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

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$49.30 +0.83 (+1.71 %)
(As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$48.47
Today's Range$48.34 - $49.46
52-Week Range$34.71 - $50.98
Volume2.85 million shs
Average Volume2.73 million shs
Market Capitalization$16.32 billion
P/E Ratio24.15
Dividend Yield0.83%
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

Current Ratio1.01
Quick Ratio0.69

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.98 billion
Price / Sales1.52
Cash Flow$4.2647 per share
Price / Cash Flow11.56
Book Value$11.56 per share
Price / Book4.26

Profitability

Net Income$374 million
Net Margins4.21%
Return on Assets4.63%

Miscellaneous

Employees18,300
Market Cap$16.32 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.81%. The ex-dividend date 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 on the morning of Wednesday, May 17th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly minted shares were issued 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 plan on Wednesday, April 25th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 25,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication 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 earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.04. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.95 billion for 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 quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 EPS. 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?

13 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Ball's shares. Their forecasts range from $43.00 to $55.00. On average, they anticipate Ball's stock price to reach $51.4545 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.4% 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. 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." (1/3/2019)
  • 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?

News headlines about BLL stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ball earned a media sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Packer & Co Ltd (0.37%), Packer & Co Ltd (0.28%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.02%) and BKD Wealth Advisors LLC (0.01%). 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 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 major 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, Addenda Capital Inc., DNB Asset Management AS, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Cerebellum GP LLC and First Hawaiian Bank. 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 $49.30.

How big of a company is Ball?

Ball has a market capitalization of $16.32 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:  468 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  478 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  946
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This page was last updated on 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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