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

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$50.31 -0.41 (-0.81 %)
(As of 01/23/2019 11:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$50.72
Today's Range$50.29 - $51.18
52-Week Range$34.71 - $50.99
Volume37,609 shs
Average Volume2.41 million shs
Market Capitalization$17.06 billion
P/E Ratio24.92
Dividend Yield0.80%
Beta0.75
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
Phone303-469-3131

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.98 billion
Cash Flow$4.1682 per share
Book Value$11.56 per share

Profitability

Net Income$374 million

Miscellaneous

Employees18,300
Market Cap$17.06 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, October 24th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, December 17th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.79%. 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?

Shares of Ball split before market open on Wednesday, May 17th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly issued shares were distributed 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 initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 25th 2018, which permits the company to buyback 25,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Ball's earnings last quarter?

Ball Co. (NYSE:BLL) released 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%. Ball's revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business 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 Thursday, January 31st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ball.

What price target have analysts set for BLL?

14 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Ball's shares. Their predictions range from $43.00 to $55.00. On average, they anticipate Ball's share price to reach $51.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.7% from the stock's current price. 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 4 hold ratings and 10 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 headlines about BLL stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ball earned a media sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Ball's key competitors?

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 Packer & Co Ltd (0.37%), Packer & Co Ltd (0.28%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.16%), Palisade Asset Management LLC (0.08%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%) and BTIM Corp. (0.03%). 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 institutional investors are selling Ball stock?

BLL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Park National Corp OH. 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 institutional investors are buying Ball stock?

BLL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Packer & Co Ltd, Packer & Co Ltd, BKD Wealth Advisors LLC, BTIM Corp., Eukles Asset Management, Addenda Capital Inc., DNB Asset Management AS and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. 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 $50.40.

How big of a company is Ball?

Ball has a market capitalization of $17.10 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 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  471 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  480 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  951
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This page was last updated on 1/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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