NYSE:BLL - Ball Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $44.85 +0.28 (+0.63 %) (As of 09/24/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$44.57Today's Range$44.31 - $44.9652-Week Range$34.71 - $45.21Volume138,337 shsAverage Volume2.54 million shsMarket Capitalization$15.33 billionP/E Ratio22.01Dividend Yield0.90%Beta0.88 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 SymbolNYSE:BLL CUSIP05849810 Webwww.ball.com Phone303-469-3131 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.79 Current Ratio1.23 Quick Ratio0.92 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.01 Forward P/E Ratio19.93 P/E Growth3.6 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.98 billion Price / Sales1.40 Cash Flow$4.1877 per share Price / Cash10.71 Book Value$11.56 per share Price / Book3.88 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.04 Net Income$374 million Net Margins4.12% Return on Equity19.93% Return on Assets4.54% Miscellaneous Employees18,300 Outstanding Shares343,910,000Market Cap$15.33 billion 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, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Tuesday, September 18th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 31st. View Ball's Dividend History. When did Ball's stock split? How did Ball's stock split work? Ball's stock split on Wednesday, May 17th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly minted shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell 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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, April 25th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 25,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were Ball's earnings last quarter? Ball Co. (NYSE:BLL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The industrial products company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.58. The industrial products company had revenue of $3.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.01 billion. Ball had a return on equity of 19.93% and a net margin of 4.12%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.53 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, November, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ball. What price target have analysts set for BLL? 10 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Ball's stock. Their predictions range from $36.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Ball's stock price to reach $45.70 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ball. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ball? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ball in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 7 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 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." (8/7/2018) 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are modestly increasing our 2018 adj. EBITDA estimate to $1.864 billion from $1.840 billion (consensus and implied guidance are $1.880 billion) and our 2019 adj. EBITDA estimate to $1.90 billion from $1.88 billion (guidance is $2 billion) to reflect the beat. BLL has executed well in the past two quarters (and generated impressive cash flow last year), and market trends have improved in certain cases (notably South America). The Brazilian beverage market has dramatically improved of late for the can and bottle makers, but that market has been volatile in recent years (2016 was a poor year, while 2017 was much better) and could well remain so. Furthermore, capacity is coming into that market. And the ongoing declines in U.S. beer consumption and weakness in the U.S. food can market are well known." (5/3/2018) Who are some of Ball's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ball include ABB (ABB), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Deere & Company (DE), Emerson Electric (EMR), SCHNEIDER Elec/ADR (SBGSY), Vinci (DG), FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR (FANUY), Eaton (ETN), Johnson Controls International (JCI), MURATA Mfg Co L/ADR (MRAAY), Mitsui & Co Ltd (MITSY), Roper Technologies (ROP), Komatsu (KMTUY), Ingersoll-Rand (IR) and Parker-Hannifin (PH). 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.25%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.49%), Putnam Investments LLC (1.20%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (1.12%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.11%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.12%). Company insiders that own Ball stock include 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 Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Bank of America Corp DE, FMR LLC, FMR LLC, Legal & General Group Plc, Northern Trust Corp, Arizona State Retirement System and MUFG Securities EMEA plc. Company insiders that have sold Ball company stock in the last year include James N Peterson, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Cooke & Bieler LP, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Brown Advisory Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System and Decatur Capital Management Inc.. 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 $44.85. How big of a company is Ball? Ball has a market capitalization of $15.33 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: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 417 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 456 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 873MarketBeat'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. 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