NYSE:BLL - Ball Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $48.20 -0.19 (-0.39 %) (As of 12/10/2018 03:26 PM ET)Previous Close$48.39Today's Range$47.81 - $48.5852-Week Range$34.71 - $50.98Volume220,370 shsAverage Volume3.30 million shsMarket Capitalization$16.41 billionP/E Ratio23.65Dividend Yield0.83%Beta0.75 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Ball Corporation supplies metal packaging products to the beverage, food, personal care, and household products industries. It operates in five 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 manufactures and sells metal beverage containers to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages. The Beverage Packaging, South America segment offers metal beverage containers. The Beverage Packaging, Europe segment manufactures and supplies aluminum beverage containers. The Food and Aerosol Packaging segment provides steel food containers and ends for packaging vegetables, fruits, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food, and other products; and extruded aluminum aerosol containers and aluminum slugs. The Aerospace segment develops spacecraft, sensors and instruments, radio frequency systems, data exploitation solutions, and other technologies and products for the civil, commercial, and cyber security aerospace markets, as well as offers defense hardware, antenna and video tactical solutions, civil and operational space hardware, and systems engineering services. It also designs, manufactures, and tests satellites, remote sensors, and ground station control hardware and software; and provides launch vehicle integration and satellite operational services. In addition, this segment provides target identification, warning, and attitude control systems and components; cryogenic systems and associated sensor cooling devices; star trackers; and fast-steering mirrors, as well as technical services and products to the government agencies, prime contractors, and commercial organizations for a range of information and electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training, and space system needs. The company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado. 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 Phone303-469-3131 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.74 Current Ratio1.01 Quick Ratio0.69 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.65 Forward P/E Ratio21.81 P/E Growth3.98 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.98 billion Price / Sales1.49 Cash Flow$4.1445 per share Price / Cash Flow11.63 Book Value$11.56 per share Price / Book4.17 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.04 Net Income$374 million Net Margins4.21% Return on Equity20.02% Return on Assets4.63% Miscellaneous Employees18,300 Outstanding Shares339,190,000Market Cap$16.41 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 24th. Investors of record on Monday, December 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, December 17th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 30th. View Ball's Dividend History. When did Ball's stock split? How did Ball's stock split work? Ball's stock split on the morning of 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 has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, April 25th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 25,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.04. The industrial products company earned $2.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.80 billion. Ball had a net margin of 4.21% and a return on equity of 20.02%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.52 earnings per share. View Ball's Earnings History. When is Ball's next earnings date? Ball is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ball. What price target have analysts set for BLL? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Ball's stock. Their forecasts range from $43.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect Ball's stock price to reach $51.7273 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ball. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ball? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ball in the last year. There are currently 4 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. 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) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ball Corporation expects its free cash flow will be around $800 million and capital spending to be in excess of $700 million in 2018. The company will benefit from Ball Metalpack joint venture. It remains focused on developing innovative aluminum packaging products and expanding business with strong cash flow and EVA returns. Ball Corporation awarded exclusion from U.S. aluminum tariffs for certain countries' can sheet supply. The company will also gain from cost cutting actions, acquisitions and lower tax rates. Year to date, the stock has outperformed its industry. However, Ball Corporation continues to face headwinds in domestic beer consumption. Further, its Brazilian business will be impacted by tougher year-over-year comparisons in second-half 2018 and political disruptions due to the upcoming elections. The company will also face headwinds related to currency." (10/10/2018) Has Ball been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about BLL stock have trended very positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. 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 daily sentiment score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Ball's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ball include Deere & Company (DE), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), SCHNEIDER ELEC /ADR (SBGSY), ABB (ABB), Emerson Electric (EMR), Eaton (ETN), MURATA MFG CO L/ADR (MRAAY), Johnson Controls International (JCI), FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR (FANUY), Roper Technologies (ROP), Mitsui & Co Ltd (MITSY), Ingersoll-Rand (IR), Komatsu (KMTUY), Parker-Hannifin (PH) and Kubota (KUBTY). Who are Ball's key executives? Ball's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. John A. Hayes, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 53)Mr. Scott C. Morrison, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56)Ms. Lisa Ann Pauley, Sr. VP of HR & Admin. (Age 57)Mr. Charles E. Baker, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 61)Mr. Daniel William Fisher, Sr. VP & COO of Global Metal Beverage Packaging (Age 45) Who are Ball's major shareholders? Ball's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.77%), BlackRock Inc. (6.31%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6.07%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.60%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (2.12%) and Putnam Investments LLC (1.51%). 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Victory Capital Management Inc., FMR LLC, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Deutsche Bank AG and Vanguard Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Ball company stock in the last year include Charles E Baker, James N Peterson, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dodge & Cox, Dodge & Cox, Putnam Investments LLC, Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Morgan Stanley, Janus Henderson Group PLC and Westpac Banking Corp. 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 $48.22. How big of a company is Ball? Ball has a market capitalization of $16.41 billion and generates $10.98 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $374 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.04 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: 457 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 472 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 929MarketBeat'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 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are municipal bonds?