NYSE:BLL - Ball Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $61.31 +0.26 (+0.43 %) (As of 05/24/2019 02:50 PM ET)Previous Close$61.05Today's Range$61.18 - $61.5152-Week Range$34.71 - $65.31Volume853,256 shsAverage Volume2.20 million shsMarket Capitalization$20.52 billionP/E Ratio27.87Dividend Yield0.64%Beta0.83 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. 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 CIK9389 Webhttp://www.ball.com/ Phone303-469-3131Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.84 Current Ratio1.09 Quick Ratio0.77Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio27.87 Forward P/E Ratio23.49 P/E Growth4.34 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$11.64 billion Price / Sales1.76 Cash Flow$4.2784 per share Price / Cash Flow14.33 Book Value$10.90 per share Price / Book5.62Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.20 Net Income$454 million Net Margins3.83% Return on Equity20.39% Return on Assets4.52%Miscellaneous Employees17,500 Outstanding Shares334,740,000Market Cap$20.52 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 24th. Shareholders 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 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st. This is a positive change 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 created 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 has authorized a stock 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Ball's earnings last quarter? Ball Co. (NYSE:BLL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 2nd. The industrial products company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.01. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.79 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.66 billion. Ball had a net margin of 3.83% and a return on equity of 20.39%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 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, August 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ball. What price target have analysts set for BLL? 14 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Ball's stock. Their forecasts range from $43.00 to $68.00. On average, they anticipate Ball's share price to reach $56.2583 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.2%. 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? Media coverage about BLL stock has been trending negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ball earned a daily sentiment score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media 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 company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Ball's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ball include Caterpillar (CAT), Bouygues (BOUYF), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), SCHNEIDER ELEC /ADR (SBGSY), Deere & Company (DE), ABB (ABB), Emerson Electric (EMR), Roper Technologies (ROP), Johnson Controls International (JCI), Eaton (ETN), FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR (FANUY), Ingersoll-Rand (IR), Mitsui & Co Ltd (MITSY), MURATA MFG CO L/ADR (MRAAY) and ATLAS COPCO AB/S (ATLKY). 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 many different 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 major 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 major investors are buying Ball stock? BLL stock was bought 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 $61.29. How big of a company is Ball? Ball has a market capitalization of $20.52 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 531 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 499 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,030MarketBeat'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. 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