation stock in the last year include James N Peterson, R David Hoover and Shawn M Barker.

Who bought Ball Corporation stock? Who is buying Ball Corporation stock?

Ball Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Brown Advisory Inc., Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Fred Alger Management Inc. and William Blair Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Ball Corporation stock in the last two years include Cynthia A Niekamp, Daniel J Heinrich, Erik Bouts, George M Smart, Hanno C Fiedler, John A Hayes, Pedro Henrique Mariani, Robert D Strain and Robert W Alspaugh.

How do I buy Ball Corporation stock?

Shares of Ball Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Ball Corporation stock cost?

One share of Ball Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $73.44.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) Chart for Monday, February, 27, 2017

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)

Last Updated on 2/27/2017 by Staff